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How to Make an Envelope From Newspaper

You might not have the ability to embrace your family and friends for some time, however letter writing is a superb (and screenless) method of letting them know you care from afar. And why not give your penpals an actual deal with by dressing up your letter in all of the information that’s match to print? You’ll want some folding abilities and a roll of both clear or ornamental tape.

1. Start with a double sheet of The New York Times. We counsel utilizing the quilt (and again web page) of our stunning At Home part. The illustration within the photograph above is by Ping Zhu.

2. Open it up and tear alongside the centerfold, so that you’re left with a single newspaper web page.

3. Fold your new single sheet in half. You’ll need essentially the most ornamental artwork to be dealing with down on the desk.

4. Position the letter or card you’re planning to ship barely above the center of the sheet.

5. Take the perimeters of the folded sheet and make two equally sized flaps. (These would be the sides of your envelope.)

6. Dog-ear every nook and tape down.

7. Fold the underside of your sheet up so it covers about three-quarters of your letter or card.

8. Tape the underside two canine ears all the way down to the vertical sides of the envelope.

9. Once your card is completed, fold the remaining prime flap of the envelope down and safe it shut with a sticker, tape or, in case you’re fancy, a wax envelope seal.


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