MAKE IT / 3
photos by jen gotch
it’s pretty exciting to get something in the mail these days, since every other communication seems to be digital. i know when i get a letter or card or package i feel pretty special.
well we’re ’bout to up the ante on the exciting factor here.
confetti means surprise! it means a celebration. it means party time. combine that with an old fashioned letter and your recipient might just explode. here’s what you need to get this show on the road (and in the mailbox!)
what you’ll need:
• hole punch
• colored paper (you can also use pre-made confetti, but for more custom colors you can make your own, as we did here.)
• white gift tags (or cards, or you can cut your own tags from card stock.)
• string (to add the gift tag effect…or if you want to use them as labels, tags or anything else your smart little color-loving brain can think of!)
first punch your confetti. get creative with the color combinations. maybe even try varied punch sizes.
next coat your card with an even, thin layer of glue where you want the confetti to live the rest of its happy days.
dip in or sprinkle on the confetti. instant joy. write a message to a friend, label something you love, or just hang from your doorknob as if to say “welcome to my home, where we have fun and stuff.”
we styled the card in a vellum envelope and allowed the confetti to peek through.
(see last week’s MAKE IT post here!)