Tonight I've been working on a new DIY project, and while it is only tangentially related to fashion, I thought you guys might be interested. I'm making envelopes out of fashion magazines. Here's a quick photo tutorial in case you'd like to make some of your own. If you'd rather buy some, I'll be listing mine on Etsy soon .
First, I printed this template and cut it out.
Then I found a magazine I was done reading.
I ripped out a page with an image I liked.
The image on the reverse side of the page will be the inside of the envelope.
I cut out an envelope shape using the template.
Then I set down the cutout from the magazine, with the image I wanted on the outside down.
I folded up the corner that's cut straight across from one notch to the next.
Then I folded in the sides the same way.
I spread a narrow line of glue along the edge of both sides of the bottom tab and pressed the sides to it to secure them.
Then I pinched the envelope until it opened to make sure it wouldn't get glued shut accidentally.
Finally, I folded the top tab down straight across at both notches.