The fall weather brings cooler, shorter days for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. That presents the perfect opportunity for sending written correspondence and making mail art! Today, I’m sharing all of TPK’s fall mail art examples with you, including several Halloween gems.
If you’re looking for the perfect little fall project, consider mail art! Mail art is quick, fun to make, and it provides eye candy for both the recipient and the postal workers who process it. Below, you’ll find 20 autumn-themed envelope art tutorials that will help you to tap into the spirit of the season.
This spooky envelope is actually a printable template! Just add the recipient’s address, and your mail art is all set to go.
3. Calligraphy Skull Mail Art (Halloween)
To make this envelope, use a light box to trace half of the (free) Skull Outline Printable in pencil on the left side of an envelope. Write over the skull using walnut ink and Halloween-themed text content (like a song or a poem). Then, use Flytrap lettering to write the recipient’s name and Kaitlin Style calligraphy to write their address. The combination of walnut and Tangerine inks work perfectly for this mail art!
Phyllis Macaluso is the queen of festive mail art. You can find tips and examples of her “Spooktacular” themed cards and envelopes in this tutorial. (The tutorial includes a printable that will help you make an envelope like the mummy-themed piece pictured above!)
Fall colors, an abundance of vegetation, and a flourished cornucopia make this envelope a delight to look at. Try to make this mail art on a brown envelope if you can! Learn how to make it in this tutorial.
Make mail art like this as you sip on the obligatory pumpkin spice latte! It utilizes coffee, elegant calligraphy, and muted blue watercolor. You can learn how to create calligraphy with coffee and see step-by-step photos of this envelope here.
This envelope has gold and brown to represent autumn leaves and white to represent snow. Plenty of flourishes give it a bit of a Christmassy feel, as well! Just a classy piece to create as you get into the fall groove. Find the tutorial here!
When we think “mail art”, we usually think about the front of the envelope. Consider adding a dose of autumn to the back of your envelope instead! The sprigs of wheat in this calligraphy medallion make it perfect for the fall.
A red, orange, and yellow ombré effect on this recipient’s name help make this mail art perfect for this season! Try to source stamps with a similar color scheme as a complement. Find the tutorial here.
19. Lacy Tea-Stained Envelope
The walnut ink (affiliate link) and tea stains on this envelope give it a cozy cold weather feel! Learn how to draw the lace here, then use Janet Style calligraphy to write the address. Finish the envelope with stamps that feature warm colors, then cover the envelope with plenty of tea spatters.
My favorite way to conclude a fall evening? Make a pot of tea (Arbor Tea’s decaf Earl Grey is my current favorite) and have a good conversation. You can learn how to make this envelope art — perfect for the tea lover in your life — here.
I hope that these cozy autumn envelopes inspire you to sit down and indulge your creativity! If you’d like to make one of these, but you’re not sure what to put inside, you can always read TPK’s letter writing tips or browse greeting card tutorials. Either way, your recipient will love your creation!