Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Make Your Own Envelopes

by Jane Street (follow)
5 to 10s (517)      Over 10s (337)      Medium (203)      Greeting Card (74)      Birthday card (32)      Wrapping (12)      Envelope (1)     


homemade envelope template


Why not make a envelope to match a homemade greeting card or special letter? You can pick a plain colour to match, add a lining, or even use old artwork to make a special envelope. We used a large sheet of paper we had painted with bouncy balloon splats.

Time: 15 minutes (this can be preparation or actual activity time)
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
A3 sized sheet paper for an A5 sized card
Glue
Pen and scissors
An old envelope which fits your card



homemade envelope kids craft
We used a large sheet of old artwork to make our envelope


Method
The easiest way is to find an old envelope which is the right size and unstick the seams to get a template to draw around.



homemade envelope kids craft
Draw round an old envelope as a template




homemade envelope kids craft


If you don't have one you can draw your own template. Start by drawing a rectangle in the centre of your paper which is a few millimetres bigger than your card each way. Draw 4 flaps on each edge of the rectangle. You can use the measurement guide in the image below to help work out how long each of your flaps need to be



homemade envelope template
You can also draw your own template to fit a special sized card




homemade envelope template measurement dimensions
Envelope template dimensions. Start by drawing a rectangle of your card H x W


Cut around your envelope outline
Crease the flaps



homemade envelope template


Fold in the bottom flap first then the two side flaps. Glue the side flaps onto the bottom flap



homemade envelope template


Your envelope is now ready for a card. Simply glue it closed.



homemade envelope kids craft
We chose to have our bright artwork on the inside




homemade envelope with lining paper
We spray mounted painted tissue onto the inner side of the paper before folding


Click here for some great homemade greeting card ideas.

Categories
#Medium
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Envelope
#Wrapping
#Greeting Card
#Birthday Card
I like this Article - 10
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Jane Street
My daughter spotted a picture of someone biking through paint in and was desperate to have a go...
11 likes
Hand printed tea towels make special gifts which can be easily posted to a grandparent or friend...
10 likes
These yummy bite-sized frozen smoothie pops are so easy that even little kids can make them with...
9 likes
This sheep photo frame is surprisingly easy and cheap to make
9 likes
Here's how to wrap a present up like a Christmas cracker
12 likes
Have fun using scraps of interesting fabric and other materials to create a texture collage
9 likes
view all articles by Jane Street
Articles by Jane Street on Other Hubs
Scooters are loads of fun for kids of all ages, and are a really effective way to travel
409 views
Go to any restaurant in Australia and you'll likely spot an highchair
493 views
If you have an ever-changing profusion of kids' artwork to display, it makes sense to have a way to ...
8 likes
A dynamic seaside theme is great fun for a playroom or bedroom for kids of any age
9 likes
ID: 1646
[ Submit a Comment ]
Great idea - thanks for sharing
Have you tried doing your design on the outside of the envelope , when you need to address your place a white sticky label and then write the address , the contrast makes your design stand out more .
Trending Articles
Moon shoes are a retro outdoor toy that most of us parents enjoyed as a child and the appeal is stil...
13 likes
Here's how to make a crocodile costume from a cardboard box and egg carton
12 likes
Hang some of these fun little bees around the garden for a whimsical touch
by Lucy
12 likes
Rainbows are always a popular craft for children due to the bright colours involved
11 likes
Squeak, squeak - how cute is this little one? It will only take a few minutes to put this pipe clean...
by Lucy
11 likes
Make your own snail pets using old snail shells you have collected
11 likes
Have fun making your own glitter petal perfume
11 likes
This is a bit of a cheat, creating a wow birthday cake with only the fun decoration part to do and n...
10 likes
An easy, fun and nutritious snack or breakfast, any child is sure to love these little breakfast bea...
10 likes
Here's an easy and effective way to make a 'days of the week' wheel for preschoolers
10 likes
Categories
5 to 10s (517)
Under 5s (484)
Over 10s (337)
Any Age (292)
Baby (10)
Links (1)
Easy (585)
Medium (203)
Hard (28)
Featured on Other Hubs
Bargain fashionista's prepare to be excited as South Africa’s most loved fashion retailer recen...
5 likes
Trending on Other Hubs
Here's how to create your own wood block picture
8 likes
On one hand, you would love to show up to work (or more accurately, be caught with a glass of wi...
10 likes
New on Other Hubs
Address: Barrenjoyey Road, Newport **At a Glance:** Cost: Free Opening Times: 24/7 BBQs: Yes...
4 likes
Address: New South Head Road, Rose Bay **At a Glance:** Cost: Free Opening Times: 24/7 BBQs:...
4 likes
Address: Pacific Avenue, Tamarama **At a Glance:** Cost: Free Opening Times: 24/7 BBQs: Elec...
4 likes
One way to describe my thinking is that I am easily distracted – so much so that I have at one ...
44 views
Friends are wonderful
20 views
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version