I'm so excited to bring you this simple and easy to make tutorial that, I can guarantee, makes a big impact!
I have a ton of envelopes at home, many which are plain and generally quite boring. The good thing (ok, one good thing of about a billion) about running your own paper business, is that here's always plenty of exciting envelopes to use. So, the plain ones are often neglected. I hate waste, whether it's for perfectly good items or the space it takes to store them. This tutorial solves all these problems! I will definitely use these envelopes.
Aren't they awesome? They are modeled after super-classy, super-expensive stationery.
The best part about this? Cheap, easy and fast!
All you need to make these yourself are; envelopes (any kind will work, whatever you have lying around), washi tape and scissors.
Start with the bottom of the envelope. Place a strip of washi tape so that half of it is attached to the envelope and the other half overhangs.
Don't worry about the excess tape at the ends. Turn the envelope over and fold the excess on the other side. Trim the excess tape from the ends.
Repeat the same process on the shorter sides of the envelope. One trick I found made it easier for me, is to cut the end of the tape straight before taping the top of the short sides. You'll get to the backside of the envelope soon, so just start from the top of the envelope for now.
When you get to the top of the envelope, I trimmed the excess tape form the ends before folding it over. Again, I find it a bit easier that way, but it's up to you.
Now you have all four sides taped and it's time to finish the back. Open the flap of the envelope and start taping one side the same way you did the others.
Instead of folding the tape over to the other side, cut it along the flap. If you fold it over, you'll cover the adhesive surface, and you wouldn't want that. Now, take the long strip of tape you cut off from the flap and place it along the edge of the lower flap of the envelope (the one that's glued on to the sides to keep it together). Finally, trim off the excess tape from the ends.
And you're done! It's really simple to make and very quick. I had to try out different color combinations and will, for sure, make more.
Please let me know if you're going to try this out! I would love to see what you've made!