Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Junk Mail into Mail Art
How many pieces of junk mail do you get that come with a return envelope? I counted - six in one week. What do you do with the return envie? Probably recycle it. Well, how about taking the recycling one step further and actually reusing the envelope? The photo above is an envie I did in about ten minutes. Ten minutes from throw-away to super cute with minimal effort. And you only need some simple supplies that you probably have around already. I covered the envelope with a piece of scrap book paper. I added butterfly images from a magazine, a few flowers cut from scrap book paper and a "butterfly" definition from an old dictionary that I picked up at the thrift store. Slap everything on with a glue stick and WOW you have a good looking envelope that will bring a smile to the receiver's face!