Fun and Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Envelopes

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Today I’m sharing how to decorate envelopes and make them extra special.  Not only are the ideas easy, but they’re really inexpensive!



I love greeting cards.  (Before I had kids, I worked at a Hallmark subsidiary designing cards.)  I also love an amazing deal.  So when I heard Walmart was offering Hallmark cards that start at 47 cents, I was pumped.  

Hallmark Card Aisle

These 47 cent cards from Hallmark can only be found at Walmart in the greeting card aisle.  I was excited to see that large array of sending situations offered, but I was focused on stocking up for my nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays.  And at this price, stocking up was easy! 

Hallmark 47 cent cards

I love the cards.  They are bright and fun with designs to fit all ages.

Hallmark Cards

And, if it could get any better, they have colored envelopes!

Hallmark Envelopes  

This is where I wanted to make my cards a little extra special and give them my DIY touch.  And I promise, these envelope decorating ideas are easy!

One way to decorate these envelopes is with washi tape.  I found my rolls for around $1 in the craft department at Walmart.  Washi tapes comes in endless patterns and is really easy to work with since it can be removed if you mess up.

Decorating with Washi

See how much fun this tape is?  

I love buntings.  Buntings just scream celebration.  All you need to do to create your own washi tape bunting is draw a line on your envelope.  If you’re sending the card, keep in mind return address and stamp placement.

Washi Tape Fun*

Next, cut small pieces of the tape and draw triangles along the bottom.

Washi Tape Banner

Once the triangles are cut out, place your little “flags” along the line you drew.  That’s all you need to do to make an adorable bunting.

Washi Tape

I also lined the envelope flap with tape.

Washi Tape - Envelopes

And I created a bunting using triangles I cut from the washi tape.

Washi Tape Fun

Here’s another little envelope craft that cost me nothing since I already had the supplies on hand.  All you need is an unused pencil eraser and an ink pad.


Eraser Stamp

The pencil eraser becomes your stamp.  Just keep the eraser flat, and you’ll have perfect little dots.

Eraser Stamping

It’s so easy!




I’m now stocked up and ready for all my nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays for the next year.  Treat yourself to a little organization and stock up on these fun 47 cent cars from Hallmark!  



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  1. I love your cute ideas for decorating envelopes. I love to decorate my envelopes as well. I like to put scripture on the outside of the envelopes, something that will be uplifting to the receiver.

    Love your ideas on creating as well. Always look forward to getting your emails.

    Have a blessed day!

    • How do you put scripture on the outside of an envelope?

      I made a wedding card and am looking for ways to dress up the envelope.
      I will probably go w combination of Sara’s ideas and yours, Meloni.

      Thank you BOTH!

  2. You should join “From the Heart” on Facebook. We send mail to lonely seniors. I’m sure they’d love to receive your cards! 🙂

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