Here’s another fun project you can do with the envelopes you get with junk mail and bills. Before throwing out any envelopes, check the inside of the security envelopes. Many of these envelopes have amazing patterns that can be used for a variety of crafts – cards, gift tags, even framed art.
For the tree, I used security envelope paper with a floral design for the leaves and a wood grain pattern for the trunk and branches.
I used the same wood grain for the bird’s nest and a blue speckled pattern for the eggs.
So don’t throw out junk mail or bill envelopes before checking the insides. Just don’t forget to pay those darn bills.