Thursday, February 18, 2010

Envelope Origami

I'm not sure if "envelope origami" really exists but for my amusement lets pretend it does.

Envelope origami - to create a likeness of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one envelope.

In this case, I folded an envelope into a box. It's an easy craft to turn your junk mail into something functional. Security envelopes work best for this project.

17 comments:

Kat said...

Adorable! I'll be doing this to some of my junk mail!

craftydill said...

Great idea- thanks for sharing! I have become a chronic envelope hoarder when there is any kind of print on the inside! :D

ILikePaperCutting said...

fabulous. From now on, we don't have to tear off magazine pages to fold into boxes to collect fish bones or chicken bones during our meal time.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

That's such a fun idea!

Cassie said...

Brilliant!

Marcia said...

Now that's a creative way to recycle a patterned envelope!

It's great and it works too! I had to check back on the unfold pics twice then I got it.

Thank you ;)

kawaii crafter said...

Marcia,

I'm glad you were able to make the box. Thank you for commenting to let me know.

If there's a way you think I could make the directions more clear, please let me know.

Jessica

mayaluna said...

Jessica, I looooove it!

Marcia said...

Thank you for the reply Jessica,

Your instructions are clear, I mis-read point #9 - I unfolded both ends, then realised that the pointed ends stay folded (hidden under the finished box).

I turned envelope to match your picture directions, as I was a little thrown by looking at picture #6 flip over, then realised it was also turned 45 degrees, and back again in picture #7.

Hope my explanation makes sence ;~)

Best regards,

Marcia

Lasso the Moon said...

Very clever. Nice job!
Anna

Candy Bello said...

I just love your blog! Thanks for your postings and tutorials!

:)
candy

Romi-damelalata- said...

me encanta tu blog!!
he puesto tu logo en el mío para que todos puedan venir a visitarte, y conocer las ideas maravillosas que compartes!
un abrazo
Romi

Ayie said...

now i know what to do with all these mail envies

sideoats + scribbles said...

That is awesome!!! What a great idea :)

Rachel said...

Great idea! And so handy!! Keep all my junk organised for once! Thank you =)

Santhi said...

Thank you so very much! I despair at the numerous payment envelopes and even plan to send them back to the companies. Now i have such a wonderful use for it. I tried it immediately upon reading the post and now i have a small box to hold thumbdrives and USB cables near the desktop. I so love this!!!! ;D

Jen said...

I like to nest these boxes to get a sturdier box. Thanks for the tup!

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