Have you ever thought to yourself, “if only envelopes come in cuter designs?” I do!
There are so many things that we use envelopes for. I, myself, use it as packaging for small items like earrings, necklace, etc., as ang pau (whenever I don’t have red envelopes available) for when kids visit us, for my notes sent out to friends… there’s just so many things! But because I love to spice things up a bit, yet still on the easy-on-the-pocket way, I choose to DIY!
So today I’m going to share with you how I make my Cute Coin Envelopes!
What you’ll need:
- Wrapping papers
- Coin envelopes or ang pau
- A pair of scissors
- Cardboards (optional)
For this project, I am using a couple of the ang pau (red envelopes) we have around the house as my pattern. If you don’t have this, there are coin envelopes available in your nearest bookstore, but I tell you — they’re the plain brown ones (eeep!). You can buy a piece and keep it to be used as your pattern every time you do this project. Or you can also search online for downloadable free patterns. I’m sure there are lots of it available! Whichever works for you 😉
- We are first going to make a pattern. (This step is optional. I just want to make it because I keep the patterns I make for future use. Should you wish to skip this part, you may jump right on to step #6.) Gently open your existing envelope, in my case it is my ang pau… be extra careful not to tear it.
- Place your ang pau or coin envelope on top of your cardboard and trace the sides.
- Now that you have your trace on the cardboard, set aside your ang pau or coin envelope and start cutting the pattern that you just made.
- After cutting the cardboard, you should have your envelope patterns ready. You may choose to mark the sides where you should crease.
- Choose the design of your wrapping papers.
- Place your newly made pattern on top of the back of your chosen wrapping paper (make sure that you have the right side when done) and start tracing.
- Once done tracing start cutting your envelope.
- Fold the sides.
- Glue the flaps leaving the top cover of the envelope open.
Tada! You now have your very own unique cute envelopes! Easy peasy, right?
What makes this project even more lovely is you get to choose the wrapping paper design to use for whoever or whatever you are using it to. I love love love doing this! You can also do the same for letter envelopes. In case you still love writing snail mails. 🙂
I’m starting to make this during spare time so I have a handful for the coming Christmas season! Perfect packaging for me!
How about you — do you still use envelopes? What will you be using your cute envelopes for? Share with me in the comments below! 🙂