'Tis the season to drink, be merry and show off a little bit of your DIY skills.
With Christmas only two days away (yikes!), it's no doubt we're all still doing a little last-minute shuffle to get our gifts in order. And while it's not realistic to craft every inch of your wrapping paper, cards and ribbon, it is possible to DIY your own pretty envelope to accompany everyone's favorite holiday go-to: a gift card.
Enter one of our favorite bloggers, Kelly from , who's got a method that even crafters-in-training can easily follow. It works with any kind of paper, and — spoiler alert — there are no fancy tools required. In fact, the only materials you need are a store-bought envelope, a piece of paper (scrapbook paper will do), a pair of scissors and a glue stick — card stock or cardboard is optional.
1. Take apart an envelope so that it lays flat (she used a spoon to do this).
2. Trace the flattened envelope on to the piece of paper.
3. Cut out the traced shape.
4. Lay the paper's patterned/decorated side down (so it's not facing you), then fold in each side of the paper — using the original envelope as a guide of where to fold. Kelly suggests using a piece of cardboard or card stock to help make the perfect fold.
5. Fold the two side flaps in, placing glue on the bottom edge of each side fold.
6. Fold up the bottom flap and press onto the glued sides.
If you want to see a video of a similar tutorial in action, check out :