DIY Perfectly Lovely Sendable Envelopes

Ever wondered how to make your own adorable envelopes? I have, so the other day I looked up a few tutorials (here's the one I used.*) and decided to make some envelopes! I like making envelopes instead of using store bought ones because they are absolutely adorable and you can personalize them however you want! Here's how I made mine:

*The Origami Square Envelope. I modified mine from that tutorial a bit.

Step 1: Look up the requirements for envelope size with your local postal service. You want to be sure that your envelopes can be sent!

Step 2:  Gather supplies! I used a 12" x 12" piece of square scrapbook paper and tape. If you don't have scrapbook paper and are cutting a square out of something else, you're going to want a ruler and a pair of scissors as well.

Step 3: Starting from the opposite side that you want showing (for me the blank side), fold from corner to corner to make a triangle shape.

Step 4: Unfold it and do the same with the other two corners. Unfold again and you should end up with the last picture.

Step 5: Turn it so that a corner is facing you. Fold the corner up so that the tip is touching where the two creases in your paper meet.

Step 6: Fold up the length of the piece you folded in step 5.

Step 7: Fold the end over so that it's just a little beyond the crease.

Step 8: To the same to the other side.

Step 9: Tape it down.

And you're done! 


  1. Yes! Truly Lovely! It's cool to see someone so artistic... I love art & related things, but for whatever reason I'm not that crafty. Cool tutorial!

    Ireland from

    1. Thank you Ireland! Haha, I'm really not that crafty, these are just incredibly easy. :)

  2. This is so cute and easy! Definitely going to use for future reference... thanks for the diy!

    1. That's awesome, Abigail! Hope you try it.

  3. Yay for homemade envelopes! I love making my own too from fun printed paper :) Oh, you HAVE to try making them with vellum!

    1. Yes! Homemade envelopes are so fun.