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DIY: Personalized Envelope Lining

Sending snail mail is so much fun, I miss the days when you send letters to your friends and you purchase a stamp and wait days for them to receive it. From now on I want to make an effort to make cute little cards, letters and envelopes to send to my friends and family because it does really make a difference. The other day I sent a birthday card and personalized the envelope and it turned out pretty sweet, so I thought I would share with you guys how to create your own personalized envelope lining

What you need:

Print outs of your favorite photographs

An envelope


A glue stick


Step one: undo one of the envelopes, so you can see it’s template.


Step two: cut the top half of the envelope like so, keeping together the middle center and the top fold over.


Step three: draw a 1 cm line around the top fold and half a cm around the two sides and trim.


Step four: place your template on top of your chosen print and cut.



Step five: glue the back of the printed cut out.


Step six: place inside the envelope.



You can create as many different ones as you like, ready to send off for a special occasion or just to send a letter to a friend. It’s fun, try it!


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Dara -May 7, 2013, 7:17AM

Love it! Simple and beautiful. )

Megan -May 7, 2013, 9:41AM

This is so cute!

Meg -May 7, 2013, 12:30PM

This is awesome!
I actually lined my own wedding invites. A bit time comsuming, but they looked great.

DIYEARTE - DIY -May 7, 2013, 12:45PM

great idea!!! :)


Steffanie -May 7, 2013, 1:50PM

I love this idea so much! A POP of color inside the envelope it much needed! I will be trying this ASAP

April -May 7, 2013, 2:11PM

This will be great for mother’s day cards too! Can’t wait to try it :D

Rogue -May 8, 2013, 2:48PM

If you haven’t heard of the recycolopes at, I think everyone would love those. It’s basically using old magazines, or catalogs even, to make envelopes. You may need separate labels since the image on the paper might not be easy to write an address one, but it’s super fun to make your own and come up with different designs depending on the image on the page.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stuff on great tips and tricks to life, etc, and how to love the planet!

Britley -May 8, 2013, 8:08PM

love this idea ! i can’t wait to do this sometime

Lisa -May 15, 2013, 10:40AM

This is such a cute idea! A great way to personalise mail. -May 16, 2013, 3:01AM

I would love to receives these in the post. Bring back pretty snail mail please :-)

dana -May 16, 2013, 5:31PM

I love this! It will be a great treat for my nephews when I send them letters!

Randi -June 21, 2013, 9:44PM

Seven years ago, I lined all of the envelopes of the invitations to my daughter’s bat mitzvah. It wasn’t hard — and here’s a tip: you only need to glue the top edges of the lining paper to the envelope — not the whole liner! When you order custom invitations and pay extra for lined envelopes, they’re only glued at the top!

We love FP!

Yonex Sterno -June 23, 2013, 8:03PM

Great!! DIY Projects can help individuals make their own decors and also improve their creativity. I’ve also seen other DIY projects in this site.

Maisie -June 24, 2013, 8:26AM

This is a very cute and very unique idea! Just perfect for that extra bit of personal touch!

Kelly -June 27, 2013, 12:59PM

I love this idea. Diy Projects are always fun.

Knitascarf -August 13, 2013, 12:10PM

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