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Origami Envelopes

Jazz up any note with a handmade envelope. Use scrapbook paper for mailing (envelopes smaller than 3 1/2 by 5 inches cannot be mailed).

Created By: Johnny Miller/Brown Bird Design




  • 5 1/8-inch square origami paper
  • 12-inch square scrapbook paper (for large envelopes)
  • Mailing labels
  • Stickers
  • Glue stick


  1. Step 1

    Place paper facedown. 

  2. Step 2

    Fold 2 opposite corners toward center so they meet. Then fold the other opposite corners toward center so they overlap. 

  3. Step 3

    Write a note on inside of envelope, or place a card inside. Attach a label, and secure flaps with a sticker. If mailing, adhere flaps with glue stick.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2009



Reviews (5)

  • cbcotton 25 Feb, 2011

    I hope the link below will take you to Japanese Washi, Origami

  • cbcotton 25 Feb, 2011

    This looks like a nice place to get the origami paper

  • JD2 5 Oct, 2010

    Origami patterns can be bought at Micheal's craft store!!!

  • Berlababe 5 Oct, 2010

    Rather than using the origami paper, you can also use old calendar pictures and these make beautiful (and inexpensive) envelopes. My cousin has done many of these and it is fun to receive them in the mail.

  • sarahogan 13 Jun, 2009

    I have been searching for these pretty origami patterns everywhere! They are not listed in the Guide, although it says to look there-they left out the whole page.
    Does anyone know where to find?