Mailing Envelopes from Magazines
Instead of tossing all those old magazines into the recycling bin you can reuse some of the pages to make colorful and interesting mailing envelopes.
Choose a magazine page. Cut a total of 2 inches off the top and/or bottom to form a square sheet.
Place the sheet face down. Fold one corner up, almost folding the sheet in half (within 1-2 inches).
Fold sides in about 1 inch away from first fold (step 2), forming 90 degree angles. Make sure the sides are high enough for your letter.
Use a glue stick to glue side flaps in place. Be sure not to glue the inside shut.
Now that you’ve made your envelope use these tips to make sure your mail makes it to its final destination!
- Use a self-adhesive stamp
- Write addresses on mailing labels
- Seal with clear tape or glue stick
- Use calendar pages to make a bigger envelope
Project information obtained from the County of San Mateo KIDS RECYCLEWORKS