My mom wasn't have a great day so I made this to cheer her up. This project was inspired by a pin from pinterest.com (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Da7lZcSD08/Tr-4jEpQBTI/AAAAAAAAAUY/1jgseQhU9gI/s1600/U%2527ve+got+mail%2521.jpg); when I saw it, I immediately knew it would make her smile.
These would work great as little notes left on desks or for treasure hunts. Or perhaps one of your friends is also feeling down, and you want to cheer him/her up. Any way, these are quick and easy gifts for any and all!
Note: You might notice that the images and words are almost exactly like the ones in this tutorial: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/clothespin-message. This is because I'm the author of that tutorial too, and I just recycled my old photos and words.
Step 1: Materials
- colored pens or pencils
Step 2: Exterior Message
Note: Don't use a marker. I tried this and the marker's ink spread and made my words fat and too close to distinguish.
Step 3: Envelope
Glue each half to the clothespin so that the edges match like a puzzle.
Step 4: Interior Message: Cutting It
Next, put that trapezoid on your paper and draw a rectangle around it. Using a pencil, lightly trace around the trapezoid in the rectangle before cutting the rectangle out.
By the way, can anyone guess what the book in the background is? (hint: comic of a Studio Ghibli movie)
Step 5: Interior Message: Writing It
Then fold the rectangle in half so that the words are on the outside, not inside the fold.
You should then be able to see the pencil line of the trapezoid. Fold the paper along that line so that you get a "flap". Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side with the other trapezoid line.
Once done, erase the trapezoid pencil line.
Step 6: Gluing
Gently close the jaws, and then open them back up to make sure that your message is facing the right way and isn't upside down. Fix the message if it is.
Close the jaws, squeeze them together, and wait a bit for the glue to set.