Festive Envelopes Made of Magazine Paper

These handmade envelopes, fashioned from magazine pages and wrapping paper, are great for holiday letters or flat gifts, such as CDs.

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday 2003


  • Envelope

  • Patterned paper

  • Pencil

  • Glue stick

  • Mailing label (optional)


  1. Unfold a regular envelope.

  2. Choose patterned paper larger than the envelope (or stick mismatched pieces together with glue).

  3. Trace the envelope onto the paper, fold (use envelope as a guide), and secure with glue stick. If mailing, add a label.


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