Easy DIY Envelope Liners for Invitations

LAST UPDATED: Jul 28, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

Add a special finishing touch and personalization to your envelopes with this easy envelope liner tutorial. This simple craft project only takes a few minutes per envelope and is the perfect finish for any party invitation or wedding invite.

DIY Envelope Liners

If you’re planning an event in the near future, this easy craft project is for you! Invitations are the first impression of your event and while it is not absolutely necessary, I like to add a little something extra to my envelopes to decorate them and make them pop when opened.

If you enjoy easy craft projects check out some of my craft supply staples so you can get started on any project without having to make a run to the store. Some of my favorite DIY crafts include these salt dough ornaments. They make adorable Christmas tree ornaments or use as gift tags. I love homemade gifts, and these photo coasters are so sweet and easy to make!

Envelope Liners For Wedding Invitations and Special Events

The most common usage of envelope liners are for wedding invitations. It is something special and unique added to the stationary and just gives it some extra glam. Of course you can opt to purchase your envelopes already lined, but I don’t think it is worth the extra expense, and hopefully you will too!

A little craft project in the midst of planning a large event can be calming and a stress reliever. You can even organize a small work party with close friends. As the proverb says, “many hands make light work.”

How to Make Envelope Liners

 
 
 
Lining envelopes is a simple way to add a little extra color, texture and luxury to your invitations and stationery.  You can purchase templates, but personally, I don’t think they’re worth the expense.  It’s so easy to line your own with this step by step.
 
 
1. Cut your paper just shy of the width of the envelope, and the same length of the open envelope.
 
 
2. Insert “liner.”
 
 
3. From the fold of the envelope, to the bottom of the glued portion of the envelope, create a fold on both sides.
 
 
4. Remove the liner. Using a paper cutter, cut just inside those folds.
 
 
5. Insert the liner and allow it to fold naturally, creasing the liner.
 
 
6. Pull the liner forward and using double stick tape {as shown} or glue, outline just above the crease and below the glue on both sides and fold your envelope to seal the liner.
 
 
Each liner takes 3-4 minutes, but is totally worth the effort to give your stationery a rich feel.
gold sparkle lined envelope

How to Make Envelope Liners

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $12.00 or less

Add some pizzazz to your envelopes with this easy tutorial for lining envelopes with decorated paper.

Materials

  • Patterned or Decorated Craft Paper
  • Envelopes 

Tools

  • Glue
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut your paper just shy of the width of the envelope, and the same length of the open envelope.
  2. Insert decorated paper liner.
  3. From the fold of the envelope, to the bottom of the glued portion of the envelope, create a fold on both sides.
  4. Remove the liner. Using a paper cutter, cut just inside those folds.
  5. Insert the liner and allow it to fold naturally, creasing the liner.
  6. Pull the liner forward and using double stick tape {as shown} or glue, outline just above the crease and below the glue on both sides and fold your envelope to seal the liner.

Disclosure

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped