Making an Origami Envelope
Making an origami envelope is a simple way to build your knowledge of this fun craft. If you use 6x6 origami paper for this project, the envelope will fit a card that is 2x2 ½. If you use 12x12 scrapbooking paper, the envelope will fit a card that is 4x5 and be suitable for mailing a CD or DVD to a friend.
Fold your paper in half diagonally. The side of the paper you want to be on the outside of the finished envelope should be face down when you begin. While a patterned envelope is fine for a card attached to a package, the outside of the envelope will need to be plain if you plan to send it through the mail.
Fold the top corner down so it touches the center of the fold.
Fold the right side of your triangle 1/3 of the way across the diagonal fold.
Fold the left side of your triangle 1/3 of the way across the diagonal fold.
Fold the tip of the left side of the paper back to touch the left corner, making a triangular flap.
Separate the folds making the triangle and pull the bottom corner toward the middle of the envelope. Flatten the triangle to make a small diamond shape.
Fold the top part of the envelope down and tuck the corner into the diamond shaped flap. Seal with a pretty sticker. If desired, you can use a glue stick to reinforce the bottom of the envelope before mailing.
Want to learn more about origami? Check out our article on Simple Origami for more beginner's projects.