Today I’m going to share a free printable: a simple template for red packet/envelope. For those of you who don’t know what a red packet is, it is a gift (usually money) in an envelope presented at social and family gatherings such as weddings, holidays and festivals. It originates from the Chinese culture but have been adopted well in other culture throughout the Asia. And for that reason I've named this template as a Gift Packet.
The gift packet design itself is fairly simple, it’s an envelope with a size of a dollar bill. You can download the template here:
Now that you got the template here's what you need:
- Art knife (or a normal cutter/pen knife)
- Wrapping paper (or any pattern paper)
And here is my suggestion on how you use the template. Print it out on a thicker paper or a card stock, cut it out and use it as template. Then trace this template on your wrapping paper. A roll of wrapping paper can do up to 5 or 6 number of this packet.
In my case I use a clear cover sheet as the template.
My recommendation is that when you trace the template do it on the blank side of the wrapping paper. It will save you from having to rub the pencil mark than if you did it on the patterned side of the paper.
Cut out the wrapping paper, fold according to the line and glue it, and you’re done! It’s that simple.
If you think that the wrapping paper design is too dull you can add some doodle on it. Here’s a flower doodle that I made on the packet using a silver pen.
And here are the other gift packets that I did.
Hope you enjoy the craft.