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.



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

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


  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!

  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

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

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


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

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

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

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

    x Jianine

  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!

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

  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. :)

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

    Abbie /// XOXOX

  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.


  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!