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Envelope Craft Category: Handicrafts
Dated: 2009-11-19
Make a special envelope out of gift wrapping paper, old maps, pretty wallpaper scraps, catalogs, brochures, newspaper, or magazines. You can even make a tiny envelope to match a gift exactly


Steps to be taken

Carefully open up the seams of a commercial envelope (where it is glued). If it tears a bit, it doesn't really matter - this will just be your template.

Lay the completely-opened envelope on top of a large piece of paper (with the good side of the paper facing down). Trace around the edges.

Carefully cut around the line you just drew (using pinking shears gives your envelope an unusual finish).

Fold the two side flaps over, and then fold up the bottom flap. Open up the bottom flap so you can glue it in place.

Put glue on the lower edges of the side flaps. Then fold the bottom flap up again to glue it to the side flaps where they overlap. Then fold down the upper flap (forming a perfectly rectangular envelope), but do not glue this flap down.

You now have a beautiful envelope. To seal it later, you can either glue the top flap down or use a pretty sticke
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  • An envelope (an old, used one is fine because it will just be your template)
  •  A large piece of paper (like gift wrap, wallpaper scraps, magazine pages, catalog pages, brochures, construction paper, newspaper, or old maps)
  • A pencil
  • Scissors or pinking shears
  • Glue
  • Optional: Stickers