Quick craft // DIY galaxy envelopes

Galaxy DIY’s are everywhere at the moment and it’s easy to apply this theme to lots of paper-craft projects. All you need is an old astronomy magazine (they contain page after page of mind-blowing images that you can cut out)!

DIY galaxy envelopes

I made some envelopes (and some geometric wall-art….coming soon)!

DIY galaxy envelopes

There are a gazillion envelope templates on the web that you can use (or you could use my string-tied envelope template). You could also make some galaxy gift-tags/ribbon or some 3d galaxy geometric shapes.

DIY galaxy envelopes

Do leave a comment if you have any more ideas ^_^

DIY galaxy envelopes

Oh, and the font in the top image is called Later On and it’s free!


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  1. That’s so amazing!! I know exactly who I’d mail one of these too! Thanks so much for sharing. :D

    • Kate #

      Yay….glad you like them ^_^

  2. Liz #

    If you can’t find old astronomy mags, also check out NASA’s “Image of the Day” feature on their website. For example, yesterday’s image would make a beautiful paper craft: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/678125main_hubble_sparkles_full_full.jpg

    I’m also obsessed with space, so I’ve done a lot of constellation-based cut out DIYs. This iPad sleeve is a good example: http://beinggeekchic.com/post/25200482895/diy-weekend-constellation-ipad-case-video

    • Kate #

      Oooh I like the ipad case Liz….so cool!!

      All of NASA’s images are copyright free which is brilliant. I was just worried about using up all of the ink in my printer :-/ …it’s a great alternative though if you don’t have any magazines :)

  3. These are amazing! Off to track down an astrology magazine!

  4. Oh! I’m Pinning this to my Space board! I think it would be cool to make the envelopes to store space learning materials in or cover a storage box! Or a workbook to do your space unit in? How cool! :o)
    Off to find some Space magazines!
    ~ joey ~
    ps. Or you could do a cool space birthday theme! Invitations in the envelopes, buntings at the party, space paper wrapped pencils with a mini covered notebook for ‘thank you for coming’ gifts!? My mind is racing!!

    • Kate #

      Lovely to hear all your ideas Joey.

      Love the idea of the space b’day theme. My 5 year old is crazy about anything space related (I am too for that matter!). Also like the book idea…I wanna cover all my notebooks now!

      Kate ^_^

  5. Nice & cool idea! :)

  6. Jhsu #

    Good idea! I have also made similar envelopes out of pages from magazines with graphics or images that I find interesting or with bright bold colors.

  7. oh i’m totally loving the galaxy trend. it’s fantastic. these are great and thanks for the free font tip!

    • Kate #

      Thanks Kristin. Just been looking at your lovely blog…wish I could sew! One day… ^_^

  8. Really nice!!
    I made some envelopes with gift-wraps some time ago…and people really appreciated them!
    These galaxy one are fantastic!

  9. These envelopes are particularly dreamy! I love the idea that the person receiving the letter will get a subtle feeling that their mail traveled through space to get to them!

    • Kate #

      …sweet thought Amber ^_^

  10. These are out of this world! Bad joke. I seriously love these though. I wouldn’t mind getting 1, 5, or 10 of these in my mailbox. What a great idea! Shared with my readers today:


    • Kate #

      Thanks Lexy….very kind of you ^_^

  11. Such an amazing idea! Simple and cute.

  12. Gorgeous tutorial! Fabulous, I love this idea : D

  13. These are adorable! ♥

  14. Love the idea! Here is a other way of making envelopes:http://en.origami-club.com/rectangular/envelope/envelope/index.html

  15. Brilliant idea!! :)

  16. These look fantastic! Great idea. Who wouldn’t love to receive a letter in an envelope like that!

  17. “Why can’t I be this creative?” *fist shake at heavens ;)
    Awesome designs!

  18. spacegeek #

    what kind of paper did you use? and where did you get those particular images?

    thanks! amazing idea!

    • Kate #

      Hi….I just used pages from an old astronomy magazine…

  19. kelly #


  20. I love this idea! So fun to have this show up in someones post amongst the bills!

  21. Wat een prachtige en rijke enveloppen


  22. Wat prachtige enveloppen
    Bedankt hiervoor.


  23. MIssy #

    Do you have a tutorial on how to make these envelopes?!! I love them!!

  24. what a lovely blog, i was looking for a shop link too, didn’t find it though…
    anyway, great posts here, keep the inspiration flow! :)

    • Kate #

      Hey Zoui,

      I have put the shop on hold until my book is finished (not enough hours in the day). The link will be back up in the next month or so. Kate ^_^

  25. SHARON #

    this is an awesome idea. i make my own envelopes out of old calendar pages..they have the most beautiful images plus it help to re-use them!

  26. Ida #

    Adorei esse envelope é feito com papel oficio A4?
    Como fica por dentro?

  27. jet #

    You’re rock girl. really awesome and sparkling idea!!!
    thank you for the sharing, really love it:-D

  28. Swetha #

    Amazing for a space obsessed girl like me! I could make my geography projects with this idea ;) I am now hunting down my magazines (and using up the ink of my printer)

    Thanks for this amazing idea!

  29. Stacy #

    Not to be rude, but you never actually said HOW to do it…tracing around the envelope wont put the design on the envelope. Can you be a bit more specific please.?

    • Kate #

      Hi Stacy,

      You must have skipped the first paragraph ;-)

      “All you need is an old astronomy magazine (they contain page after page of mind-blowing images that you can cut out)!”

      That’s what I used for this project…you can also download high-res photo’s from the hubble site. Link in this post here:

      Kate ^_^

  30. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do
    it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and
    would like to find out where u got this from.
    thank you

    • Kate #

      Hi Lashunda,

      I created the theme myself. Have a look around though…there are lots of nice ones you can download for free.


  31. Gopal #

    Where can I find these awesome pictures..?? add a link in your post

    • Kate #

      Gopal, I mentioned in the post that they were taken from an old astronomy magazine. If you can’t find old astronomy mags, also check out NASA’s “Image of the Day” feature on their website.

  32. Stuart #

    I always make my own envelopes and am always looking for new themes. I never thought of astronomy. I’ll be looking out for space mags now!

  33. Samantha #

    hey! um.. how do you make the envelopes?

  34. Brilliant idea! Wanted some images to make jewellery with and after doing a search for ‘galaxy craft papers’ I found your page! Would never have thought of this. Off to Ebay to find a mag! Thanks.

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