Not too long ago, Silkworm and I made a successful attempt at designing a glitter-coated envelope which we absolutely love despite our mild distaste for all things gaudy. Today we further spited our own dislikes by covering an envelope in sequins--thoroughly.
Perhaps it weighs a whole ounce and they're going to charge you extra postage, but perhaps that is clearly no matter to a proud snail mailer. Perhaps I see you reaching for the sequins and an envelope because perhaps you can't resist making one of these for yourself. Perhaps we'll show you how.
Mod Podge (optional)
Plastic surface to work on
Step One: Working on a plastic surface (so the envelope can be easily removed if it gets glued to anything), set your envelope down with the flaps against the table.
Step Two: One by one, glue sequins around the border of your envelope, getting them as close together as you can without overlapping (to prevent them from popping off later).
Step Three: Now fill in the rest of the envelope, again without overlapping sequins. There will be empty spaces between them; you'll fill those in later. Let the envelope dry and then move onto the next step.
Step Four: Glue sequins down in the empty spaces between the others that are already glued down. Let it dry. Afterwards, if you still have spaces that need to be filled in, repeat this step.
Step Five (optional): Coat the sequins in a layer of Mod Podge to secure them once and for all. Let it dry. You should let your final product dry for 24 hours minimum.
Whaddya think? Worth the extra few cents? We certainly think so. I get the feeling the people at the post office are going to laugh at me when I bring it in with a letter inside to mail to somebody. Living in such a small town probably makes Silkworm and I the strangest snail mailers they've met--but we have to keep upping the ante!