28.4.12

Letter Writing Kit DIY


Well,  I figure that practically 99.96% of us love to write letters, so I'm giving you a little creative boost on how to dress up your stationery.

you will need:

First, let me say something: this DIY tutorial isn't really a tutorial. It's really just a bunch of pictures to get your creativity flowing, and to use as a guideline. You can copy the cards I made, but I'd encourage you to think up something creative, too! Just have fun with it!

part one: pencils

Cut a long strip from your newspaper, about 1/2 inch wide. Cover your pencil in glue and wrap the newspaper around the pencil in a spiral motion.



The end with the eraser will probably be uneven, so you can cut a strip from a magazine to cover up the mess and add a bit of color.


If you don't want to use newspaper, or even if you do, you can use your fabric scraps to give your pencils a nice little bow tie. :)

part two: cards
For this part you will need to go crazy with your scissors and cut out a bunch of random pieces of magazine page. circles, hearts, amoebas... whatever. 

Then get creative! Glue 'em on however you want and doodle a little note...


... or cut out some newspaper letters to say 'hello' for you...

... or doodle something else (just make your character look better than my 30 second sketch :).

 part three: little notes
Lastly, take out your 3x5 cards and mix some more stuff together and glue it on... haha, can you tell I'm tired? Well, I'm tired. :)



(please pardon the over-exposure of this photo)

There you have it! Your very own letter writing kit! Now you can use it up or give it away.

xo.

18 comments:

  1. the one with the girl and the thought bubbles is really, really cute!

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  2. I love this :)
    Creativity is the best part when writing letters.

    Stephanie

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  3. oh my. I died at the "just make your character look better than my 30 second sketch..." part. that would take my like 7 hours to draw. seriously. and the cards are so cute! I love the second one. great job, Lindsey!

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  4. This is awesome! Some really great ideas - thank you :) (Oh, and that magazine (Boden)in the first picure, I have just been using that to scrapbook...!)

    Gina X

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  5. Ahhh, I love these ideas!
    Great post!
    -Kate

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  6. ohmymymymy. this is wonderfully wonderful. i am in a swoon.

    xo/acacia

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  7. ps at the 'i . . . you' one, i died. nearly. ahhh! i love it so much!

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  8. oh thank God, now my stationary won't have to be so boring anymore. you le rock, girly!
    -jocee <3

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  9. Goodness! So creative!! Love it<3

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  10. This is so lovely! I'll definitely try out doing this sometime, amazing!

    x Jianine
    http://definitelyscreaming.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love to make my own cards. I usually draw pictures but this idea will add a lot to my card collection. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  12. you.are.a.genius! that is all.

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  13. Oh my, I love this a latta. I love making cards, they are thee best. :) OH, and I loovveee your 30sec. sketch. Adorable. And those pencils? I am going to make some. :)

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  14. I love the catalog clippings! Great idea :)

    Abbie /// XOXOX

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  15. I. Love. This. :DDDDD I'm not patient enough for crafts. I scrapbook... sometimes. and that's it. People who actually have the patience for this stuff inspire me greatly! :)

    Great blog. BTW. :) Very nice.

    xx,
    Bleah

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  16. Um, Lou? Your 30 second sketch is better than anything I've ever drawn in my life. No joke. This is amazing!!!!
    thanks so much for the ideas!

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