My new love: Vintage Wallpaper. There are some pretty fun things you can do with it -This is the first of a few DIY projects I’ll show you involving the stuff.
But first! You may be asking yourself: Where might I buy vintage wallpaper? Here’s a couple of resources:
The websites above have rolls (which are usually 18″ wide and anywhere between 5-14 yards long) that are $30-$90. Not bad considering a square foot sheet of patterned paper at a craft store can run anywhere from 50 cents to a $1.
OK. On to the first project: Envelope Liners!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Vintage Wallpaper (ok, let’s be honest. You can use any kind of patterned paper, but wallpaper is definitely snazzy!)
- Bone folder (or fingers, but folder will help)
- Glue stick
First off, make a template for your liners: measure the width of your envelope and subtract 1/4 inch. Cut paper to this dimension. For the length, slip in paper and measure from the bottom to 1/4 inch from the tip. Cut paper again. Now, slip paper into envelope and fold corners down from tip and crease. Cut off corners.
Now you’ve got a template to trace and cut all of your liners from. After you’ve cut your liners, slip them into the envelopeÂ and fold down the flap. Make a good crease in the liner, as this is what’s going to hold everything together.
Fold back the envelope flap and glue the back of the liner. Press liner into flap and voila! You’ve got one lined envelope!
It should be noted that I originally used the directions from a Martha Stewart’s article, but changed some things around to make it easier for me.