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The Easy Way to Fold an Envelope

Fold a paper envelope without a fancy envelope-folding tool! You can use a folding envelope to put a gift card or cash inside a birthday card or a thank-you card.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cost .50


  • Pair of scissors


  • wrapping paper or cardstock cut into a
  • square
  • scissors
  • tape


Origami Envelope Garland

  • Write messages on each paper (you need 14 in all).
  • Fold into an envelope.
  • String up. (you may need to tape the string to the inside of the envelope so it won’t slide down the string)

Make an Origami Envelope

  • Fold one corner to the next. Flip and do the same to the other side
  • Take one corner and bring to meet the center of the paper.
  • Fold the paper up and along the crease.
  • Fold one side over (make it overlap the center)
  • Fold the second side over overlapping the center as well.
  • The bit that is overlapping from the side fold over (creating a triangle of it’s own)
  • Press that little triangle that you just made into itself to create a diamond for the top to tuck into.