“Spooky” DIY Halloween envelope and Invite

Halloween will be here soon.  If you’re ready to send out invitations to your spooky party, here’s a simple and easy way to address them in theme!

Halloween invite with "spidery" envelopes

I recently did these for a client who also ordered a special Halloween themed stamp from Zazzle.com.  The client supplied the invitations as well as the matching return address label.  They came from Noteworthyonline.com.

I used gouache paint and a brush for lettering and creating the web and spider, but you can create the look yourself with just markers!  Here’s the how to steps:

Halloween envelope: Step one

Step 1. Draw a simple scalloped line using a black marker.  I used a Faber-Castell  Pitt artist pen ( the Brush marker).

Halloween envelope: Step two

Step 2. Draw lines straight on an angle down from the points to the edge of the envelope.

Halloween envelope: Step three

Step 3.  Draw more scalloped lines to mimic the top line.  Make sure to create at least  3 spaces to accommodate the name and address.  If the address will have an apartment line, make sure to create another space for that.

Halloween envelope: Step four

Step 4. With an orange marker ( I used a TOMBO Brush marker) letter the name and address in the spaces created between the lines.  This is the fun part because it’s not supposed to be perfect.  In fact, it actually helps if you shake a little when lettering.

Halloween invite: Step five

Step 5.  Draw the spider using the black marker. A simple hour glass shape filled in works for the body, then add legs and dot white eyes with a white paint marker.  I used a Sharpie Poster-Paint marker.

A  themed stamp and return address sticker, will add to the final look, but they’re not necessary.

Final DIY themed envelope with invitation

Your friends and family are sure to be spooked when they get this in the mail:)



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paige
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 21:05:08

    Love, love, love! Thank you for sharing, Debi! You are so clever 🙂


  2. Beth Blanton Harper
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 03:10:55

    love this idea! I will use for my own cards.. Thanks


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