Make Your Own Envelopes

How to Make Envelopes. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Like to make your own cards to save money? Learn how to make your own envelopes, and you'll save even more.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 5 minutes per envelope or less

What You Need:

  • A printer
  • Paper
  • A pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick

Here's How:

  1. Print the envelope template

  2. Cut out the template, following the solid line.

  3. Trace the template onto your paper of choice.

  4. Fold Flap A and B in at the dotted line.

  1. Fold Flap C up at the dotted line. It will overlap Flap A and B slightly.

  2. Apply a thin line of glue to the bottom edge of Flap A and B to hold Flap C in place.

  3. Fold Flap D down at the dotted line, and your envelope is complete!


  1. Old magazine and calendar pages make beautifulĀ envelopes.
  2. Need a different size envelope? Just take a sample envelope apart at the seams, and use it as your template.

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