Introduction: DIY - Fold a Letter Envelopes From an 8 ½ X 11 Sheet of Paper

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If you need an envelope urgently and do not have one. If you want your envelop to look different. If your printer does not print on envelopes but would like a printed envelope then this instructable is for you.

Fold your envelope from an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper. No cutting required!

Step 1: Print the Attached PDF

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The attached pdf has three pages. Page one is the instruction page, followed by the fold template. The third page is what prompted me to create a fancy envelope for my business. My printer would jam when I inserted envelopes, so this was the novel solution I came up with.

Step 2: Fold Along Dotted Lines

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Fold along dotted lines as shown in the instruction page.

Step 3: Glue or Tape

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Glue or tape the sides. Stuff your letter, stick your stamp, and take it to the post office.


Alex in NZ (author)2017-10-28

I love this. Being old-school I send a lot of letters. I am definitely going to try and do this for one of them.

jainrk (author)Alex in NZ2017-10-28

Thank you. An afterthought., you can use decorated paper.

Alex in NZ made it! (author)jainrk2017-10-28

As an after-afterthought, you can use addressed paper :-) I added an address block in LibreOffice and saved as ODG and exported as PDF. I'll need to print the address "envelope" and then re-feed to get the letter on the other side, but this should work :-)

If you can rotate a text block in your PDF creator then you could do this directly in your software.

jainrk (author)Alex in NZ2017-10-28

Thanks for the update. Do post some poctures.

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