Surely everyone is happy about a real letter, which was nicely packed in a pretty envelope. But envelopes are not just for letters. Also cards, photos, money and other things can be given away in it. And even better is this kind of packaging if she is also homemade. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to fold an envelope yourself. To prove it to you, we have put together some great instructions that you can use to make an envelope in different shapes and sizes. Find the perfect model for your purpose!
Small envelope tinker in the form of a flower
You can fold this original envelope by using any type of paper. This can be simple craft paper, but also cardboard or wrapping paper. If you follow the link at the end of the article, you will find a template for making an envelope using this form. Depending on what kind of paper you want to use for the envelope, you can print the template on plain paper, cut it out and then transfer it to the envelope material or print directly onto the paper. The dashed lines show where to fold.
Even with geometric shapes you get original envelopes. Thus, even from a circular shape, a visually appealing envelope can be created. Its size was determined by the diameter of the circle, so that in principle you have no limits. Also for this you will find a template at the end. But even without a template, the idea is made quickly: draw a circle of any size with a compass, and use it to draw an equilateral triangle with rulers whose tips are at the edge of the circle. The sides of the triangle are the fold lines.
An irregular and abstract shape is also very attractive and can be considered if you want to package a particular gift in an interesting way. Simply fold the paper back where the dashed line dictates and the model is ready. Really original, right?
Letter envelopes fold out of circles
Cut out several equally sized circles of solid paper and you can fold such an interesting envelope. The individual circles overlap each other, but are folded once in the middle before gluing together. This fold line also serves as a guide to where the circles should overlap. In principle, the lines form a square. First, just put the circles together. Then fix it with some glue. The other halves of the circular shapes serve to close. Again, use glue or, better yet, a pretty ribbon that will tie you into a bow.
Make an envelope with a heart
You start with a square piece of paper of any color for this envelope. The corners are folded inwards and should overlap a bit in the center of the square. The crease becomes particularly straight when you use a ruler. Now you can fill the envelope as you like. It is easily sealed with paper hearts that stick to the middle where the corners overlap. These are best obtained with a punch or with a homemade template. Of course, you can choose a different theme according to the occasion.
How do you make an envelope from a heart shape?
An interesting heart envelope is also this one. Here, the envelope itself has a heart shape. If you want to make this envelope, you need a template. To do this, fold a piece of paper in the middle. Along the fold draw half a heart and cut it out. If you unfold it now, you will get a steady heart. Now use this template to transfer the heart to colored paper to make the envelope yourself. You can also use the stencil technique for the selected paper, provided it is not too tight to fold.
Then fold the heart again as shown in the instructions. Only when opening the gift recipient learns what interesting shape the pretty packaging actually has.
Crafting idea without glue
No less impressive is this idea, with which you can make an envelope. Would you like to make an envelope yourself without glue? Then this variant is perfect. He has a classic square shape. The special thing is the closure. And this is not just the upper tab glued to the envelope itself. Instead, the side corners are hooked into each other, forming a small heart in this way. To do this, print the following template, which you can also use as a template, and then cut it out.
The dashed lines are here again the areas where is folded. Fold the top first and the bottom corner inwards. Then simply fold the left corner to the right and the right to the left. The half heart shapes, which are provided with the left and right corner, get incisions, which you then simply hook into each other. And already the envelope well sealed.
Make a rectangular envelope
The interesting thing about this example is also the way the envelope is closed. And with the help of rivets knobs made of paper are tinkered, which are then tied together with colorful string. Use a firmer paper when tinkering with this envelope and cut out the shape shown. The tab for closing and the area of the envelope underneath are then provided with the rivets. Instead of paper circles, you can also choose other shapes that you then attach with the rivets.
The flap with which you close the envelope does not necessarily have to be straight. You may like to create a wavy edge or a vintage style reminiscent of lace. He can also be designed with various decorative elements such as rhinestones, washi-tape, fabrics or stickers pretty. In principle, you can let your imagination run wild here.
Also, you can create something pretty with the string that you use for tying. This does not necessarily just have to be wrapped around the “buttons” (by the way, you can also sew real buttons on the cover instead of the rivets). You can design a cross pattern or other shapes. Just experiment.
Make an envelope – instructions for rectangular paper
If you want to make an envelope of A4 size or another rectangular shape, this idea is a great way to use the paper without cutting. The four pages are simply interesting folded, as shown in the instructions. This envelope is a wonderful way to give away greeting cards or money, and present a stylish packaging instead of the ordinary and boring white envelope.
Make envelopes by redesigning
You do not necessarily have to start from scratch if you want to make an original envelope. Instead, you can also use a finished one that is easily redesigned to your liking. That’s how these unique tie-up envelopes were made. The envelopes that you have prepared are first sealed as usual. Then cut one of the short sides.
The same side is then cut slightly on the side of the envelope where the shutter is not on. Now flip the two tabs diagonally down to imitate the collar of a shirt. Finally, cut out of colored paper just a tie and stick it under the homemade collar. If you make an envelope for a card or other content that does not slip out so easily, you can easily make a model that will not be locked.
Original Origami – make an envelope out of paper
Origami folding instructions for different animals There are so many and maybe you have already tried some of them. But also other figures are possible with Japanese art and including such unique and pretty to look at origami envelopes. Glue is not necessary for these instructions. Everything is folded easily. How exactly can you look in the following video tutorial.
Idea of leather
Other materials besides paper can be used if you want to make an envelope. In addition to felt and even sponge rubber is especially leather very well. Faux leather is just as well suited and is available in different colors and even with patterns and motifs, so that quickly something suitable is found.
In addition to the leather or fabric you also need a rivet that is suitable for the thickness of the leather. A finished envelope is used again as a template. Unfold this and place it on the back of the leather. Draw the outline and then cut out the shape. Then fold the corners (except the top) back together, but this time with the leather. Put them together with the rivet and provide the upper corner with a hole. This hole is then placed on the rivet to close the envelope.