Hi Pebbles Friends & Fans,
Amanda here, and today I am sharing a little Summer Boredom Solver activity;
Creating Pocket Letters!
Pocket letters come in many shapes and forms, and are tons of fun to make!
I thought children who suffer Summer Break boredom in the USA could get ahead with their 4th July crafts, and make a start on their classmate gifts! Here’s what I came up with…….
Oh so much fun! And depending on the recipients, you could also add your favorite candy, party whistles, sparklers – the possibilities are endless! Fill them with letters & note cards, and encourage children to celebrate old fashioned snail mail! What a fun package to receive!
Here’s how to create them….
Start with your favorite supplies from the Land That I Love collection. You’ll need at least two sheets of pattern paper, as well as some Printed Cardstock Shapes (ephemera), and stickers.
I chose papers, Oh! The Places We Go! & United We Stand for my samples.
To create the pockets, start by trimming the pocket bases 7″ long x 4″wide. You’ll get three bases from one sheet of paper. Next, trim the pocket fronts 4″ x 4″ square.
Position the fronts on top of the bases, and machine stitch into place. Remove excess threads, and embellish the pocket fronts with Printed Cardstock Shapes.
I used Adhesive Foam Dots to make my shapes really ‘pop’ on the pocket covers. Super cute pockets made in a minute. And because they’re so easy to make, your bored children should be able to create one for every classmate in less than an hour! Yay!
Making pockets is quick & easy, but filling them is by far the best part!
Here’s a few ideas on what you could add to yours…..
These fun wands are a great addition! Use coordinating paper straws (or wrap ribbon around plastic straws) for the wand handle. Hot glue Printed Cardstock Shapes or Dimensional Star Rosette Stickers & ribbon tassels to create the tops of the wand. Perfect for waving during the parade!
How about a note card, or sentiment? I cut apart pattern paper Land That I Love & attached handwritten notes to the backs of these 3 x 4 cards using washi tape.
Stuff your pockets full of fun treats! Candy, party whistles, pencils….. I even cut apart my Puffy Stickers and 6 x 12 Cardstock Stickers and popped some of them in too!
Some seriously fun mail that I think your children will love creating!
Maybe you could surprise them with a special one that you’ve made for them too?! 😉 Everyone loves receiving happy mail!
Here’s a few close ups for you…..
Oh gosh! Does snail mail get any cuter than this?!! I love the inclusion of those fabulous Puffy Stickers!
Those fireworks!?!! Gor-jus! I hot glued a tiny paper clip to the back of mine so they can be used in TNs & planners!
3 Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!!! Love this so much!
And there you have it! A Summer Boredom Buster that’s as fun to make as it is to receive!
I hope you and your children will enjoy creating these Pocket Letters!
Thanks so much for visiting!