DIY Mailing Envelope

I was out of mailing envelopes so 
I had an idea to make my own from 
materials on hand.

I began with a roll of corrugated cardboard and some foam can use pieces from a re-cycled cardboard box and bubble wrap you've saved from packages.

I folded the 2 pieces together leaving a small area for a flap. 

I added Washi tape for detail.

Using my sewing machine, 
I sewed down both sides of the envelope...

I addressed the front of the envelope, folded down the flap and sealed using clear packing tape.

My Etsy items were safely on their way.
The packaging was original, free, and secure!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Susan that's awesome! Looks great too, very clever girl!

  2. SO smart! I am ALWAYS looking for a new type of mailing envelope! Thanks so much for sharing!

    robin :-)

  3. this is a great idea for Christmas present mailing...

  4. Brilliant Post!!! Beautifully described how to Recycled cardboard. Very best way to make wonderful mailing envelopes using cardboard. I enjoy your posts.

  5. This is such a great idea and a really good way to use cardboard and created a brilliant mailing envelopes. This is super cute and super easy!


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