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You know that feeling when you just HAVE to do something? This was one of them.

Having been inspired by the Origami envelope video, I just had to try out making Eid envelopes by recycling (or rather upcycling) some old newspaper.

Grabbed some paint and stencils from good ol’ Bras Basah complex, and those creative juices went flowing like rapids.

So it worked! But let’s see how many more can be made before my family’s Eid Open house party. For now, acryllic painting seems to have taken over henna painting!

With Eid just around the corner…

(A) You know you’ll be needing a stack of envelopes for money for the kids. Choose from the standard Eid Mubarak taglines, or new comic relief sorts with cheesy lines. Har har…

(B) You know the kids will just rip open the envelopes for the money and just thrash those envelopes which you spent a good 20 minutes at the shop/ Ramadan bazaar rummaging through to a pile to find the most “unique” out of the standard sorts.

(C) Its clearly a waste of paper, and definitely a waste of your money. You could have use those extra bucks for a nice-thirst quenching “air kathira” or even donate it to the “tabung aidilfiitri” or the random beggar across the street.

Solution: Make your own envelopes! Its easy on the pocket, and easy on the trees. What’s more, you spice it up with your own decorations and personal messages. Check out this video for an easy-peasy origami envelope!