One of the most popular items in my Etsy shop, are my sheet music envelopes. I decided to put together a quick tutorial on how to make them. With the holidays coming up, people are starting to stock up on wrapping paper, gift tags and other paper products. Save yourself some money this year and make them at home!
I'll be posting more tutorials during the next few months for all the items in my shop.
sheet music (1 sheet per envelope)
You will need one piece of sheet music to make one small envelope. For your template, grab an old envelope from a birthday or greeting card and gently take it apart. Or, choose from any of these free templates.
Set your piece of sheet music face down. Trace your template onto the sheet music. Make sure to press lightly so your finished product does not have pencil indentations. Also make sure that the area you are working with has the lines of music you want on your envelope. Don't place the template too close to any edges or you may end up with large areas of white on your finished product.
Cut out your envelope. Try cutting inside the pencil line so you have less to erase later! If you plan on making a few envelopes, do all your cutting first. Don't toss the leftover sheet music, there are tons of projects you can use it for!
Now you are ready to construct the body of your envelope. First, fold the outer flaps in.
Make sure your folds are flush with the edge of the envelope. If you fold too far in or too far out you'll end up with a crooked envelope. Grab a ruler if you want to be super precise!
Put glue on the bottom half of your flaps. Make sure not to glue anything directly to the body of the envelope as that will decrease the space inside. Also, don't glue any higher than halfway up your flaps just yet.
Fold your bottom half up and press against the side flaps you just glued. If you didn't glue far enough up go head and add more now. Make sure not to glue anything but the portion that will touch the side flap. You don't want to glue your envelope together!
Lastly, fold your top flap over. You've made your first envelope!
Don't have sheet music lying around? Check out your local Goodwill, thats where I get all of mine!