Friday, December 2, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

A while back I picked up this Christmas book from the oppy for 50c. It has some lovely colourful illustrations throughout (scribble) so I thought it perfect for upcycling into some Christmas envelopes.

This afternoon I set to work folding and sticking and the result is these cute Christmas envelopes, great for gift vouchers I think. Maybe for a little note to Santa as well.

I just pulled apart some existing envelopes of varying sizes to use as the template. I use the point of my scissors and a ruler to score the fold lines and a gluestick to stick it all together.

We are putting up our Christmas tree tonight so I've been sorting through our decos today too.
These treasures were made last year by our gorgeous boy at preschool. The thing I love most about them is the finger mark pressed into the star and the tree. I remember when he did it, I remember his podgy little hands-they're not quite as podgy a year later. He's grown up a lot this past year...

Do you have treasured decorations like these on your tree too?


Yvette Adams said...

I just LOVE the envelopes. And Ollie's precious decorations. :)

karlyn Jackson said...

I'm liking those envelopes. Those decos look good enough to eat....amost!

Sheree said...

Lovin' those cute envelopes Lea! Gorgeous!

Sheree xx

rockmelon said...

those envelopes are just the cutest. Great recycling/upcycling.