How to Make an Origami Envelope

by Erin Mustafa

An easy way to fold an envelope out of paper. Can use this for a multitude of purposes!

Supplies

  • Square piece of paper
  • Gluestick
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get a square piece of paper. Here I am using 12in x 12in scrapbook paper.

    Step 2

    This is the colored side of the paper.

    Step 3

    Flip the paper over to the white side & orient the paper as it is in the photo.

    Step 4

    Fold in half diagonally.

    Step 5

    Unfold the paper.

    Step 6

    Rotate the paper and orient the paper as it is in the photo.

    Step 7

    Fold in half diagonally.

    Step 8

    Unfold the paper again.

    Step 9

    Take on corner & fold towards the center.

    Step 10

    Take the opposite corner & fold towards the center.

    Step 11

    Orient the paper like in the photo. Now we are going to fold the bottom flap up.

    Step 12

    Make sure to have the fold overlap the previous two folds as demonstrated in the photo.

    Step 13

    The fold should look like this.

    Step 14

    Glue underneath the flap where I am pointing to in the photo. This will keep your envelope together.

    Step 15

    Put glue where my finger is pointing.

    Step 16

    Fold in & your envelope should now look like this.

    Step 17

    Now it is time to fold the top flap down.

    Step 18

    This is what the fold looks like after it has been done.

    Step 19

    The front side of the envelope.

    Step 20

    Here are what my finished envelopes look like!