(Closed) DIY Envelope Liners

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

there are quite a few tutorials that blogger bees have posted – i mainly looked at theirs. i had the non-pointy envelopes so my liners didn’t require a lot of the extra steps. after cutting them all to size, i prefolded them and just used a glue stick to secure the top of the liner to the top of the envelope. easy peasy!

Post # 4
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I did DIY envelope liners for my STD. I had to sacrifice an envelope to make it and then transfer it to heavy card stock. I highly recommend using heavy pointy envelopes if you DIY. These are our prototypes.

If you don’t want to make them yourself, Paper Source sells templates for $10 and they fit all sort of envelopes. If we line the invitations, we’ll probably buy the kit.

Post # 5
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I made my own liners for our envelopes using wrapping paper.<br />I made a template out of thick cardboard, then traced this onto the back of the wrapping paper before cutting it out and sticking it in.

I was really happy with how they looked. sorry for the crappy iphone photo

Post # 7
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our envelopes weren’t from Paper-Source but they had the same shape, so I used the PS liner kit…. I own both the liner kit and the envelope kit, though… I use them for gifts and card making a lot. 

I’ve also made liners for other shaped envelopes before… like others have said, you just have to make a template using one of the existing envelopes. Make the liner in the same shape as your flap, only slightly smaller so that the glue on your envelope flap still sticks. 

After you’ve cut them out, just insert them into the envelope, fold them so they fit when everything is closed up, then use a glue stick or a tape runner to stick the liner flap to the envelope flap.

Post # 8
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

theyre super easy.  i took on the envelopes i was going to use, took it apart (without ripping it) and made the template from the open envelope.  i traced it onto cardboard and then used the cardboard to trace around. 

Post # 9
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I also made my own envelope liners and I think I followed these guidelines:


I bought a light-weight paper at Michael’s to line the envelopes and used Michael’s envelopes as well.  I would definitely recommend a bone-folder to help smooth it down once you slap on some glue (I used a glue stick) and then placed it inside the envelope. 

As other posters said, I had to sacrifice one envelope in order to make the template, and even my template wasn’t exact in that I had to “trim” a tiny bit off most of the envelope liners in order to make them fit.  But you can’t tell at all and I think it looks like I spent a lot and bought them this way.  Here are how mine turned out:


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