Hello everyone! A new week with a new post. This week, I’m starting with an awesome DIY project. Well, I’m not going too crazy this week. Since I’m trying to lift myself back again. It was a bit overwhelming since I did two long projects haha. However, this doesn’t mean it’s going to be a bad project. Today’s DIY project is a birthday gift. And it is how to make this awesome birthday envelope.
It’s been a while since I did a DIY birthday envelope. Sometimes I actually forget that I have “DIY envelopes” on my list haha. It’s just when I have a lot of ideas to do, there is a chance that I will miss some good ideas. And that what happen with me this time haha.
If you have a friend or a family member’s birthday coming any time soon. This post is perfect for you because it’s about a birthday gift idea. Something I thought of last-minute because my original idea was something else haha. However, things didn’t go as planned and I had to change it.
Things sometimes don’t want to go smooth. However, I got a backup post idea and that’s where this awesome birthday gift idea comes. Let me know what you guys think of it in the comment section. I’m curious whats your opinions on this birthday gift idea.
About the DIY project
It’s been a while since I did something like this and I honestly, miss doing gift ideas like this. Because it’s so much fun and doesn’t require a lot of things. So Today I decided to give it a try with a new design and new colors. Well, I used the colors on other projects, but for this type of project comparing to the previous ones, it’s new haha.
Have you ever consider making a gift at home for your friends or family member? Well, if you have, that’s awesome but if you haven’t, this awesome birthday envelope is going to be worth trying. Because it’s custom made at home which gives it more valuable than the ones from the store.
It’s made out of thick paper and that’s what we will need for this birthday gift idea. Also, I used normal A4 papers for the card because it’s more flexible. You will see how everything is done and more pictures. So stick to the end of this post.
This envelope has pockets which something I have never done. It’s the First time to make this design and all of this DIY birthday gift idea made out of papers. I’m sure this is something we all can afford because we already have it in our home. Unless you don’t have kids and school haha. It’s easy to get.
Also, something awesome about this project, is that it doesn’t take much from your time. If you are a person who doesn’t like to spend a lot of time making a gift. This would be perfect for you. Honestly, sometimes we feel lazy, but this one won’t even take a lot of your energy which is awesome.
How to make this awesome birthday envelope
Things we need
Well for this project, we won’t need a lot of things to make it, but I will list all the things we will need and use for this birthday gift and envelope.
- Glue gun
- Thick paper
- Normal A4 papers
- Colored papers
- Color pencils
Since it’s papers, you can use whatever glue you have as long as it’s strong because you don’t it to fall apart a few days later haha. And thick papers because we need it as strong as possible and since they are thick, it means more strength on it haha.
How to make the birthday envelope
First, one of the required things is thick paper. And I’m going to make it the main body for the envelope since it’s strong. And I cut it 20.5cm in 15.5cm, but you can cut without the half haha. I just wanted to be perfect for the drawing that I’m going to show you in a bit.
Then, I fold the birthday envelope in half as you can see in the picture above. For some envelopes, I used to cut two pieces of paper with the same measures and glue three sides and leave the top open for the card. This time with this birthday gift idea and envelope, I’m using the fold method and you will see how it went in a bit.
Here is the drawing for this envelope. Well, I spent few minutes browsing for a good design for this birthday envelope. And I couldn’t find anything good. So this idea which starts with the drawing you see in the picture above. It’s something I came up with. However, it came out like that after editing it several times haha.
Here is how the birthday envelope looks when using the scissors to cut as we drew in the previous picture and we need to cut slowly. If we want it to be as perfect as possible. Have you ever seen an envelope like this before? if so, what was it for? let me know in the comment.
The birthday envelop decoration
We are not yet done. Now we have the main part of the envelope, let’s add decoration and finish it up. For the decoration, I used the A4 and colored paper.
So here are the things I used to decorate this birthday envelope. Simple things but it will look awesome with a nice touch of placements haha. Also, using the color pencils to add more colors to it which you will see in a second. And the full version of it.
The full version of the birthday envelope
Are you guys ready for the big reveal and full version of this birthday gift idea?. And how I did the decoration for this envelope.
If you guys wonder what is this? well, this is a new way of writing the DIY projects haha. I know I keep changing it, but it’s because I’m trying to figure out a good way for me haha. Let me know what you guys think of this style. Do you like it or not?
Ok, before showing the decoration on the birthday envelope. I made this little nice flower for this gift idea and you will see how it looks on the birthday envelope and gift card.
I will show you guys everything and talk about it after. So you guys ready for this birthday gift card and envelope?
And just like that. As you can see in the pictures above. Starting from the flower and stars. I thought it would be a cool idea to make the flower and stars coming up to the red circle. I want to know what you guys think of it? was a yay or nay idea haha.
I also used the pencil color to add yellow color on the edge of the envelope. This could be the way to indicate for whom the envelope will be. Adding their favorite color instead of the yellow if theirs is different haha. That’s my favorite color by the way.
The red circle and belt are things I got at the last minute and made them hidden until this point because of that haha, I wasn’t planning to add them, But I used them to close the birthday envelope and gift card.
The last two pictures are what inside the envelope which as you can see. The two pockets and top circles. The top circles, are meant to add more words if you want. Express more of how you feel or just add happy birthday. Because the gift cards will be the main way to write what you want to say.
Conclusion of How to make this awesome birthday envelope
As always, this is it for how to make this awesome birthday envelope post. A DIY idea you can make it with free cost and have more meaning when gifting the other person. Thank you so much for reading until this point.
What gift you would send to your friend or family member? How do you rate this birthday envelope? let me know in the comments because I’m curious and would like to know.
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