DIY Lined Envelope

02 May 2014


Even in this digital age, I still love scribbling notes and writing letters. It's been years since I got one in the mail, but I jump at the chance of sending someone a handwritten note. Back in high school, scribbled notes are neatly folded into a way that boy classmates thought off as origami; now though, folding is out of the question-- enter: DIY lined envelopes made from gift wrappers I've accumulated over the past few months (years maybe?) and some construction paper.



Things you'll need:

- gift wrappers or any other paper you'd prefer to line envelopes with-- just make sure these are not thicker than the paper you'll be using to make the envelope
- construction paper or any other thick paper
- pencil for tracing
- ruler
- scissors
- glue stick


Step 1: MAKING THE ENVELOPE

Get or make a template of an envelope in a shape or size you prefer to copy-- it would be best to make this in a thick sheet that you can store and use again later on. Then with your template, trace that onto the paper you'll be using for your envelope.


Step 2: MAKING THE TEMPLATE FOR THE ENVELOPE LINER

Trace the top part of your envelope, then rather than tracing the flaps, too, make the bottom part of your would-be liner straight. Cut then make sure it snug inside the envelope.


Step 3: MAKING THE ENVELOPE LINER

Trace your envelope liner template onto your spare gift wrappers or preferred paper for the liner. Then cut along the lines. Make sure that these fit well in your envelope. 



Step 4: Before securing the liner and the envelope flaps with glue-- make sure you fold the liner along with the top flap of your envelope -- this will prevent creases and air bubbles in the liner. 


Easy, right? If you have any questions don't hesitate to leave one in the comments section! x

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