Easy Origami Envelope Instructions

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    Easy Origami Envelope Instructions

    easy origami envelope instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    These origami envelopes are super easy because they don't require any complicated squash or reverse folds. They are also very quick to make. Once learned, you can teach all of your friends how to make them!

    They would be perfect to send your friends or family greetings cards at Christmas, New Years, Birthdays or for your party invitations.  You could also use them to organize receipts and other paperwork.

    You will only need one sheet of square origami paper, any size.

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  • 02 of 05

    Easy Origami Envelope Instructions - Step 1

    Step one for folding origami envelope
    Chrissy Pk

    1. Start with your origami paper white side up.

    2. Fold the paper in half, making only a small pinch on both edges.

    3. Then, fold the bottom edge up to the pinch you just made and make another pinch there.

    4. Open it out, you have a half and a quarter marked.

    5. Fold the bottom edge up to the second (quarter) pinch.

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  • 03 of 05

    Easy Origami Envelope Instructions - Step 2

    folding an origami envelope
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    6 & 7. Fold the bottom edge unto the center pinches.

    8. You will be able to see the pinches where indicated.

    9. Fold the top edge down to those creases.

    10. Unfold the top.

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    Easy Origami Envelope Instructions - Step 3

    more steps for folding an origami envelope
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    11. Fold the bottom right corner in.

    12. Fold the bottom left corner in as well.

    13. Rotate the paper to the right.

    14. Fold the bottom edge up aligning with the line indicated in .13

    15. Rotate the paper again to the right and fold the bottom up in the same way as before.

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    Easy Origami Envelope Instructions - Step 4

    finishing an origami envelope
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    16. Rotate the paper to the right.

    17. Fold the top right corner in to align with crease on the layer behind.

    18. Fold the top left corner in to meet the other.

    19. Fold the top corner down.

    You can now insert the point of the envelope inside to seal it!