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Festive Fabric Envelopes Challenge

Sharon Stearns had a unique, as well as crafty idea for packaging her holiday cards to send to friends and family. She purchased a tasseled table runner at her local dollar store, and
refashioned it to make very festive
fabric envelopes.

I just finished making two fabric envelopes to send my moms and mom-in-laws gifts in. I went to the dollar store and purchased a table runner that came to a point on both ends and had a tassel. I cut both ends in a length that when folded in half would hold a card and then folded the tasseled pointed end over as the flap and voila! A fabric envelope, and very festive. Later could be used for holiday craft supply storage.

This was so easy and quick. The table runner cost me a dollar. These dollar stores are great!!"

We will be featuring any photos that SWN members submit for this challenge. You can buy the table runner or you can make one yourself. Check out some of the table runner photos and project tutorials we have at SWN if you need some inspiration. You could use scraps of holiday fabric, or use your own holiday color scheme of everyday fabrics you have if you want to make your own
table runner.

Let the creativity flow!

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Comment by Patricia McClain Osborne on November 16, 2010 at 2:17am
Of course we would have to protect these wonderful pieces of art considering how "careful" some of are postal persons are in processing the mail as well as our packages. Great idea though. I would more than likely I would use this when giving gifts that I am attending a celebration and attaching it to the gift.
Comment by Brenda J. Moore on November 15, 2010 at 12:39pm
I guess I'm like the rest of us here....These seem to lovely to shove in a mailbox and hope they are intact on delivery.
I've always wondered about the work other Crafter/Sewers put into "postcards" and such to mail also. How does a stamp stay on any of these??
So, do they use a paper envelope as well?
Confused in Oshawa. [if you've ever been here and met a few of us village'd realize this isn't unusual !]
Comment by Connie Blankley on November 15, 2010 at 9:04am
believe if I were to mail it, I'd put a piece of cardboard (like from a box) with a slim cut out for the tassel to lie safely in. Nice idea.
Comment by Susan on November 15, 2010 at 8:16am
If I were to mail it, I would enclose it within one of those lightweight cardboard envelopes so that the machinery that the postal processing plants does not tear, mangle, or mutilate it.
Comment by Lillian V Morier on November 15, 2010 at 8:14am
Is this mailable? or do you have to put it in another envelope?
I love the idea.lvs

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