How To Make An Envelope

Making your own envelopes is super easy and fun! You can choose any paper, any pattern and make them any size appropriate for your event. This is also a fun craft for kids to make and send “mail” to each other.

How to Make an Envelope from @thegabels #crafts


Next month I am co-hosting a baby shower for a friend.  I ordered some invitations from an Etsy shop and didn’t think about how I was going to find envelopes for 5×7 invitations.  I checked around and most A7 envelopes, the size I needed, were either super expensive or came in boxes of 100. My friend, Rebecca, suggested that I make envelopes. Huh.

Turns out that making envelopes is super fun, easy and creative! You can use any paper you want and really personalize your invitations.  I chose to use some baby boy scrapbook paper and it worked perfectly!  I also tried a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and that worked, too.

Lay your invitation in the middle of your paper and fold the paper in on all four sides.




Remove the invitation and fold the top and bottom in.

Start at the line of your crease and cut a corner. Do this on all four sides — you will need to turn the paper over to get the other side correctly.


All four corners cut

Open the paper up and cut the corner flaps off at the crease.


Bottom right flap cut off


All four flaps cut off

Now, just fold it up!  I just used a glue stick to glue up the sides on the bottom.

Front of the envelope

That’s it! It is so easy!  I used more glue stick to seal up the envelopes. A sticker would add a nice touch, too.  Now that I know how to do this… watch out!

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10 comments on “How To Make An Envelope

  1. Thank you SO much, Camille! I’ve been wondering how I could make a lacy envelope from a paper doily. This is how! I just made one in no time from an 8″ doily! (Too frilly to survive the mail, but pretty to hand over personally. I may line them, too.) I love my envelope punch board, but sometimes would like the paper design to remain right-side-up. I have a template for that: an old, cumbersome, stressful template, but this is so much better. I so appreciate your sharing this! It’s a great idea I’ll use often!

  2. Phyllis on said:

    I have SOOO needed this. Thanks a lot!

  3. Wow I love this and gives it a little personality =D
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  4. WOW! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Such a great solution to your problem! Turned out cute. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week.
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  6. That’s awesome! This will def come in handy when I make cards and can’t find envelopes to fit or match! Thank you for sharing at our
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  7. Love this idea because you can make the envelopes out of a variety of paper types and it gives you a perfect fit. Thanks for sharing. Gail (
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  8. Aren’t you clever?? Looks great, Camille! (I’m sharing on my company twitter @HappyToCreate )
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