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Making an Origami Envelope

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September 9, 2016

Origami EnvelopeThese little paper envelopes are a lot easier to make than they look. A lovely idea for giving small gifts, love notes, or gift cards. You don't have to use specialised origami paper, any will do.

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Supplies:

  • 1 square of paper, any size
  • scissors (if your paper is not square)
  • paper glue (optional)
  • sticker (optional)
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Steps:

  1. You will need a square of paper to make this envelope, so if your paper is rectangular, fold the top edge down to the side edge. Crease it and trim off the excess.
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  3. Open the paper out and fold it the opposite way.
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  5. Open it out again and fold one corner to the middle.
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  7. Fold it back up across the centre again.
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  9. Take the 2 side points and cross them over each other. Crease the sides.
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  11. Take hold of the top point and fold it back to the corner.
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  13. Open up the last fold and squash it down flat into a diamond shape.
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  15. You can now fold the flap down and tuck it into the diamond.
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  17. For extra security you can use glue and/or a fancy sticker to seal it.
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  19. Experiment with different sizes and types of paper such as gift wrap, magazine pages, or book pages.
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