How To Make Envelope By Paper
Making envelopes is a useful skill to possess. When you can’t locate an envelope in the proper size, it’s simple to take them for granted.
Being a card maker, you have the freedom to manufacture cards in custom sizes and an envelope to match, which makes envelopes incredibly adaptable.
Making your paper envelopes allows you to customize your mail; whether you’re sending invites, a letter, a thank-you note, or a gift card, you may pick the color, kind of paper, and embellishments.
You can create envelopes using common household items and craft supplies, so you won’t ever have to depend on store-bought envelopes again.
Simple step-by-step instructions are provided for making an envelope out of paper.
An A4 piece of paper and an average A6 postcard are used in this tutorial on creating envelopes. Before adjusting paper sizes to your needs, this is a wonderful size to practice with.
A4 paper should be positioned portrait-wise. The pattern should be on the back of the paper if you’re using patterned paper. Your card should be placed on the paper’s bottom center edge.
The paper is folded on both sides. The flaps of the envelope will be made as a result. Both of them will enclose the card. To make the folds, use your hands or if you have one, a bone folder.
The card should remain included in the flaps when you fold the paper upward. Now that the card is concealed, only the top portion of your paper is visible.
Bring in both corners to fold the top downward. Two triangles will be formed as a result, meeting in the middle. The top of the folded paper should be in contact with the bottom edges.
To make the top triangles lay flat, glue them down. Your envelope will be secure with your card inside once you’ve opened up both sides and glued them down.
Your card may now be simply inserted and removed from your envelope. When you’re prepared to send your card or letter, seal the envelope with adhesive and decorate it with a sticker.
It’s time to put your newly acquired envelope-making skills to the test. Make an envelope to go with your handmade card the next time you send one. When the receiver sees how the two work together, they will be amazed by the thought and effort you put into your creation, and you will feel satisfied for having mastered and imparted a new papercraft technique.
WHAT KIND OF PAPER SHOULD I USE?
Regular printer paper can be used to build an envelope, but it has so many other uses as well. Use scrapbook paper, old magazine pages, wrapping paper, or maps to create your envelope. Paper junk mail, brown paper bags, old posters, and calendars should all be recycled.
Look around your home; chances are you have the right papers to create your homemade envelopes. Just make sure the paper is robust enough to pass postal inspection.
These handcrafted envelopes are acceptable for mailing as long as you have a solid surface or an address label to write the address.
Why create an envelope?
Even though envelope-making machines have existed since 1845, you should still build your own! Making your envelope gives it a more personalized touch that the recipient will undoubtedly appreciate.
Making your envelopes is preferable to purchase them if you’re shipping a card or letter that has a distinctive form because you may adjust the size to your liking.
The Craft of Folding Paper
The ancient Japanese craft of origami is where the idea of folding paper to make an envelope first emerged. You are a true artist if you can fold a piece of paper into an envelope!
Make envelopes without tape if you want to put yourself to the test. Use the side of your nail as a creative method to make your folds’ creases sharper!
Try making additional things once you’ve mastered the art of manufacturing envelopes! A box that you may use to store tiny goods is a fun and useful origami project. You can also cut out adorable shapes like hearts and stars to use as decorations or to adorn your envelopes!
I hope this post has encouraged you to try your hand at crafting envelopes and other crafts! Whether it’s something as straightforward as a card or as intricate as a figurine, giving someone something handmade has a special quality.