You have 12 days until Valentine’s to surprise your kids each day with love notes (or anything you can think of that will make their day even more special ) inside this Valentine’s felt envelopes.
I got this fabulous idea from these ladies.
I made them last year and I got them out a few days ago. So far, my kids have found, aside from love notes, treats, coupons for play dates and outings, inspirational quotes, pictures, etc.
To make them you will need:
Felt sheets 12x18 size of any color of your choice(1 sheet .75 at Hobby Lobby)
Embroidery floss and needle
Decorative trim (white)
Hot glue gun
I took two sheets of felt of the same color. I cut one of the sheets of felt in half to make a piece that is 9 x 12 inches in size. This will be the front of the envelope.Next I cut a half circle out of this 9×12 inch front sheet (I used a round plate to make the half a circle).
The other 12×18 piece will be the back of the envelope and the triangular flap. I estimated the angles to make the envelope flap, traced it with a pencil and ruler and then cut along the line with scissors.
So here are the two pieces that make up the envelope: the back piece with the envelope flap, and the front piece with the half-circle.
Then I hot glued the front and back pieces together. Subsequently I added the embellishments on the front. First the embroidery floss:
and the decorative trim (also with the glue gun)
Once it was done I made hearts with the remaining felt and hot glued it on the tip of the flap.
I used the ribbon to hang them up from their bedroom doors so that they can find their little surprises each morning when they wake up.
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