Monday 30 January 2012

Cute vintage doily envelope

With Valentines Day on the way, I thought of sharing with you this easy DIY cute idea.

I saw these vintage envelopes made from cake doilies last year in a wedding magazine and I used them to send my "save the date" cards. As I could not find the magazine or the original tutorial, I decided to create one of my own.

Cute vintage doily envelope
Photo Credit: Zaira Brilhante, with Pentax K-x

- The card you want to send inside the envelope!
- Rectangular paper doilies, the one I used is 25cm x 35cm and I got mine from here
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Glue (or Mod Podge with a little brush, to help you applying)

1. With the doily facing down, place your card on top of it as per fig. 1.

2. Fold both sides (left & right) and also the top, to make sure your envelope will close properly. Note: Keep your card in place, as it will help you when folding. Make sure you leave a bit of room on both sides, as you don't want it to be too tight.

3. With a pencil, trace a line in the bottom, about 1.5cm below the end of your card. With the doily still folded, remove the card and cut over the line.

4. Use the glue or Mod Podge to stick the bottom. Be careful not to use too much glue, as doilies can be quite fragile. Wait until it is fully dried and voilĂ , you have a cute vintage envelope!


  1. Adorable *-* Where do you get all your cute ideas from :]?

  2. Hi Lea! I usually browse the web for it, a love a challenge, specially because I am not really good at it, so when I find something I can actually make myself, I love it! But a lot of these references came when I was planning my wedding last year! It was when I fell in love with arts & crafts and DIY ideas!