Peek-a-Boo Porthole Envelopes

By Anne Renaud

What You’ll Need:

  • pencil
  • envelope
  • scissors
  • colored paper
  • glue
  • clear plastic
  • tape
  • gift wrap or greeting card
Peek-a-Boo Porthole Envelopes

How to Make It:

  1. Draw a shape in the top left corner of an envelope. Cut it out.
  2. From colored paper, cut out a border to frame the hole. Glue it to the outside of the envelope.
  3. From clear plastic (such as the lid of a stationery box), cut out a circle large enough to cover the hole. Tape it to the inside of the envelope.
  4. From colored paper, gift wrap, or a used greeting card, create a design to fit in the window. Tape the design inside the envelope so that it shows through the window.

If you'd like to mail the envelope, ask a post-office employee if it will require extra postage.

Photo by Hank Schneider