Tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope

Fransic Verso | August 12, 2019 | | | | | |
tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope. Hello, hello! It's been a while since the last time I posted something. That is due to a lot of things that I went through. Which made me take this long break from blogging.

I missed blogging a lot though I haven't gone too far from it. And was just working on promoting my old posts. Because I didn't want to stop and let my work for the past months go for nothing. Also, I've been working on improving other things. Trying to figure out new stuff for the future of my blog.


Another reason is I got sick for almost a week. And I had to leave everything until I heal up. Thankfully, everything got better. While I was gone from blogging. There were some changes that I did to the blog as you can see by now. 

The blog content will be changed from now on. So, I will be blogging about one of the oldest topics I started. And one that I really enjoy which's mentioned on my about page. That I listed above in the menu. 

Well, it will be about DIY which is the things that I do by myself. Yes! I changed the menu as well and made it simpler. Also, I put the topics in the sidebar because still. They won't be deleted from the blog but don't want to be shown in the menu bar anymore. You will learn a new idea by reading this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope. 

FYI

It took me a while to take this decision and take action because I was feeling a bit down. This was another reason for me not to blog anything. However, I managed to re-write my about page and set everything for the new content. That will be posted in this blog. 

Sometimes when you feel down, the best way to get up is to lay down for a bit. Then, gain energy and remind yourself of why you started it. And your dreams and that's what I did. Though it wasn't that comfortable because I always feel useless not being able to do anything. But everything now will be back as it was and even better than it was.

tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope

Anyway, in this post, I will be showing you guys how to make a lighting bolt gift card. Tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope. And the envelope step by step. By the way, this wasn't the one I wanted because I was aiming for something even better.

 Like a real lightning bolt shape. But it was harder than I thought. Don't worry, this will do the trick and will work for another DIY idea to share the love with a gift card. Hopefully, you will get a great DIY idea. By the end of this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope. 

Tutorial how to make simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope

I will start by mentioning the items for this simple DIY project. Since it's something that will include papers throughout the process.  We will need the main stuff that we always use with paper. Which are scissors, glue, pencils, and other necessities. Tools to use in this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope.

Because drawing everything before cutting it will be useful to be more precise. Also, don't forget the color pencils or anything that you like to use for this DIY craft. As long as it will do the job for you. We need to make things more colorful for this DIY project.


In making the envelopes we need to use thick paper to make things more stable. But you don't want a bending gift card when you are gifting to someone. Imagine handing this DIY gift idea to someone and when the person is about to grab it. The envelope bends, and he/she catches the air lol. Bad idea to continue this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope.

That would be a little awkward and that's why I recommend thick papers. The number of papers you will need depends on how many attempts you will have to do. Until you manage to get it done for this DIY project. But I just used about 3 papers for this DIY project and it was enough. 

Though I did some practice on different papers (thin). Because thick papers are hard to get haha. And I had to go and buy a stack of them to get this DIY craft done. So, it took some time to finish this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope.


The envelope without the lighting bolt 


Tutorial how to make simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope

Well, I didn't take pictures of it. But you need to use the pencil to draw a shape of a rectangle (two of it with the same height and width). And for the envelope... Draw the lightning bolt in the middle of the one you will use as the front side. Simple steps in this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope.

Because we only need the side where it will be shown to everyone on this DIY craft. Including who will receive the gift card. Then, you have two choices you can cut the rectangle first. And then the lightning bolt or the opposite. I recommend the first one because it will be easy if you have a smaller shape to get the lighting bolt nice and easy for this DIY craft.


Make sure you go slowly when using the scissor curving everything. After you drew them and go over the lines. Otherwise, things will not be good for this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope. And you might make ramps going up and down or mess it up for this DIY project haha. I messed it a couple times, but I was lucky enough to manage to get it all sorted up. Since it wasn't that bad. 

Also, you don't want anyone to interrupt you while doing this step. Sensitive step  That is because I could imagine me doing this step. And someone comes up to me and hit me on the shoulder or anywhere on my body. But, that makes me mess it up haha. The tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope won't go smoothly.


The front side of the envelope is without colors 




This is how it will look like or at least for me after finishing the previous step. If you notice the lightning bolt coming down from above. That's me trying to make it more realistic for this DIY project haha. As it was coming down from the sky. It wasn't that hard, but it took a little bit of time from me. It was to make it as perfect as I could in the picture above. 

Now, It's time for this to make this item colorful by adding some colors to it though. I will only use the color of the lighting. Which is light blue on it. You need to add it to the edge of the lightning bolt. And because color pencils aren't the best for showing the colors more clearly. Things weren't as I planned for this DIY idea. 

You will need to go over them more than once. Just to make sure the color is showing clearly. We need to make sure to do this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope good. Remember to go easy when using the color pencil. Because you will mess up the edges. If you go too hard on it while adding the color.

The front of the envelope with colors 




As you can see in the picture above. This is after I added the light blue color to the edges of the lightning bolt. It's to make it more realistic. Well, it would be enough for us to make an envelope for our gift card and this DIY idea.

 And the only thing left is to glue everything together on both sides (the front and the back of it). Because we are making an envelope we need to put glue on every side. Except for the above one, that's where you will be able to put the gift card in the envelope. When I see the full picture of this DIY gift idea. 

The lighting bolt envelope 

Tutorial how to make simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope


This is the final look after we do the previous steps. And you got yourself a lightning bolt envelope. Though it wasn't the best because I messed up a few times while doing it. It will be enough to make this official haha. As you can see, I made the back higher a little bit than the front. Just to add more tricks to it, but this is optional.

Now that everything is ready. We need to make an easy gift card. Use another paper or the same one if there is any space left on the paper. You used to make the envelope and draw a rectangle. But make the height of it less than the actual envelope. Because otherwise, you won't be able to put the gift card inside it.


The lighting bolt gift card


Tutorial how to make simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope


This is the last part of the DIY project and it will be doing the gift card. Following as mentioned in the previous step. It will be the easiest step to do in this process. But we can't leave it without any colors. For this tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope. 

So I decided to put the gift card inside the envelope. And color it through the lightning bolt. It will look as shown in the picture above and again. You got yourself an actual gift card with a custom envelope made at home. 

The lighting blot envelope and gift card



We have reached the end of this DIY craft. And I hope you really enjoyed reading and liked this idea. I've got a stack of these types of papers and more. As I said earlier in the post. Also, I will be creating more content with it for the next couple of posts. 

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Tutorial on how to make a simple and cool DIY lighting bolt envelope



Thank you so much to everyone who has commented before on my posts even though I don't reply. I really appreciate every single comment. And I wish you a fantastic day and a good start.  

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