Paper Envelopes

I've had an ongoing love affair with all things paper and letter related since I could write. I crafted my first envelope out of newspaper when I was eight and immediately "mailed" a letter upstairs to my mother.

Last week, I realized that after writing a hundred (or more) wedding-related-thank-you notes, my stationery and envelope supply has drastically dwindled.

So utilizing a roll of vintage wrapping paper and tracing the outline of an unfolded, used envelope, I spent an afternoon cutting and folding and gluing to my heart's content. The end result? The following stack of pretty paper stationary ready to be mailed. I am feeling quite pleased.

For instructions on how to make your own envelopes, see this tutorial. I prefer using brown paper, book pages or newspaper, but you can also use magazine photos and scrap-booking paper. Whatever suits you best. Enjoy!


  1. Any chance you'd be willing to pass along the directions for making an envelope?

  2. Absolutely! I found a step-by-step tutorial online and added the link to the end of the post. When I am feeling sloppy, I tend to tape each envelope together instead of gluing them, but the glue does work much better. :)

  3. Love this idea! And your letter!


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