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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How To: Valentine Envelope Garland

I just can't get enough of sweet valentine decorations and details! No wonder, since my favorite colors are pink and red. :)

This envelope garland was so simple to whip up on a crafty afternoon with friends! I am loving it on our brick wall in the living room. 

You will need:
8 Sheets of scrapbook paper
paper cutter or scissors
glue dots, photo squares, or double sided tape
16 buttons
hot glue gun

1. Cut your scrapbook papers into 4.25x4.25 inch squares. I used 2 squares of each colors for a total of 16 squares. 

2. Lay your first square down diagonally with the colored side facing down. Fold the 2 side points in equal amounts to create straight edges on either side. My straight edges measure approximately 2.5" each. 

3. Fold the bottom point up lining the fold with the bottom of the side folds. 

4. To secure your folds, add a few glue dots, photo squares, or double sided tape under the flaps. Note: This will cause the flaps to adhere to the back of the envelope making it unusable and decorative only. If you hope slide a note in your envelopes, only secure the very edges of the flaps to each other, not to the back. 

5. Fold the top point down.

6. Use hot glue and a button to seal your envelope shut. 

6. Once all your envelopes are dry, thread them in a desired pattern through your twine. Leave plenty of excess twine on either side to tie your garland up. I created 2 garlands each with 8 envelopes. My bottom garland was slightly longer than the top. 

That's all there is to it! A festive little love note garland in minutes. How do you decorate for Valentine's day?

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