Folded pocket decoration

A quick folded pocket decoration to add cheer to your holidays! Make this simple origami envelope for seasonal special messages.

You’ll need:

The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: You'll need
  • A rectangle of paper – I’m using an A5 sheet of Bockingford watercolour 190gsm ( 8 inches by 6 inches approx)
  • A few sheets the same size, for practice
  • Some pens, pencils or ink
  • Thread or fine ribbon for hanging
  • Needle or small hole punch

Step by step:

The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: Write a letter
  1. Write a message on one side of the sheet (in landscape format.)
The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: Decorate the other side

2. Decorate the other side of the sheet.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: Start folding!

3. Practice the fold by watching this short film:

…and when you’re happy with the result…

The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: Origami folding

4. …then fold up your decorated special sheet.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: Add hanging ribbon

5. Undo to add your hanging loop of thread or ribbon.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Folded pocket decoration: Finished decoration

6. Display for all to see, or pop in the post for a friend.

This folded pocket decoration was the final object of the Eight Wishes workshop. Newsletter subscribers are the first to hear about upcoming free bookart projects!

Please share your pocket beauties with @paperhazell and @thetravellingbookbinder

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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