Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Butterfly Envelopes

This is an oldie, but goodie - turning envelopes into treat bags.  I found these really cool Seventies envelopes at a flea market.  (It was more flea than market, but I did come away with some great stuff!)  Don't you love the orange and hot pink?

It couldn't be easier to turn your envelopes into a quick gift bag - perfect for a little treat or gift card - maybe both?

Seal the envelope (I use glue, instead of just licking it - want to make sure it stays sealed).

Then cut open one end - you can use pinking shears or decorative scissors.

Now what?  Just decorate!

This one already has some fun flowers.  I pinked across the top, clipped on a pretty butterfly and glued in a white doily on the inside.  Love it!

This one is a plain white envelope.  I wrapped wide washi tape around the bottom.  Holes are punched across the top and threaded with twine.  It got a pretty butterfly, too!

Need a quick gift bag?  Try an envelope!

Hope you're having a lovely week.  Happy you came by!


  1. What a great idea. I reckon I will try this as it seems even I can do this. Thanks

  2. love it! been a long time since I've done this. Where do you get your wide washi tape?

    1. Hi, Debbie! (I'm sending you an email, too.) I got the wide washi from Michaels quite a while ago.

  3. These look lovely Lori. A great idea to fill a basket with treat bags ready for the trick or treaters.
    Toni xx

  4. What a great idea...fab way to use an envelope! Wonderful gift bags with pretty butterflies, Lori!!!

  5. What a cool idea! You found some fabulous envelopes at the flea market - I love this colour combo! The finished bags are adorable - love the butterflies!

  6. What a great idea! And I love those envelopes!

  7. These are awesome Lori!! I love the colors and design!

  8. This make me smile <3 the colors and the design is lovely <3

  9. Super simple creative! Very pretty gift bags!

  10. Such a fabulous quick idea! Love it!


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