Aged Stack of Love Letters {tutorial}


A few weeks ago, I posted my The Notebook Inspired Valentine’s Mantel.  Since then, I have received a few emails asking where I got the stacks of love letters.

I would love to tell you that Matt wrote them, and mailed them to me from a far away land, but that would be a lie.

I made them…I know, lame story…no romance there.  Matt and I have never been apart for more than 3 days, so I’ve gotten little more than a love text or a dozen roses.

This girl makes her own love letters…here is how.


 Grab a box of envelopes…usually around $1.

Fill your sink full of water and toss some of your envelopes in.  I used about 20 of them.

Drop in some tea bags and let them all soak together for about 30 minutes.

Pull the envelopes out and lay them somewhere flat to dry.  I spread mine out on my patio table.

Once they are dry, wrap them with some string, twine or yarn…that’s it!


I love the look of a stack of love letters…they remind me of Allie and Noah from The Notebook, and just make me feel all mushy inside.

Mine rest at the base of the chalkboard on my Valentine’s Mantel.

Do you have a stack of real love letters, or do you have to make your own just like me?

Looking for more Valentine’s inspiration?  Check out these posts…

Springy Pom Pom Heart

Ruffled Burlap Valentine’s Wreath

The Notebook Inspired Valentine’s Mantel

Mason Jar Valentine’s Gifts


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  1. says

    Such a fun idea Jessica! I love using tea to make things look old. :)

    • admin says

      I know, right! I could watch it over and over again!

  2. says

    Our Great Grandparents would be Laughing at us… How we like to make everything look old… :) These are great, Jessica.

  3. says

    So cute, Jess! My husband and I are separated often and I can only remember one time when he mailed me a letter and it wasn’t even a letter it was a card. Ha! Now I certainly could print out a stack of emails!! I love your aged letters, it’s so classic Notebook :)

  4. says

    What a great idea!! So simple and sweet. Have a great week!

  5. says

    So cute – I did this for my daughter’s social studies project. She need to age her paper – love the idea of the stack of envelopes! Shared on my FB page!

    • admin says

      Crazy the lengths we will go to trying to make new things look old. Thank so much for sharing!

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