It’s my first “printable” you guys!

Am I the only one who has, like, a bajillion bits of wrapping paper lying around? I always think I’m going to have that “small gift” that will be just right for that random square of paper I refuse to throw out.

Please tell me it’s not just me……

Well here’s a totally free and adorable use for those bits and pieces – make an envelope! So much nicer than a boring white one, and you can use anything you like – newspaper, butcher paper, a pretty greeting card or even a shopping bag. I like to use a page from a catalogue when giving a gift card:

envelope template

This is a great, kid-friendly project too Рthey can practice their cutting skills and will love gluing/taping the envelope shut, as well as decorating it. Have them create a personalized envelope to accompany a teacher gift (end of the year is coming soon!).

And it couldn’t be easier!

envelope template

Simply download this envelope template, and cut along the solid lines. Trace onto your choice of paper; decorate if desired. Fold in the side flaps, and then the bottom flap. Secure with double-sided tape or glue stick. Fill the envelope and fasten with stickers, glue stick or a piece of washi tape.

envelope template

Use your copier to scale down the template if you need a smaller size……

envelope template

Have fun!


  1. Lynn on May 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Thanks so much for the wonderful great idea. Can’t wait to start making some envelopes. After I make the strawberry shortcake cookies that is.

  2. Shalagh Hogan on May 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love making my own cards and envelopes. A template would be helpful. Mine tend to be a little creative, read wonky but heartfelt. And your first printable!

  3. Margaret Vira on May 29, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Darling Sheri–you would be soooooo impressed with the giant box(es) of scrap paper I keep in my tiny apartment for just this purpose. Xoxo

    • sherisilver on May 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      And I bet it’s the coolest paper too….xo

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