You’ve got your invitations, you’re so excited....but now the daunting task of stuffing envelopes awaits you. At this point you may be having nightmares, dreaming of all the hundreds of sticky, gluey envelopes to be licked and wondering how many friends or family, you can con into helping you. There is hope! Here are some helpful tips for sealing envelopes without a sticky tongue.
Things you will need:
- Dish towel
- A glass with 1/2 of water in it
- A stencil paint brush (flat cut on the bottom with stiffer bristles)
Lay the dish towel down flat on a table. Then place the already stuffed envelope with flap open on top of your dish towel. Dip your paint brush in the water, dab once on the towel (to get rid of excess water) and then dab along the outer edge of the glue strip on the envelope flap. Seal the envelope...you’re done!
You want just enough water to wet the glue, so make sure the brush is not dripping. One dip of water to the brush should wet up to 4 envelopes before it has to be dipped again. Make sure when dabbing the glue strip that you don’t smear the glue since this could result in it getting on an area of the envelope that could stick to your invitation inside.
Other tips for stuffing envelopes:
Address all your envelopes before stuffing them. This avoids indenting the invitation inside with your pen. Then stuff all your envelopes before sealing any of them. That way if you forgot to put something in one of them (like an RSVP card) you can go back and put it in. After that you are all set to seal and send!
- Ruth Loewen
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