Whenever you want to say a special thank you, or even send a love letter, these handmade envelopes will make it really special and unique.
These handmade envelopes are really easy to make and are based on a simple origami technique. You can use any paper, but I suggest using paper with a pattern or colour on both sides.
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Step-by-step instructions are given below:
You will need:
craft paper with a pattern on both sides
strips of paper (optional)
Que Sera Sera Grand Adhesions: Floral dimensional stickers (optional)
eyelets or grommets and eyelet tool (optional)
embossing tool (optional)
rubber stamps (optional)
Finished handmade envelopes
Here is an example of four different papers that you could use. You can add your own personal touch and make them all unique.
Practise with a piece of white paper first, before using more expensive paper. Fold one side of the paper by roughly one third of the length.
Fold in the other side, so that it is evenly divided into thirds.
Fold the two side flaps in half, as shown.
Turn the paper over and fold in all four corners of the bottom layer.
The reverse should look like this.
Turn the paper over again and fold one side inwards as shown.
Fold the other side in so it looks like this from the top.
Open out the paper again.
Collapse the paper so that it lies flat.
With the paper still facing the same way, fold one flap across to lie on top of the other.
Fold in the two opposite sides of the flap.
Fold in the two top corners. You will need to do the same for the other side.
The finished result should look like this. Practise on a piece of cheap white paper first, before you use your final more expensive paper.
Wrap a piece of material, ribbon or paper around the envelope to hold it closed.
Step 15 (alternative)
Fold the flaps in again.
Step 16 (alternative)
Add eyelets or grommets to the centre of each flap.
Step 17 (alternative)
Tie a ribbon through the eyelets or grommets.
Step 18 (alternative)
You could also use a stamp on the flaps or add a sticker.
After you’ve wrapped the envelope with a wide ribbon or strip of paper, add a dimensional sticker.