Making an embroidered card can be a fun way to personalize a card for anyone! Whether you make this for your pen pal or your other friends and family, this hand-embroidered card will make anyone’s day. This super simple technique is great to use for birthday cards, holiday cards, or fun pen pal gifts. It’s easily customizable and you can choose to mix and match your stitch types to create a beautifully unique card.Continue reading “DIY Pen Pal Gifts: How to Make An Easy Embroidered Card”
Spice up your next pen pal letter with an adorable DIY jigsaw puzzle. This fun little craft project can be customized to ANY theme for your next happy mail or simply as a fun side project for friends, kids, or partners. With just a few supplies and a little bit of patience, you can have a personalized jigsaw puzzle ready to be gifted!Continue reading “DIY Pen Pal Gifts: How to Make A Jigsaw Puzzle (With Pictures – No Cricut Needed!)”
If you’ve always wanted to start creating your own snail mail letters, but don’t really know where to start, this step-by-step guide is made for you! Crafting happy mail is such a fun hobby and can help you channel your creativity. The following steps are a framework for you to get started on your snail mail journey. You can either follow these exact steps, or jump around and see what works the best for you!
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Sending your snail mail friends some goodies is always a fun way to spice up your pen pal letters. It adds a little flair to an already thoughtful letter, and best of all, your small extras don’t need to be costly! There are plenty of ways to DIY some pen pal extras to send in your next happy mail. One suggestion to tie the whole letter together is by matching your small gifts to your theme! Browse the list below for some inspiration and send your pen friends some unique gifts.Continue reading “50 Unique Goodies & Gifts to Send in Your Next Pen Pal Letter”
If you’re an avid stationery collector or a stationery addict, you know how difficult organization can be. There never seems to be enough space to fit all of your pens, markers, washi tapes, stickers, ephemera – and the list can keep going. But there comes a time in a stationery lover’s life where you need to organize it all before it takes over your crafting space! Below are a few DIY hacks you can try before investing in proper acrylic drawers, file holders, or trays.Continue reading “6 DIY Stationery Organization Hacks To Keep Things Tidy!”
Writing to someone new and introducing yourself can feel intimidating. I totally understand the awkwardness you may feel when sitting down to finally write that letter. But worry not! I have a checklist that should take the pressure off of writing the first letter to your brand new pen pal. The list will be broken down into the two key components of the pen pal letter, as seen within the Instagram pen pal community. This checklist can be applied to e-pals, snail mail friends, or general online friends (like on Instagram!)Continue reading “25+ Ideas on Writing the First Letter to A New Pen Pal”
If you’re new to the pen pal community and have no idea where to get started, have no fear! I’ve compiled a short list of sites that are great for finding pen pals and fellow snail mail enthusiasts. Remember that there’s no pressure to send physical mail if you’re not feeling up for it. Keep reading to see how to find pen pals when you’re just starting out!Continue reading “Five Different Suggestions on Where to Find Pen Pals”