Eid Money Felt Envelopes

Eid Money Felt Envelopes

Handing out money to children is a tradition of Eid. Make these felt envelopes for a charming way of gift giving. Fastened with velcro, these envelopes are adorned with 8 pointed stars.

Materials

  • 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of felt, various colours
  • Tacky glue
  • Velcro coins
  • Craft scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Safety pin (optional)
  • Clipart

Steps

  1. Determine size of envelopes. Use a full sheet of felt for large envelopes; cut sheet in half for medium sized envelopes; or cut felt into thirds, widthwise, for small envelopes.
  2. For each piece of felt, fold 3/4″ lengthwise on both sides and glue down. To adhere the glue, press down on folds with full body weight or lay some heavy books on the folds for a few seconds.
  3. Fold the bottom of the felt upwards to create a pocket and secure with glue. Apply pressure till glue adheres.
  4. To make a rectangular outer flap, fold the top edge of the felt 3/4″ down and glue. To make a triangular outer flap, fold the two top edges inwards to get a rough outline of a triangle. For a symmetrical flap, secure in position with a safety pin while cutting out the triangle flap.
  5. Download and print clipart; cut out  8 pointed stars out of felt using the clipart as a template.
  6. Bind the two velcro rounds onto each other and stick the velcro halfway off the edge of the envelope.
  7. Close the envelope so the bottom round of the velcro adheres to the envelope as well. Open envelope again.
  8. Adhere felt star to the part of the velcro hanging halfway off the top edge. If using a large star, in addition to using the velcro, completely secure star to envelope by using glue.
  9. If desired, layer different shades and sizes of felt stars onto each other for pattern and contrast.

TIP: For sharply cut out stars, apply a small piece of masking tape to each of the 8 points on the star template. Stick to felt and then cut with craft scissors.

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September 14, 2015

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