This little trick for repurposing junk mail envelopes is so cool! (What does that say about my life when I get excited over envelopes? That’s a rhetorical question, folks.)
Ever since posting about making notepads from junk mail envelopes, I’ve been saving a stash of envelopes in my kitchen drawer. And since I haven’t actually taken the time to make more notepads, the stash has over-grown(remember the pitfalls of repurposing?). Yesterday I discovered another use for junk mail envelopes – make-your-own labels and stickers.
Repurpose an envelope flap into labels and stickers
1. Save unused junk mail envelopes (like the return envelopes sent with credit card offers, etc.).
2. When preparing your label or sticker, cut off the flap of an envelope.
3. Cut down the flap to the size you need for your label or sticker.
4. Write on or decorate the non-sticky side of your label.
5. Lick it & stick it!
So far, I thought of a few great uses for the envelope flap labels around my house:
- file folder labels for your my office
- date leftover food containers in my refrigerator (label will come off when container is washed)
- re-mail a previously used envelope and use the flap labels to cover up the address and return address areas
- make-your-own-stickers art project for the kiddies
- make a “This Book Belongs To:_______” book plate
- label my son’s sippy cup (great for his morning out/preschool program where the cups are not washed before being sent home)