When it comes to stationery, why does the card inside always get to have all the fun? That’s the question I was left asking with each holiday card that arrived at my doorstep this season. That said, spotting this little envelope-making DIY couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Leave it to Martha to come up with a super simple way to transform your favorite wallpaper or wrapping paper prints into graphic and eye-catching envelopes. Did somebody just raise stationery standards? We think yes. The instructions are easy, and waiting for you after the jump!

  • wallpaper (or heavy wrapping paper)
  • premade envelope in desired dimensions
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • bone folder
  • glue
  1. Unfold any pre made envelope to use as a guide.
  2. Lay the opened envelope flat on the back of wallpaper.
  3. Lightly trace its outline with a pencil, then cut it out.
  4. Use bone folder to mimic the envelope’s creases on the cutout.
  5. Assemble wallpaper envelope and secure with glue.

*image & instructions via Martha Stewart Weddings

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Comments (14)
  1. 1
    The Design Daredevil {Jessie D Miller} January 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    That Martha, she thinks of everything!!!!!!!


    • Ann January 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      I am so going to do this!

  2. 2
    Elisa January 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    This is awesome. Totally going to do this!

  3. 3
    the egg. January 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    brilliant! and GREEN!

  4. 4
    Lindsey January 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Thoroughly enjoy your posts!

  5. 5
    Colleen January 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Lovety love love! Will be using this in the future. Martha is my idol..

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    Xio January 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Totally LOVE it! This is genius! And there are so many fun wall paper patterns…oh, the possibilities!

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    Like, Whatever January 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I’m rethinking the simple birthday card I bought for my girlfriend yesterday. This post has me wanting to do something DIY and more personal. Thanks for the great tip!

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    Desiree January 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    These are so cute! I love this idea and it goes right along with my new years resolution for more DIY projects. Great idea!

  9. 9
    Hilary Inspired January 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    What a fantastically simple and brilliant idea!! I have lots of wallpaper samples left over from design school and this is the perfect application. Thanks for sharing Camille!

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    anastasia January 18, 2012 at 12:52 am

    great idea!! i have some vintage wallpaper – this would be perfect project!

    I found your blog via glitter guide, glad I did!!

    • Camille Styles January 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

      So happy to hear that Anastasia! Thrilled to have you as a new reader, and let us know how the wallpaper project goes…

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    Mabel January 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I have been doing this for a long time with scrapbook paper 12×12 and cutting it down to size.

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    Ann September 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    What type of glue works best?



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