Last week I was off blogging most of the time. My son was down with the flu in the beginning of the week and then, when he was able to go back to school, my daughter started throwing up. Fun stuff (and a huge load of laundry to take care of)...I just managed to go through some of my regular posts, but not much more than that. I have been busy, but was just not in the right state of mind to sit down and write.
Anyway, everyone seems to be better now, so I'm finally sharing today something that was actually made a couple of weeks ago, at almost the same time as the Stationery Gift Set (check that story here). The felt envelopes gave me all sorts of ideas and one of them was a diary set.
I had actually purchased a while ago a Minnie Mouse diary, complete with lock and key, thinking that with all the girls birthday parties my kids are invited to, it would be a fun gift. It was just the perfect opportunity to make an envelope and create another cute gift set.
Here are the materials: felt for the envelope, a diary or a notebook, a matching pen or pencil (optional, but always looks good - I managed to find some Minnie Mouse pencils at the dollar store) and a matching embellishment - again, optional, but makes the whole set look a little better and in addition covers the stitches used to sew the velcro used to keep the envelope closed (more details on the how-to here).
I made a felt and beads flower (with a glittery center) to match the blue and pink flower in the diary cover.
After sewing the sides of the envelope and the velcro, and gluing the flower, this is what I got (front and back):
And here is the complete set:
Done! One cute and easy gift set that almost any girl will love. And pretty inexpensive too...
I still have at least two other projects in the making using the same envelopes idea, but I've also been busy with a series of upcycling projects (hopefully I'll be able to share the first one tomorrow), so the felt envelopes will wait a little bit more.
Linking up to the Monday Handmade Linkup Party, to the Show and Share, and to as many parties as possible from my Link Parties Page!