DIY Chalkboard Frame

You many have seen pictures of a chalkboard frame at the recent surprise maternity party I helped throw for Mrs. Irvin, and due to many requests…here is how I made it. Supplies: -old frame (already had) – 1/8″ 2×4 temp … Continue reading

How to make your own envelope liners

Have you been seeing super cute envelope liners on Pinterest with these gorgeous invitations and you are probably thinking that costs a fortune?! Well I can’t really speak for the invitations because those could have really cost a fortune! But I’m going to show you how to make custom envelope liners for not a lot of money.


Custom envelope liners I made.

There are a few other envelope DIY envelope liner tutorials out there but I have two major tips that I’ve learned through trial and error. I’ve learned to use spray glue (little more work up front but much better coverage) and use your favorite wrapping paper! Lindsay always thinks I’m crazy every Christmas for using expense Container Store wrapping paper instead of the dollar store but I just love how nice and thick it feels plus it’s gorgeous… yes, I’m a paper nerd! But if you’ve ever been interested in have envelope liners for your personal stationary or Christmas cards you can do it and save a lot of money instead of buying the pre-made ones like on Etsy.



Paper Source’s envelope liner template kit

Paper Source envelopes

Your favorite wrapping paper*

x-acto knife

Cutting board

3M Super 77 spray glue

scrap paper or newspaper

Optional Materials:

ruler or straight edge

dusk mask

* The roll I bought above was $5 wrapping paper from Michael’s. Any medium to good quality wrapping paper should work. Just don’t get the super cheap kind that could rip easily when you are cutting.


Step 1: Cut your envelope liner out carefully with an x-acto knife. You can also trace it with a pencil and cut it out with scissors. Be sure you are cutting on the side you will be gluing, this will help hide any small mistakes. If you use an x-acto knife please be careful!

Step 2: Gather all your materials for spray gluing. I do this in my garage and as you can see it’s not glamorous! I use 3M spray glue, a face mask and paper to spray glue on.

Step 3: Spray glue just the top half of the envelope liners and about an inch below the fold. Don’t spray glue the whole thing, you’ll never get it in the envelope. Let the glue sit for about a minute before placing it in the envelopes.

Step 4: Place spray glued envelope liner inside envelope. This will be tricky at first so get a few testers going first. I try to place my hand down in with it then let it stick to the envelope.

Note: I’ve used the roll tape double side glue before and it is easier upfront but when you open up your envelope it tends to fall apart and not stick as well. 


I think the extra effort is well worth the end result. Everyone will be so impressed and excited with the mail you’ve sent them!

Envelope from the top

DIY recycled T-shirt top

I’ve recently begun to think of ways for recycling everything! Perhaps its this “Pinterest” or “Etsy” DIY age that we currently live in, but there ARE multiple uses for most items we would typically trash. Here is one example….Bubble wrap   print tablecloth … Continue reading

Our House a.k.a. Presley’s Clubhouse

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My scrumptious baby boy Presley turned TWO on February 12th! My oh my how the time flies. He is turning into the sweetest, most tender hearted little boy. He has a heart of gold and never meets a stranger. He … Continue reading

Hippity Hop, Hippity Hop, Easter’s On It’s Way

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Everyone loves a cute Easter wreath right?? Well, one of my friends introduced me to Chevron burlap at Hobby Lobby and I knew I had to make a wreath out of it. It’s SO simple and I think it’s adorable! … Continue reading

Checking #1 off the TO-DO!

(The above is a project on bracketing. If you were taking the picture using automatic, which one of the above, do you think your camera would say is the best one? With bracketing, you can control how light or dark … Continue reading

What every Southern girl should have

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What is small or large, can be multi-colored,  has been a royal seal, but has also been found on common bath towels? A monogram!       Monograms originated many years ago as royal seals for kings and queens. Since then … Continue reading

DIY Photo Gallery

My husband and I love to travel, and in the 5 years we have been married, we have built up quite a collection of photos from our trips. I was looking for a creative way to display some of these … Continue reading

The Love Letters

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For some women, chocolates, flowers, or a nice dinner date mean the world on Valentines. For me, its a letter. These penned missives aren’t quickly signed “Love, or I love you, love your husband”. I receive actual love letters. And … Continue reading

You Can Call Me a “MOM*TOG”

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Why can you call me a Mom*Tog??? Well, about a year ago, I took some family pictures for a friend. She wanted to find someone reasonable to do them and I thought it would be fun. I have always had … Continue reading