How to Make Your Own Envelope Moistener

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Save your mouth with a homemade envelope moistener.
Save your mouth with a homemade envelope moistener. (Image: envelope image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.com)

Sending multiple letters, such as wedding invitations or informational packets for an event, can be an exhausting experience. Often, the lowest-ranking worker is left to lick all of the envelopes, which can be exhausting and lead to paper cuts around the moth. A homemade envelope moistener can be made with a baby food jar and a piece of felt in order to make the task of sealing envelopes less bothersome.

Things You'll Need

  • Baby food jar
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Soft cloth
  • Felt piece
  • Scissors
  • Rubber band

Clean out a baby food jar with liquid dish soap and water. Dry the jar with a soft cloth.

Cut a piece of felt to fit over the opening of the baby food jar. The piece should be approximately one inch larger than the jar's opening.

Fill the baby food jar with one half cup water.

Place the felt over the opening of the baby food jar. Secure the felt piece around the lip of the jar with a rubber band.

Tip the baby food jar to allow the water to be absorbed by the felt piece.

Rub the homemade moistener over the envelope's adhesive to wet it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Personalize the outside of the baby food jar with wallpaper, stickers, glitter or permanent marker.
  • Remove the rubber band and felt piece in order to refill the envelope moistener with water.

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