diy wedding envelope

Want hip, fun and earth-friendly envelopes that will be sure to impress your friends (i.e. wedding guests)? Make your own out of vintage books! Here is the full DIY wedding envelope tutorial. These would be perfect to send your save-the-dates or your thank you notes.

supplies for diy wedding envelope

You will need: Bone Folder, Glue Stick, Scissors, Rounded Corner Punch, Pencil, Ruler. (The Bone Folder and Rounded Corner Punch are not mandatory.)

vintage book for making envelope

Step One: Find a vintage book at a resale shop or garage sale. (I have a thing for children’s books.) Make sure that the book is big enough so that the template will fit over the pages.

free wedding template diy wedding envelope

Step Two: Print out the envelope template on card stock. This template will make 5.5″ x 4″ inch envelopes.

diy wedding envelope

Step Three: Find a page that you like from the book. (If you want all the envelopes to be the same, simply make a copy of the page.)

diy wedding envelope free template

Step Four: Position the template over the page keeping in mind the location of the top flap. Trace the template.

envelope template

Step Five: Cut out the envelope. You can use a rounded corner punch for the corners if you want.

bone folder envelope

Step Six: Fold. (A bone folder does a good job.)

diy envelope

Step Seven: Glue the edges with a glue stick.

diy wedding envelope back diy wedding envelope front

Step Eight: Presto! Your envelope is complete. When you are ready to send, simply get out the glue stick and seal the top flap with the glue stick. Below are some other examples from another vintage children’s book.

diy wedding envelope

diy wedding envelope

If you love the idea of these envelopes, but don’t have the time for DIY, check out Etsy’s adnagam.

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  1. Posted by domenico on February 26th, 2015 at 6:42pm

    Thank you for such a helpful site. Having a ton of friends that are girls you really make gift giving so much easier.
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