DIY Lined Envelopes: A Step-by-Step Guide

31 Mar 2015

These DIY lined envelopes are simple to make and cost a fraction on the shop-bought price

Lined envelopes add the finishing touch that can take your invitations from nice to impressive, but they come at a price. And the more adventurous your tastes, the harder they are to locate, so learning how to make a lined envelope can provide the answer.

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Lined envelopes add the finishing touch that can take your wedding invitations from nice to impressive, but they come at a price. And the more adventurous your tastes, the harder they are to locate, so learning how to make a lined envelope can provide the answer.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for a DIY lined envelope, ideal for wedding save-the-dates and invitations.

 

What you'll need:

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  • Decopatch Paper 485 – BUY HERE
  • 25 Plain white envelopes
  • Stick it! Permanent adhesive roller – BUY HERE
  • Scissors
  • A pencil

 

Step 1 

Lay the envelope of the reverse side of the decopatch with the envelope overlapping the edge because you want the lining to be slightly narrower than the envelope so that it will fit easily inside. Because I’m trying to save on paper, I also made the lining only just enough to cover the exposed part of the envelope – it didn’t tuck right inside to the bottom of the envelope…

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Step 2 

Carefully cut around the outlined shape. Although the sides should be narrower, the top should mirror shape as the ‘stick’ part of the envelope.

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Step 3

Tuck the bottom of the lining into the envelope and move it to around one centimetre in from the edge.

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Step 4

Use the Stick it! glue to stick the top of the lining down. I chose this glue because it isn’t too ‘wet’. It would wrinkle the paper if it was and this worked perfectly. Keep the glue as close as you can to wear the lining edge will go so you don’t get a flap.

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Step 5

You only want to glue the top part because the bottom part needs to move otherwise it will gather when you fold it. The next step is to carefully fold the envelope closed, creating the crease in the lining where it will fold.

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Step 6

Pop your envelope in and admire the finished product!

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