How to Make an Origami Bar Envelope

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How to Make an Origami Bar Envelope
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Take your paper and rotate it so that it's landscape

Take your paper and rotate it so that it's landscape

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Now fold the short edge to the other short edge

Now fold the short edge to the other short edge

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Rotate it so that you have the open side facing away from you

Rotate it so that you have the open side facing away from you

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Now fold the TOP LAYER ONLY down to meet the bottom edge

Now fold the TOP LAYER ONLY down to meet the bottom edge

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Now fold that same layer up

Now fold that same layer up

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And unfold. Now you want to do the same with the bottom edge, fold it up to the crease you just made

And unfold. Now you want to do the same with the bottom edge, fold it up to the crease you just made

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Like this

Like this

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Now fold it up again but stop there and don't fold any more on the piece

Now fold it up again but stop there and don't fold any more on the piece

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Now fold the top down, as far as I show you in the next slide

Now fold the top down, as far as I show you in the next slide

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So fold it down to meet the second edge from the bottom

So fold it down to meet the second edge from the bottom

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And unfold

And unfold

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Now we're going to fold the bottom two corners up

Now we're going to fold the bottom two corners up

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Like so

Like so

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Unfold them then lift up the top section

Unfold them then lift up the top section

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Now we're going to fold vertically using the bottom points of the triangles as a guide

Now we're going to fold vertically using the bottom points of the triangles as a guide

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Unfold and bring that top layer back down. Now, if you can see I've put the dotted lines above that top section and so we are just going from those two creases we made earlier if that makes seance...

Unfold and bring that top layer back down. Now, if you can see I've put the dotted lines above that top section and so we are just going from those two creases we made earlier if that makes seance...

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So fold along those lines and bring the top section up again

So fold along those lines and bring the top section up again

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Now fold the TOP LAYER ONLY and fold it back so it pulls out the little triangle

Now fold the TOP LAYER ONLY and fold it back so it pulls out the little triangle

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And squash that flat

And squash that flat

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Repeat on the other side

Repeat on the other side

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Fold down on the dotted lines

Fold down on the dotted lines

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Like so

Like so

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Now we are going to bring the layer that we made over the top section that we just pulled down

Now we are going to bring the layer that we made over the top section that we just pulled down

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Like this

Like this

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These dotted lines mean that you have to make a mountain fold. But in these circumstances you just have to fold it under

These dotted lines mean that you have to make a mountain fold. But in these circumstances you just have to fold it under

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Now we are going to mountain fold the bit that we made from the creases to creases

Now we are going to mountain fold the bit that we made from the creases to creases

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So push it in

So push it in

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Like so then line up the crease line on the top layer with the layer underneath. As you can see I haven't lined it up properly yet

Like so then line up the crease line on the top layer with the layer underneath. As you can see I haven't lined it up properly yet

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Like so. Now you have to pull the top layer down

Like so. Now you have to pull the top layer down

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Like so

Like so

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Now all you have to do is tuck into the little pocket!

Now all you have to do is tuck into the little pocket!

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You can write who it's to on the bar in the middle!

You can write who it's to on the bar in the middle!

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I like to use these kinds of envelopes for people's birthdays or times when I'm not mailing stuff to people

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If you want you can write the return address on the lid opening thing and who it's for on the other side, by all means, go for it! Have fun ;)

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