Make your own cute box envelopes with our free printable and tutorial. Let’s get crafty and have some fun with this easy DIY!
If you are using the “envelope system” for your budgeting, these box envelopes will really help a lot! I have been using them and it works great to keep my budget categories separate and organized. I kinda do my own version of the envelope system. Each person has different needs and what works for some won’t always work for others, but what I have learned is that it’s really important to stick to a budget method that works for you.
With the envelope system, what you do is separate your paychecks into categories, and assign a definite amount of money to each. That way you will always know that the most important things, like rent, food, utilities, etc.. there will always be enough money for them.
However, I do a simpler version of it. I don’t use envelopes for every category, but I do use them to save money for specific things. For example, I keep an envelope for “Car Repair”, so with each paycheck, we put some money apart for that specific purpose as a saving. This have really helped us each month!
If you are not interested in using them for budgeting, you could also use them for storing receipts or coupons, small pictures, pieces of paper that you have lying around but can’t throw away, or anything that fits inside!
Box Envelopes Template
Flat envelopes also work, but I have found that box envelopes help keep everything more organized and pretty, so I created this template so that you can also make your own box envelopes.
They are the perfect size for dollars, but you could also use them for anything else you want to. They also have a little flap that helps them stay close.
You can print them in any 8.5″ x 11″ letter sized paper. You could print one in cardstock and use that one as a guide to make all the envelopes you want. Or you could print them directly on the paper that you want to use for your box envelopes.
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How To Assemble
Print your template and cut along the black outside lines with scissors or a craft knife. Cut a line with your craft knife for the flap.
Fold the gray lines to the center. You can use a bone folder or even the handle of your scissors to make the folds flat.
Apply some glue or double sided tape using the pictures as a guide. Make sure the bottom corners are aligned while gluing.
Put the flap inside the slit and your box envelope is finished!
MAKE YOUR OWN CUTE BOX ENVELOPES
They look so cute and they are so useful. I’ve already made a bunch to keep my desk organized and clean. If you make them, please share pictures with us. You can always tag us on Instagram to share your awesome creations with us, and we’ll be so happy to see them!
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