After going handmade this Christmas I am going to reuse one of my Christmas gift ideas for Valentine's Day! Three of my nieces received their very own felt mailbox with felt mail! It was quite quick and easy to make each of these sets and makes for a great role play set that the whole family can enjoy!
I have created a free printable for you to create your own felt envelopes for Valentine's Day or any day really! (Click the image to the right to download your free copy) Your child will love to receive notes from you all year 'round. And what a great way for them to develop their own writing skills by sharing notes with others too!
These are really simple to make. Either as a machine or hand-sewn project or a quick project with the glue gun!
Simply print out the free pattern by clicking the picture to the right and follow these simple instructions! Use your own creativity to create a variety of fun postage stamps. Perhaps you'd like to create some felt letters or love hearts to go inside.
Use decorative stitches on your sewing machine to create a different look on each of your letters. The options are endless.
These fabulous felt envelopes can be themed for any time of year. Try making some at Christmas time or Easter. Maybe even a letter for the tooth fairy. Your child will love receiving their own 'mail'.
Here's what you'll need:
- Just For Daisy's free Valentine's envelope pattern
- 1 piece of wool felt
- sewing machine (optional)
- or needle/thread
- or glue gun
Here's what to do:
I used a scalloped rotary cutter to create the jagged edge around my stamps. You could do this with scissors! :) The large hearts were cut free hand to put in the finished envelopes!
I'd love to hear from you if you make these! Feel free to share a pic on the Just For Daisy facebook page!
Keep your eyes on the blog for a tutorial later this week on how to make a very simple felt mailbox for your child to store/receive their mail in!
And if you're in the mood for Valentine's Day.. take a look at this fabulous photo shoot by the beautiful Alyssa from Resolved 2 Worship.
And you might like to make some Valentine's Swirl Cupcakes or a cute cushion.