do you have too many magazines, like me?? Well, if you do, head over to my DIY page, because I have quite a few projects that are inspired by recycling old magazines. :)
This DIY makes envelopes out of magazine pages! didn't think you could do that, huh?? well, you can. :)
-1 magazine page
- clear tape
What To Do:
Tear out a page from a magazine. (if you use one with a pretty picture of a dessert or landscape, your envelope will be pretty too! :))
2. Fold the bottom edge of the paper up to the top about 4-5 in. The paper not folded, remaining at the the top, is the flap. The flap should be about 1 1/2 - 2 in.
3. OPTIONAL: Tear the top edge of the flap to make it look homemade/rough/rugged.
NOT OPTIONAL: Tear the sides of the flap on an angle, only slightly.
4. Fold the side edges of the envelope part of the envelope to make a pouch. Tape shut.
5. Fold the top flap to cover the top opening, and you're done! :)
Well, wasn't that just so easy?? :) yes it was. And, because the mail man probably won't be too happy about a magazine envelope (because the addresses will be hard to read), write the addresses on white masking tape and stick 'em on the envelope! It makes it so cute and homey-madey looking. :) I have no masking tape at home at present, so there aren't any pics with it. :(
On another note, God is really cool. And He is showing me some pretty cool things. For example, he is showing me that my money (and all of my other possessions) are not mine. They are his. I'm like the money/possession babysitter. This has been a hard pill to swallow, as has been saying to me, "Shelby, we all know you like to love people by serving them and volunteering your time, but you won't let me touch your money. Just because gift giving isn't your love-language doesn't give you an excuse to not use your money for my glory. We are going to do some serious growing in this area, bud." (paraphrase. :))
Boy, am I nervous. Because just yesterday, we broke the ice in this 'spending money for Him' ordeal. And breaking the ice was quite expensive, if I don't say so myself. But God's like, "Oh, Shelby, we have a ways to go. You still have money in your savings account, girl!" oh my, my, my, my.
As much as this makes me nervous, because I like having money for emergencies (not that there's ever been one), I am choosing to trust Him. Because if he can't trust me with little things, I can never expect to be trusted with big things later on in life.
So, pray for me, please. :)
Have a great Wednesday, and Thankgiving Weekend! :)