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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.


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...


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 ;)

zakkalife said...


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.


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,


Lasso the Moon said...

Very clever. Nice job!

Candy Bello said...

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


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

Ayie said...

now i know what to do with all these mail envies

sideoats + scribbles said...

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

Maeve 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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