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How to Make an Envelope

How to Make an Envelope- Many people now prefer to send letters by mailbox, a method that is considered old fashioned. However, it can show the recipients that you really have them at heart especially for handwritten letters. It can also make them feel your presence.

What happens if you want to send a handwritten letter but you have no envelope? It may be a little stressful to go to the bookstore or stationery shop to get an envelope when you could make one instead.

Making simple things by yourself can also be fun and give you a sense of satisfaction. If you are here, you may want to send a letter with a home-made envelope to someone but you do not know how to make one.

There are also questions like “Is it cheaper to make your own envelope? Can you make a homemade envelope? What kind of paper should I use to make envelopes?”

This article will give tips on how to make an envelope easily at home, how to create a home-made envelope with paper in five minutes, how to make an A5 envelope and how to make an envelope from A4 paper.

The first part of this article will explain how to make an envelope for quick use in very few minutes.

How to Make an Envelope in Two Minutes

How to make an envelope

This is a step by step process showing how you can make an envelope quickly with a sheet of paper.

  • Step One

Get your materials together. Make sure that the sheet of paper for the envelope is big enough to carry your letter (preferably more than two times taller and wider than your letter).

You can also use any type of paper for this. To make your envelope more beautiful, use plain or patterned colored papers.

  • Step Two

Put your letter at the lower part of the sheet of paper (center) and fold the sides of the paper, leaving only the long upper part.  

  • Step Three

Fold the sheet of paper with your letter inside it. If you are afraid your neat letter will crumble then use a piece of card instead. Have it be the same size with your letter. Remember that the sheet of paper is two and half sizes bigger than your letter. So folding the sheet of paper with the letter inside it will leave only the half size at the upper part.

  • Step Four

The last step completes your envelope and you should have figured it out. Fold the top two corners of the sheet of paper down. Glue the edges of the paper to the inner part. You now have something like a flap. Fold down the flap with your letter inside and close it. You can glue the envelope flap to keep your content safe especially if you will use it for mailing.

You can also use a tape to make it easier to open. Make sure it is very neat. You may need to do this more than once to achieve the result you want, so do not be bothered if you do not get it right at first.

How to Make an Envelope from A4 Paper

You may not have any random sheet of paper at home, but you can make envelopes at home with almost any type of paper. This part teaches you how to make an envelope from A4 paper in few steps.

This process is similar to the one described above, but you can make use of A4 sized colored and patterned papers.

How to make an envelope with A4 paper
  • Step One

Set your A4 paper on a neat surface; you cannot use a dirty envelope to send a message. The way you make the envelope depends on the size of your letter, so you may have to fold your letter to match it with the A4 paper.

You just need to make sure that the A4 paper is about two and half times taller than the size of your letter and a few centimeters wider (about four or five).

  • Step Two

Place your letter in the lower part of the A4 paper (center) and fold the sides of the paper, leaving only the long upper part.

  • Step Three

Fold the sheet of paper with your letter inside it. If you do not want your neat letter to crumble then use a piece of card instead. It must be the same size with your letter. Remember that the A4 paper is two and half sizes longer than your letter. So folding the A4 paper with the letter inside it will leave only the half size at the upper part.

In simple words, fold the A4 it with the letter from downwards once.

  • Step four

This is the last step that completes your envelope and you should probably have figured it out now. Fold the top two corners of the A4 paper down. Fold it so that the corners “nearly” meet the lower part you folded earlier.

Glue the edges of the paper to the inner part. You now have something like a flap. Fold down the flap with your letter inside and close it. You can glue the envelope flap to keep your content safe especially if you will use it for mailing.

You can also use a tape to make it easier to open. Make sure it is very neat. You may need to do this more than once to achieve the result you want, so do not be bothered if you do not get it right at first.

How to Make an Envelope for Money with Cardboard/Newspaper/Brown paper

If you need to use an envelope to carry money then you can use a brown paper, newspaper or cardboard to make it.

To make an envelope with brown paper or cardboard for holding money, you need a stapler and staple pins. This is because glue may give way at any point, making you lose money.

  • Step One

Fold the brown paper or card board paper into the size you want. Remember to make it rectangular, and the breadth should be downwards (the longer sides facing the side).

  • Step Two

Make a copy of the shape you created and use the stapler to stick one of the sides to the other shape.

Turn it inside out so that the staple pins are not visible. Pin the three other sides to complete the shape of the envelope.

  • Step Three

This is the last step that completes your envelope and you should probably have figured it out now. Fold the top two corners of the envelope or brown paper downwards. Fold it so that the corners “nearly” meet the lower part you folded earlier.

Glue the edges of the paper to the inner part. You now have something like a flap. Fold down the flap to close the envelope. You can use a tape to close the envelope since you will be using it to hold money.

Make sure it is very neat. You may need to do this more than once to achieve the result you want, so do not be bothered if you do not get it right at first.

How to Make an A5 Envelope

If you have only A5 papers at your disposal then you can easily make envelopes out of it too. This may be a little more difficult and if you do not want the stress, you can cut the A5 paper so that it is two and half times longer than your letter or card.

The shape of an A5 paper may make it difficult to create an envelope, but everything works according to what you intend to use it for.

How to Make an Envelope with A5 paper
  • Step One

Set your A5 paper on a neat surface; you do not use a dirty envelope to send a message. The way you make the envelope depends on the size of your letter, so you may have to fold your letter to match it with the A5 paper.

You just need to make sure that the A5 paper is about two and half times taller than the size of your letter and a few centimeters wider (about four or five).

  • Step Two

Place your letter in the lower part of the A5 paper (center) and fold the sides of the paper, leaving only the long upper part.

  • Step Three

Fold the sheet of paper with your letter inside it. If you do not want your neat letter to crumble then use a piece of card instead. It must be the same size with your letter. Remember that the A5 paper is two and half sizes longer than your letter. So folding the A5 paper with the letter inside it will leave only the half size at the upper part.

In simple words, fold the A5 it with the letter from downwards once.

  • Step Four

This is the last step that completes your envelope and you should probably have figured it out now. Fold the top two corners of the A5 paper down. Fold it so that the corners “nearly” meet the lower part you folded earlier.

Glue the edges of the paper to the inner part. You now have something like a flap. Fold down the flap with your letter inside and close it. You can glue the envelope flap to keep your content safe especially if you will use it for mailing.

You can also use a tape to make it easier to open. Make sure it is very neat. You may need to do this more than once to achieve the result you want, so do not be bothered if you do not get it right at first.

Conclusion

Envelopes and handwritten letters are a good way to show gratitude or love for friends and relatives. Hand-made envelopes can help you customize and send special messages to friends, but it takes some effort to make one. This article teaches how to make an envelope with several materials.

References

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