After a few minutes of folding, small squares of vellum became magical mini envelopes. Smiling and charmed by the project at hand, my kids began crafting little love notes to go inside. It was so much fun, we've created a stash of little love note supplies that will sit at our kitchen work table for the days leading up to Valentine's Day. While there are currently just a handful of little love notes hanging on a clothesline in miniature, I have no doubt my kids will add to the collection. I can't wait to plan a special party at home around Valentine's Day for enjoying our notes to one another. (Don't you think a mini mail delivery warrants the creation of mini cupcakes and tiny sparkling cider flutes?!)
Make your own mini love notes as a Valentine's Day pre-party with your kids, as I did!
Vellum paper cut into 1.5 inch squares (I used pale pink, white swiss polka dot, and red)
White copy paper cut into rectangles 1/4 inch wide by 1 inch tall
Small heart shaped stickers
A fine tipped permanent pen
1. Create the envelope by placing a vellum square on a flat surface and folding the right point and left point towards the middle. Then, fold the bottom up and over the side flaps. Tuck the tip into the envelope. This will help to hold the structure of the envelope. Complete the folding by bending the top triangle over to create the closure flap.
2. Write a little love letter on one of the rectangular white pieces of paper.
3. Insert your letter, close the flap and place a sticker to seal the envelope closed.
4. Address and send it off to your loved one! (Or, hang your letters on a miniature clothesline and wait for a special party to open them.)