Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Mail Out: An envelope tutorial...

You will need:
Double-sided crafting tape (or a good glue)
An old envelope of the desired size

Step 1: Choose your paper. I'm using leftover gift wrap, but you can use pretty much anything, from scrapbooking paper to pages from a magazine, as long as it is thick and sturdy enough to transport through the post.

Step 2: Take the old envelope and gently pry it apart so its shape can be used as a template, and trace it onto the underside of your paper.

Step 3: Cut along the outline for the envelope with a sharp pair of scissors, keeping to the lines to ensure the finished envelope remains squared. Any diverson will skew your shape.

Step 4: Fold the envelope in the same manner as your template was folded, and using double-sided craft tape (or glue) seal the bottom to the sides along the same points.

Step 5: Write a letter or make a card to send in your one-of-a-kind handmade envelope, address it and add the postage, then pop it in the post.

So simple yet oh-so-pretty ~
There should be no reason to send dull and drab mail ever again!

Written correspondence has been a hobby of mine for a long time, & Monday Mail Out is a weekly feature whereby I can share my love for the lost art of letter writing. I hope my experiences will encourage others to send out letters on Monday too, and have them rediscover the joy of sending and receiving mail. If you have a blog, feel free to join in.


  1. I like this post! After I use up the 900 or so plain white envelopes I have left over from our wedding correspondence, I will have to give it a go! :)

  2. So pretty! I have so much paper, I should do this! x

  3. 900? Wow, you've got some letters to write! ;)

  4. g'day
    wow an awesome idea for all that gift paper thats left over from xmas etc


    selina from kilkivan qld

  5. I do this with last years calenders..makes up some lovely envelopes. Julia :)


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