This instructable will teach you have to fold your letters or notes into small self contained envelopes with a few simple folds.
Perfect for passing notes in class or saving room in your bag or drawer.
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Step 1: You will need,

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You will need;

A piece of paper. This works with standard writting paper or regtangle shapes.

Your hands

A friend to read your secret message (optional, but more fun!!!)

Step 2: Step One

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This part is easy. Fold the letter in half lengthways with the message inside the folded paper so it is hidden by the fold.

Step 3: Step 3

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Open the paper out again with the message facing you. Now you need to fold the 2 outer edges against the centre fold you have just made.
On the photo I have folded one side to show you what I mean.

Step 4: Step 4

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Now you need to unfold the two flap you have just made. Then you need to fold the bottom corners of the paper in.
The bottom of the paper corner should be against the outer fold lines each side making a triangle shape.

See the picture for details.

Step 5: Step 5

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Next you need to refold the flaps to the centre, but keeping the two triangles you just made in place. Once you have done this you also need to fold the two top corners down to the centre line. This should make an arrow shape as seen in the picture.

Step 7: Step 7

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Fold the top flap down. You may need to experiment with this fold and the last fold so that it is even and the edges meet propally.
Kafuku0132 years ago
That is very cool! I am totally using this for Father's Day!
BentSpork5 years ago
There is an additional fold in this step that is not shown in the photo.  After folding the top two corners down to the center line making an arrow shape as shown in the photo, while still looking at this side of the project, fold the arrow shape down.  After doing this, you will have a rectangle.

This is a fun self-folding-envelope!!  Thanks!
prashant1236 years ago
this envelope is so awesome . this is so awesome so i can send letters easily
456acdc54437 years ago
thanks now I can pass notes in class with out being caught
bobo11727 years ago
this is good but i still think you could be a bit better on 6-8
hornbadoing7 years ago
that is pretty cool
thanks! I've been looking over the net for simple, easy to understand instructions and you've have fianlly provided it.
ray zak7 years ago
i dont get the last step
lemonie7 years ago
It would be good to see you address and stamp this. L (and a picture of you putting in a mailbox)
John Smith7 years ago
That... ...that is really cool.
Fishcake_Random (author)  John Smith7 years ago
Thank you
Fishcake_Random (author) 7 years ago
This is my first instuctable so be nice.
Congratulations on your first. A few typos and spelling errors, and at step 6 (the photo), it's difficult to tell where the edge of the letter is. Aside from these minor problems, it's a good instructable. (So now when you write more instructables, you'll ask people to be nastier to them, right?)
Fishcake_Random (author)  ryzellon7 years ago
Thank you, when i work out how ill sort out step 6
PocketSized7 years ago
Im usually rubbish with anything to do with paper, but this looks cool. Good Instructable.
Fishcake_Random (author)  PocketSized7 years ago
Thank you your very kind