DIY Packet of Luck Envelope

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Recently I was looking for some mini envelopes and remembered a DIY we featured here on the blog a few years back. The project was using paper one would already have on hand and I thought it could use a little update. So I created some new paper (because —green gingham), that you can print off, and then the idea of filling it with a heap of shamrocks came to mind (something I think we all could use a little of these days), and it’s St. Patrick’s Day. So here you go, a DIY Packet of Luck envelope that you can send or give to someone you love or make it for yourself! (Luck included —in the way of some four leaf clovers you can also print out)! 

What you’ll need:

— printable gingham paper (click here for the link)

— a small envelope (or print out our template here).

—shamrock printable (click here for the link)

— scissors

— glue

— printer

Print out the paper, and the envelope template if you need it as well. If you have a specific sized envelope yourself you can steam open the seams to make your own template. Set the shamrock printable aside.

Place the template over the printed gingham paper (or use a paper you prefer), and trace out the envelope. Cut out the envelope.


Fold the flaps together, then glue the flaps together.

Print out the shamrocks/four leaf clover printable. Click HERE for the link. Cut out whatever sizes you like. The more the merrier!

Stuff the envelope with the shamrocks and send them off into the world. Pssst! You can also use the paper as gift wrap if you like. Happy St. Patrick’s!

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.