Hello everyone! Thanks for passing by! Today I'm here to make a very quick tutorial about how to make envelopes/homemade stationery. I've been getting some requests on my Ask.fm about how I make my own stationery, so I think it'd be cool to make my own tutorial explaining how I do it. The reason I started with this was, there isn't a huge variety of letter sets/envelopes in Barcelona. The sets they sell are rather plain and very boring haha, so I decided I could make my own without spending a fortune in kawaii stationery on Internet :)
It recquires a bit of practice and imagination I have to say (the first ones you make always look terrible haha), but once you get used to it you won't stop making more and more :) Just be patient and use your imagination a little bit!
Step 1: Pick two paper sheets from the same color/pattern. I use decorative/origami paper from the Danish brand Tiger.
Step 2: Fold one of the paper sheets in 3.
Step 3: Put some glue in one of the borders of the paper sheet and fold it again.
Step 4: Fold the right side of the paper.
Optional: Cut the two corners and glue it back so it looks more like a real envelope!
Step 5: Fold the other side of your (Almost finished) envelope
Optional: Cut the corners again so it looks more realistic :B
Step 6: Cut one of the sides of the paper so you can put the letter paper in!
Step 7: Pick the other paper sheet and fold it twice.
Step 8: Now cut both sides of the paper, so you get four small paper sheets to write in :)
And you're done with your handmade stationery! :) Ah! You can always leave the envelope under something heavy for a few minutes (a book for example) so the glue sticks well to the paper. You can leave it plain or decorate it a little! But as you all might know by now, I always prefer to decorate my stationery a bit ^_^
I usually use brown paper, paper gift wrap, washi tape and sometimes stickers or plain name tags.
And TA-DA! There you go, your lovely handmade envelope finished :)
PS. Sorry for the low quality pictures! :( I'll try to make a better one eventually, but as I said, this is just a quick tutorial on how to make them.
Hope you like it anyway and don't hesitate to give me some feedback or comment :)
Much love from,