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         Today We are going to take a paper envelope out of one piece of paper. It is very simple to remember how to do this. Hope you enjoy! 

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Step 1: Supplies

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1. Paper (obviously)
2. Pencil

Step 5: Poke the top through

Next you need to take the little triangle in between the two other triangles (the triangles that used to be squares)  and fold it up.

Then, you need to push the top point of the whole thing and fold it under the flap we just made.

Step 7: Poke the end of the triangle into the top flap

This is the final step! :)

All you have to do is poke the end of the triangle into the flap that we put the top into

Step 8: You are done! :)

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Now you can enjoy your envelope and give notes to anyone you want to. :)
ramirez2 months ago

Sorry. Step 4 is just impossible.

Zephyr Wind (author) 2 months ago

I do realize step 4 sucks, and I'm sorry for that.

kayemmm2 months ago
I regularly make and fold stuff and this tutorial literally just pissed me off. You skip steps and it's hard to hell how you got where the next step is. I was annoyed when pretty much after step 4.
Zephyr Wind (author)  kayemmm2 months ago
I made this "instructable" when I was 12. Yes, it sucks, but I will not take time out of my schedule to improve it. Either suffer through the poor tutorial and hopefully make it out with an envelope, or move on to some other tutorial. I'm not wasting my time on this, there are way more important things to focus on.
batonas10 months ago

Just what I was looking for, thanks, had some strugle with step 4 but worked it out :)

metalfury1 year ago
The end result is amazing. I was able to follow it, but I think that's because I have done some origami before.

I think it could do with a little more detail, especially at steps 4 & 5.

If people get stuck, maybe do some of the easy pieces at as many of the folds are similar.

But as an envelope, this is the best one I've seen.
Zephyr Wind (author)  metalfury1 year ago
Thanks for the positive feedback! I realize that this instructable is pretty hard to follow at some points. I have been taking new pictures and will update this tutorial in the next week or so. I hope that it will make things more clear for everyone! :)
l0g0p71 year ago
Hi could you explain this step in a bit more detail please?
rockfan52 years ago
Well you lost me at step 4
Zephyr Wind (author) 3 years ago
Tell me how this works out for you. :)