50+ DIY Envelopes & Liners: {Free Templates & Tutorials}

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration & delightful free resources for making envelopes, this is the page for you!

Envelope Folding Diagram

Here are over 50 ideas to whip up customized envelopes or ways to add something a little extra special to them.

Great suggestions here for holiday cards, wedding invitations, special announcements, liner inserts, gift cards, cash wallets, whatever you like. Nothing too complicated in this bunch and the expense is quite minimal.

Suggested repurposed materials that can be used:

  • Sheet music
  • Illustrated pages from children’s books
  • Pages from books in general (both all text and glossy graphics)
  • Magazines, catalogues & newsprint
  • Maps
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Gift wrap
  • Paper grocery/shopping bags

I’ve put together a great bunch of general How-To’s, blank templates in numerous shapes & sizes, decorative patterned printables and crafty projects (involving fabric, washi tape, doilies & more).

All items were handpicked by me and should be totally free (not even an email required to download).

New Collection Update: March, 2022

Items Are Sorted Below Into Five Sections:

  • General instructions
  • Blank templates & patterned printables
  • DIY liner instructions
  • Decorative liners
  • Fabric & crafty miscellany.


  • Click on gallery items below to visit the source website and obtain the freebie offered.
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  • If the web page is no longer available or no longer free, please let me know in the comments below so I can remove it.

Now on to the goodies! I’ll be adding to this collection as I find more must-have treasures, so you may want to bookmark this page for future reference.

General Instructions

Envelope Folding Illustration

These tutorials show how easy it is to create a simple, custom envelope to mail letters or something more elaborate for gift-giving and special occasions.

Blank Templates & Patterned Printables

Many of the resources below have more than one design available. There are a lot of decorative prints here but some are blank so they are to be transferred onto paper of choice.

DIY Liners – Basic Instructions

The steps for making these inserts are pretty basic and there probably isn’t a need to have more than one or two resources listed in this section, but I think it’s nice to have a few different options to look at.

Lovely Decorative Liners

Each of the below have a few goodies to download. I’d like to build up this section so if that interests you, watch this space for future updates.

Fabric & Crafty Miscellany

A hodge podge of ideas from some really creative folks.

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