Paper Gift Envelope Made with Scrapbook Paper Circles

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Ever since I did my reversible Christmas and Thanksgiving blocks, I had a lot of scrapbook paper and was not really sure what to do with it.  I finally found the perfect use for that extra scrapbook paper: these adorable paper gift envelopes.

14-Both Envelopes Completed

The process was so easy and now I have some ready-made envelopes for gift cards or other small gifts.


  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue (stick or liquid)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)

1-Materials for Circle Envelope

How To Make Your Gift Envelopes

Decide how big you want your gift envelopes and find something that size shaped like a circle. I used Pyrex food containers.  Since I had a picture but not a tutorial to go by, my sizes were kind of an experiment, so I tried two different sizes.  The smaller circles were a little over 3 inches in diameter and the larger circles were a little over 4 inches.

Trace your circles four times on different sheets of scrapbook paper.

Tracing Collage

Cut your circles out.

6-Circles Cut Out for Circle Envelope

Fold the circles in half.  This will help you get an idea of how your gift envelope will come together (the look a little like a group of Pac-Mans, don’t they?).

7-Circles for Circle Envelope Folded

Fit your circles together so that one side of each circle goes over and one side goes under.  They will fit together the way that you would close a box without tape.

Not Glued Collage-Gift Envelopes

Draw a light pencil mark on the parts that overlap (the flaps).

10-Gluing Area Traced

Take your unglued envelope apart and going one circle at a time, glue the portion that was marked.  Erase any remaining pencil lines.

11-Two Circles Glued Together

12-Circles Glued Together

Fold the top the same way you glued the bottom (as if you were closing a box without tape).

16-Completed Fall Circle Envelope

If you’d like to add a little extra touch to your envelope, tie it together with some ribbon.

15-Completed Christmas Envelope (1)

Stuff with whatever small gift you’d like and impress your friend or family member with your handmade gift envelope.

Gift Envelope-Pinterest

2 Responses to “Paper Gift Envelope Made with Scrapbook Paper Circles

  • Thanks for this great idea! Ive been wanting to make them but not sure how and this tutorial helped a lot! Thank you 🙂

    • You’re welcome! They look like they’d be difficult to make, but once you know how it’s a lot simpler.