Introduction: DIY Gift Envelope

Picture of DIY Gift Envelope

This idea can be used for any holiday or event when your gift is money or a gift card or tickets to the concert and similar. Such gifts can be packed in a nice handmade envelope with your own style.

Materials:

  • Any medium or thick paper to your liking;
  • Printed out photo or an image (on a copy paper, color printer preferable);
  • scissors, a ruler, a pencil, a glue stick.

Here is the step by step video tutorial:

I will be glad if you visit my YouTube channel for more tutorials.

Step 1: Take a Thick Paper to Your Liking and a Printed Out Image

Picture of Take a Thick Paper to Your Liking and a Printed Out Image

To make an envelope you can use wrapping paper or scrapbook paper or color card stock or just plain medium to thick paper. A4 size is ok to make a money envelope or for a gift card. Don't use copy paper, the result wil not be neat enough.

The artist of the Hearts image that I use is Belinda Fireman https://belindafireman.wordpress.com/

Step 2: Cut a Square and Find the Center Using a Ruler

Picture of Cut a Square and Find the Center Using a Ruler

Step 3: Fold an Envelope

Picture of Fold an Envelope

Step 4: Take a Printed Out Photo or an Image, Place the Envelope Over It and Trace the Outline With a Pencil

Picture of Take a Printed Out Photo or an Image, Place the Envelope Over It and Trace the Outline With a Pencil

Step 5: Cut a Little Bellow the Pencil Line (you May Use Scissors or a Cutting Knife)

Picture of Cut a Little Bellow the Pencil Line (you May Use Scissors or a Cutting Knife)

Step 6: Apply Glue to the Whole Surface of a Cut-out and Glue It Inside the Envelope

Picture of Apply Glue to the Whole Surface of a Cut-out and Glue It Inside the Envelope

Step 7: Now Glue the Envelope

Picture of Now Glue the Envelope

Step 8: Sign the Envelope, Insert Your Gift and Seal With a Sticky Tape or a Nice Sticker

Picture of Sign the Envelope, Insert Your Gift and Seal With a Sticky Tape or a Nice Sticker

That's all, the envelope is ready! You may choose any paper to make a nice envelope to your liking and choose your photo or upload any free image from the Internet to meet the taste of whom your gift is aimed.

Comments

wold630 (author)2016-01-29

I love the photo envelope! These are great!

ucandoitcraft (author)wold6302016-01-29

Thank you! I love the photo result too, it makes a gift very personal.

About This Instructable

512views

6favorites

License:

Bio: Hi! My name is Irina. I speak English, Russian & German, have two kids & very little free time. But I don't give up my hobby ... More »
More by ucandoitcraft:Miniature Christmas set out of wine corks and acorn caps. DIYLaminated Leaves for Fall Crafts. No Laminator NeededMy Fall Fantasy With Leaf Printing Technique
Add instructable to: