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Easy Origami Envelope Crafts

Updated on December 16, 2015
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Marie (aka CraftyMarie) has written hundreds of craft pages across the Internet. She writes many fun tutorials mostly for adult crafters.

It's Fun to Fold Your Own Paper Envelopes and Make Cute Little Handcrafted Notes

Being able to make your very own Origami Envelope is both fun and also practical too. Making these sweet containers from paper is something that comes in handy for occasions such as Valentine's Day (for holding your wee love letters) and for gift giving times such as birthdays and Christmas too. You can use this craft as a fun way to wrap up and present money, gift cards, small items like confetti, candy and letters too.

I've put together this handy origami and paper folding resource page to feature my favorite selection of envelope tutorials, diagrams, instructions and also videos that you can follow along to. In no time at all, you can be making your own paper containers. Enjoy my personal photos which demonstrate items that I have made too and have lots of crafting fun.

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You'll Love to Fold These - Because these are Easy, Quick and Fun to Make!

A Selection of Handmade Paper Folded Origami Envelopes
A Selection of Handmade Paper Folded Origami Envelopes

Here's a selection of the origami envelopes which I tend to fold most often because they are all quick and easy to make!

Origami Heart Envelope: You will find a complete step-by-step photo tutorial for this (my own) over on my Heart Envelope Tutorial page.

Square Origami Envelope: This square envelope features 4 triangle flaps of paper on the front which meet in the middle to make a diamond-shaped accent. You can vary the size of these triangles to make a small diamond or large one in the middle of your envelope. Here's a video tutorial for this Cool Origami Envelope.

Rectangular Envelope with Small Diamond Fastening: This paper folded envelope is adorable. It has more of a traditional envelope shape although it's made from a square of paper. Here's the video tutorial for this Rectangle Origami Envelope.

Try folding some Origami Envelopes for Christmas, Birthdays and Valentine's Day too! Your friends and family will be delighted to receive pretty, folded envelopes containing mini Xmas cards, messages with Holiday wishes or cute notes and even tiny gifts.

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Origami Stationery Kit - Make Folded Note Cards and Envelopes

If you're like me and you love to fold and make your own cute stationery items, you should love this book. Being able to make your own stationery and envelopes is perfect for so many occasions of the year and is a skill that is admired by others.

Origami Stationery Kit: [Origami Kit with Book, 80 Papers, 15 Projects]
Origami Stationery Kit: [Origami Kit with Book, 80 Papers, 15 Projects]

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More Tutorials to Enjoy

Over 100 Origami Models to Fold - Including the Sailboat Envelope shown above

This book has a fantastic range of projects which I guarantee will have something to please everyone who enjoys the art of folding paper sheets in order to create something new. I did a big review on this very book which you can read too.

Videos on How to Fold Envelopes

My Sailboat Square Origami Envelope

Little Origami Sailboat Square Envelopes
Little Origami Sailboat Square Envelopes

I love folding this easy-intermediate origami square pocket envelope which features a really cute sailboat detail. You will find the exact Origami diagram for this model in the book called 'World's Best Origami' which is shown below and which I have reviewed too. This is one of my personal favorite books on this craft because it has so many great projects to complete. I hope you've enjoyed reading my lens or article today, thanks for your visit. Do enjoy the rest of the content below and feel free to leave a comment for me at the end.

Sailing Origami Envelope Image: photo taken by the author, Marie Williams Johnstone

A Selection of My Favorite Videos

Clever Cards and Envelopes to Fold

This card and envelope folding book has 30 different projects included in it. I had a peek inside the book on Amazon and it looks pretty cute. There's a card project with a heart design on the front that I love the look of as well as projects for a fortune teller (remember those from school) a money holder and several different style envelopes.

Origami Card Craft: 30 Clever Cards and Envelopes to Fold
Origami Card Craft: 30 Clever Cards and Envelopes to Fold

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I often make my own cards so envelopes are something I have been wanting to begin making too. I just need an extra couple hours each day as I have so very many things I want to do each day.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      These envelopes are really nice. Thanks for the instructions!

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      Marie 4 years ago

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you so much, I appreciate the visits to my origami envelope page.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I love these envelopes. They made me think of Japan - and they are so beautiful, full of meaning. Thanks for your good instructions!

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      Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Beautiful! Origami envelopes are a wonderful personal touch

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @ChinaGal: They are pretty envelopes, aren't they. Have fun with your origami making and thanks for your visit.

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you. Yes an origami envelope really looks like you've gone to a special effort for someone you love.

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      ChinaGal 5 years ago

      I've never seen origami envelopes before but they look really pretty. Thin I'll have to try making some.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These do look like a great way to dress up a love note to your special someone. Nice lens.

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