DIY envelope liners are a simple way to add interest and drama to an otherwise simple piece of mail. Whether you’re sending a letter to a pen pal or creating wedding stationery, envelope liners add just the right amount of polish.

Using rubber stamps on your liners allows you to add a special, personalized touch to each one. Custom rubber stamps can give you even more personalizing opportunities, and are especially fitting for weddings or special events.

DIY Envelope Liners

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
Follow these simple steps to create your own DIY envelope liners!

DIY Envelope Liners: Materials

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

  • Envelopes
  • White cardstock (or patterned scrapbook paper)
  • Watercolors / cup of water
  • Paintbrush
  • Rubber stamps
  • Stamp ink
  • Glue stick or tape runner
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

DIY Envelope Liners: Instructions

1. Paint the liner.

If you’re not a fan of painting, you can definitely substitute colored scrapbooking paper or your desired type of paper. But if you just have plain white paper, you can still create something vibrant! Stick to just one or two colors, or go for an ombré effect. Allow your painting to dry fully. If you have any warping, cover it with a few books and allow it to flatten overnight.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

2. Trace & cut.

Trace your envelope with a pencil, and then cut out your outline.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

3. Trim.

Trim about half an inch from the bottom, and about an eighth of an inch from each of the sides.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

You can now use this as your liner or as a template to make more liners!

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

4. Stamp.

Now’s the time to personalize the liner! Add impressions of your favorite stock craft stamps or bring a totally unique look with a custom stamp.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

Find out how to make a custom stamp.

 

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

5. Insert.

Insert the liner into its envelope.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

6. Fold down.

Hold down the liner so it doesn’t shift, and fold down the envelope flap to create a crease.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

7. Glue.

Lift up the envelope flap and add glue or a tape runner to the backside of the liner.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

8. Stick.

Close the envelope flap down to stick to the liner and smooth it out.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

Add your card or stationery!

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners
How to Make DIY Envelope Liners

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