There are other ways to decorate plain envelopes, cards, notebook covers, and gift tags, apart from sticking pretty origami designs on them. You can begin by finding thread of two of your favorite colors, preferably those that are contrasting, like red and blue or blue and pink or orange and yellow green, you get the idea.
|Finding buttons and wraps to match|
Then look for buttons, beads, or any small decorative pieces that match or blend in with your chosen colors. Find a piece of light, thin fabric or special wrapping paper that will go well with your thread and selected decorative pieces; this is where you will sew on your designs using your colored thread. After this, just glue the wrapping paper and let it dry before storing or using the envelope.
|Ta-dah~ preppy envelope design. Can also go well as a theme for a party invitation card or cover for a small notebook.|
This design is very simple; you can make your creations so much more colorful and interesting by using unique decorative pieces you can find around the house, or matching brighter colors :)