March 09, 2010

Envelope Bill & Receipt Organizer

After seeing various other blogs using envelopes to create organizers, I thought I would come up with my own version.

  • envelopes (one for each category you want to make)
  • patterned paper
  • ribbon
  • glue
1. Cut off the top flap of the envelope then trace the envelope on the back of your choice of patterned paper. Glue the paper onto the front of the envelope.

2. Create labels for each envelope. I will now introduce you to my favorite tool ever: the sticker maker! You can make anything into a sticker. Put it into the machine, pull the tab at the bottom and it automatically puts adhesive on the back of your object. Mess free and so much fun!

3. Measure ribbon for the length that you want your organizer to be. Then punch holes in each envelope (I put mine at 1cm and 9cm from the top) on each side. Make sure they are equal on each side so it won't turn out lopsided. Use a glue dot to help secure your ribbon while you attatch the ribbon to the envelope with a brad


4. Make a loop with ribbon and attatch it using a brad to the centre of the top envelope. Now hang it up and fill it with recipes, coupons, bills, and any other bits you want!


Check out this site for their envelope organizer under "SC Johnson’s Right@Home Blog Posts." This was my inspiration...