Apr 25, 2013

How to Make Envelope

Do you need a button & string envelope?  There is a way you can do your own by making an envelope out of paper.  You can use this arts and crafts method for how to make mini envelopes, homemade envelopes, and envelopes for cards.

You can also use this for CD envelopes - just increase the size to 5 x 5 instead of 4 x 4 and it will fit a CD.  This is also great for wedding invitations or baby showers.  You can save a lot of money by making an envelope out of sheet paper, scrapbook paper, or card stock paper.

Template Supplies

1 piece of Card stock paper 4 x 4
1 piece of Card stock paper 3 3/4 x 3/4
1 rectangle in Card stock paper 3 x 4

Button & String Envelope Supplies - Full List

2 pieces of scrapbook paper 4 x 4 inches each
1 piece of scrapbook paper 3 x 4  to be used for the flap (cut and score this piece as stated in the video)
3 pieces of 3 3/4 x 3/4 inch scrapbook or card stock paper.  Fold each of these pieces in half
2 large circles of scrapbook paper
2 small circles of scrapbook paper
     (Remember the little circle must fit into bigger circle)
1 piece of Kite string 10 inches
Turbo Tacky Glue
2 eyelets
An eyelet punch
Tape Glider

Here are the two button & string envelopes I made.  I used BoBunny's Country Garden Collection paper for the handmade envelope. 

This is the back of the mini envelope.

Here is the front side of the small envelope.  I cut out a half circle notch at the top to make it easier to grasp the tag or card that I will put inside of the button & string envelope 

This is another picture of the back.  Here the flap is lifted up and the string that secures the small envelope is hanging down.  I think I will make a few of them and stash them among my other card making supplies.  

Save money and make your own button and string envelopes.  Also make handmade cards or tags to store inside.  Makes the perfect gift and can also be used for wedding invitations and CD envelopes.