Packaging & Paper DIY: Make your own handmade paper envelope

15 Dec

I almost titled this post, “the psychology of crafting.” I wanted to call it this way because I made the envelopes {above} following a tutorial I read on Poppytalk, a fabulous blog that I keep coming back to over & over, & over again.

Poppytalk’s tutorial, posted by Ruth Bleakley, a bookbinder and an Etsy seller, made it feel so easy to make. I’ve read so many paper-crafting tutorials, but non of them made me  jump from my place with enthusiasm the way this one did.

Image via Poppytalk

My DIY: Tiny Envelops for my Handmade Earrings

Poppytalk’s tutorial literally made me run over to make a replica of my favorite envelope. I soaked it in water, but the glue was really sticking to it and I almost ripped it apart. So, what I did is I re-imagined the template Poppytalk posted, got myself a rectangle chalk box, traced it, added margins for the flaps, cut a cardboard template, and then I had myself the nicest, coolest, cutest envelopes in the world!

This (left) is the template at Poppytalk.

And this (below) is what I whipped up using a chalk box to trace around (you can also use a crayon box or any object that has a  rectangular shape).

I used my craft scissors to add a bit of a lace-y feel to my envelopes. I cut the little wavy shapes outside the template lines that I traced unto the paper I used – to be on the safe side.

And I ended up with these two cute handmade envelopes. I am using them for carrying handmade earrings, as well as my new tag/gift-card illustrations… here is a glimpse.

Happy envelope-making!

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8 Responses to “Packaging & Paper DIY: Make your own handmade paper envelope”

  1. Mossy October 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi , love your blog but couldn’t find any contact details – I’ve linked to this great post on my own blog. Thanks for your great info! :)

  2. Aiya December 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    These are great! I’ve been looking for something to make some handmade tags with, for washing instructions and the likes. Thanks =D.

    • Karboojeh Jewelry December 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

      I’m glad you found the post useful, Aiya… can’t wait to see some of your finished products

  3. chrissyg84 December 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    These look great! Perfect for that added extra touch :)

    • Karboojeh Jewelry December 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks :) hehe, it’s like making a little tutu skirt for a baby envelope

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