Easy Origami Envelope

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If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper.

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1. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle.

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Make sure your edges are even.

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2. Take the top corner of the first layer and fold it down to the bottom edge.

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3. fold the right corner about 1/3  of the way to the left.

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4. Take the left corner and fold it to the other end. Your envelope should be rather square shaped now.

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5. Fold the point of the flap over the other flap back to the left edge of the model.

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6. Fold the point of the flap up to the top corner of the flap.

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6. Make a squash fold on this flap.

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7. Make sure you flatten it well, as this will help secure the envelope closed.

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8. Fold the very top point down to the bottom edge. Or, the bottom edge of the square you formed by “squashing.”

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9. Put the top flap (the portion you just folded down) into the “pocket” that was formed by the squash fold.

And there you have it!

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Now scurry off and make a million of these–or at least 24 if you’re using them for the Family Advent Countdown Calendar.

Not in the mood to fold your own? Check out the pre-folded Origami Envelopes here!

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