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Turn old magazines, paper or anything in to cute DIY envelopes.

Posted by Cat Morley from Edinburgh, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 507 projects »
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  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start off with an envelope in the size you want, you're going to make a template of this that you can use over again and again.

    The great thing about this, is that you can make any size or shape envelope that you want, so you'll always have the right envelope in stock.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold out the envelope, carefully unsticking it at the edges, don't worry you can re-stick it later.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay the folded out envelope flat on top of a sheet of heavy card. Trace around the outline with a pencil.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the card envelope shape and then draw a line (with a ruler) between all four corners, so that you get a rectangle in the middle.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the ruler and a cutting knife to score lightly along these lines.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 6
    Step 6

    You can now fold your template up in to the envelope shape.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now take the ruler and measure half a centimeter in from the edge, marking points around the outline.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Draw in a second, inner, outline half a centimeter in from the edge.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use the cutting knife, so cut small slits along this template, making sure to leave the edges un-cut (otherwise it will just fall apart).

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 10
    Step 10

    You should now have a template that looks like this.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now comes the fun part. Pick some paper you want to make envelopes out of. You can use magazine pages, wrapping paper or anything you like.

    I used an advert for the Zune for the ones shown.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 12
    Step 12

    Take your template and draw around the outline on to your paper.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut this out and score along the edges like before.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 14
    Step 14

    Take some tissue paper and draw along the inner outline on to this.

    If you're going to be sending something delicate, you could cut bubble wrap to line your envelope.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut the tissue paper out and glue on to the envelope, so that the tissue paper will be on the inside of the envelope.

  • How to make an envelope. DIY Envelopes - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold the envelope up, glue down the bottom edges of the envelope and you're all done!

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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · Middle of Nowhere, Kentucky, United States · 119 projects

I've made dozens of these so far. ^.^
Just b/c i get bored. lol
But theyre so pretty! I'll post some soon. ;)

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Crystal W.
Crystal W. · , Florida, United States · 5 projects

Very cute!

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Lelia R.
Lelia R. · 1 project

so much fun to do... and they are so easy!

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glitterysah
glitterysah · Glasgow, scotland!, United Kingdom · 1 project

this is excellent!! love the use of tissue paper and suggestions re bubblewrap. thank you, love it!! xxx

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Kayla
Kayla

i loved making my envelop!! i made a pancake one!! i wil most def be making a ton of these!!!

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lini e.
lini e.

i wont tell you how long it took me to do this because it's really embarressing but i love the end result thankyou!

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milomade
milomade · Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom · 3 projects

beautiful!

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Beckyy
Beckyy · , · 1 project

Oohh I like these!

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*scout nubbies* · chino, california,, United States · 7 projects

oooh, i'm so gonna try this :)

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Lilim
Lilim · , , · 17 projects

I just luff learning new ways to make envelope

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