Envelope wrap
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Half-Moon Petal Envelope

Half-moon petal envelopes
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Five-petal envelopes
What you will make:

Make an elegant envelope wrap with half-moon-shaped flaps that fold like petals to close. This simple petal envelope is a terrific gift wrap solution for small items like jewelry, gift cards and photos. Smaller patterns are also included that are ideal for gift cards. Make several so you always have one on hand when a quick and beautiful gift wrap is needed.

Related crafts: In addition to the square, four-petal half-moon envelopes, you can make Five-Petal Pentagon Envelopes. Or use four circles to make Square Petal Envelopes.

Easter envelope patterns: There are printable envelope patterns with designs featuring spring and Easter themes. And a printable page with small versions of the envelopes that includes matching gift cards

Here's what you need:
  • Computer paper or cardstock or lightweight cardboard
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Scissors

This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

How to Make Half-Moon Petal Envelopes

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It

Choose an envelope to make. Download the pattern for the envelope and print it on computer paper or cardstock. Cardstock will make a sturdy envelope good for multiple uses.

There are three envelope designs with Easter and spring themes. There are also patterns for blank envelopes that are ready for your creative touch. The envelopes are square and come in two sizes: 4 and 5/8" (12 cm) and 2" (5 cm). Use the large size as a gift wrap and the small size for gift cards (or really little gifts).

Blank envelope
Blank half-moon petal envelope
Easter envelope
Half-moon petal envelope with Easter design
Spring envelope
Half-moon petal envelope with spring design of birds and worms
Tree envelope
Half-moon petal envelope with fanciful trees in shades of green
Medium blank envelopes
Medium-size half-moon petal envelope, 3.5-inch squares
Small blank envelopes
Four half-moon petal envelopes, 2-inch squares
Small envelopes
Four half-moon petal envelopes, 2-inch squares, Easter and spring designs

Use these paper ribbons to make closures for the envelopes. See an example in the sidebar.

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The Adobe Reader is available for free.

All of Aunt Annie's Crafts project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4). When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.

Step 2: Color and Decorate (optional) Color the envelope and add creative touches.

Use colored pencils or markers to add color to the black & white patterns or to add your creative touch to the blank ones. Use your imagination!

Step 3: Cut

Cut out the envelope on the outline. Make smooth cuts around the flaps and sharp cuts into the corners. Also cut out the seals at the top of the pattern.

The seals can be used to hold the flaps closed, decorate an enclosed letter or card, or in any way you like.

Cut out the envelope
Step 4: Fold

Fold each flap over and crease. For cardstock envelopes, score the fold lines first.

To close the envelope, fold each flap over in sequence and tuck one side of the last flap under the first flap. Folding the flaps clockwise and counter-clockwise produces different looks on the envelopes with designs.

Fold flaps over and tuck last flap under first flap

That's it! What will you put in your envelope?
Spring half-moon petal envelope

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

Square envelope for enclosing half-moon petal envelope

Project extra: Here's a square envelope template for the half-moon petal envelope—to send it through the mail, to protect it or to keep it a surprise. Just print, cut, fold and glue.

Half-moon petal envelope with red polka dot ePaper on the inside

Tip: Print an ePaper on the reverse side of the cardstock.

This uses pink polka-dot ePaper.
Half-moon petal envelope sealed with paper flower

Tip: Seal the envelope with a paper flower.

Half-moon petal envelope sealed with medallions

Tip: Use the banner ribbons, and a circle sticker or punch, to create medallion closures for your petal envelope.

Small Easter half-moon petal envelope with gift tag

Tip: The small envelope patterns include gift cards.

The 'Hi!' was hand-drawn on the gift card.
Half-moon envelope with handmade gift card.

Tip: To make a gift card for the small envelope, cut a 2" by 4" rectangle, then fold.

Half-moon petal envelope with 4 by 4

Tip: The envelopes are great for storing keepsakes like this 4-by-4 mini-scrapbook page.

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