Inside: How to fold an envelope from a piece of computer paper and make it adorable with Washi tape!
You need to give someone a birthday card but can’t seem to find an envelope in your closet full of half-finished craft projects and scribbled in notebooks? No worries, you can learn How To Fold an Envelope in under 5 mins! The other great news, it’s easy. My 4-year-old daughter LOVES to draw me little notes with stick figures and backwards letters and deliver them to me in a, sometimes slightly crooked, envelope. She can do it. So can you!
What You’ll Need:
- A piece of paper. I will use an 8.5″ x 11″ paper in the demo below. But you could experiment with other sizes!
- Tape – I used Washi Tape. It’s something we always have on hand. We have collected Washi Tape from all sorts of stores. Amazon has some fun variety packs!
Here Is How to Hold An Envelope:
1. Fold your bottom right corner up until the whole bottom side of the paper is flush with the left side.
2. Trim off the top rectangle pieces and open up your paper.
3. Take the bottom left-hand corner and bring it to the top right-hand corner making a triangle. Don’t completely crease the paper! Just make a small crease at the bottom of the triangle. You will use the small crease mark as a guide instead of making a big ugly crease all the way across.
4. Fold 3 of the corners into the center. Make sure that the corner you don’t fold is one that doesn’t have a crease.
5. Fold the bottom half of the envelope up in half. And fold your top flap down.
Ta – da! Now you have an envelope! Easy right?
Next we cut washi tape stripes the same size as the sides of the envelope. We put them on the edges with half of the tape width on each side to hold the envelope together!
Now go make an envelope for that birthday card! Or teach your 4 year old how to make them and your desk will be covered by this afternoon!
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