Make entertaining a breeze with these easy to make DIY Cutlery Envelopes. These simple envelopes hold everything your guest needs to eat their meal. They are great for parties, picnics, or just casual fining with friends and family.
What You Need:
- DL size envelope – I used Recycled DL envelopes are from Officeworks
- Ribbon of your choice – I used Baker’s twine from Kosh & Co
- You will also need a computer with word processing software and an inkjet or laser printer
How to Create Cutlery Envelopes
Step 1 – Set up Your Envelope in Word
Open a blank document in your word-processing software. I used Word on a Mac.
Click File > Page Setup > Paper Size > Select Envelope DL
Choose Vertical Orientation
Step 2 – Create Your Text or Image
Add your text or image to the document > select centre orientation
Select your font – I used American Typewriter
Select your font – I used 85
Hit the Enter/Return button to move your text or image toward the bottom of the envelope
Step 3 – Print Your Envelope
Follow your printer’s instructions to load the envelopes into the printer. It doesn’t matter if the seal is on the left or right, just make sure that the print is on the front of the envelope.
Print as many envelopes as you’ll need.
Step 4 – Cut Down the Envelope
Seal your envelope.
Now you need to create an opening at the top of the envelope to slip the napkin and cutlery inside.
Lay your cutlery down on the envelope and cut across at the point where the handle of the cutlery ends. You want the head of the fork, spoon or knife to be above the edge of the envelope.
I cut my envelope 10cm/4″ from the bottom.
Step 5 – Fill Your Cutlery Envelope
Now fill your envelope with anything your guests will need:
- a napkin, folded
- a straw
- a knife, fork or spoon
- salt & pepper sachets
You can decorate your cutlery envelope by adding ribbon or twine around it. I wrapped bakers twine around twice and tied it in a small bow off-centre.
You could also pop a fresh flower inside the envelope just before your guests arrive. A sprig of rosemary also works well.
Pop all your envelopes in a tub or basket and place them on your serving table so guests can simply grab an envelope as they get their food.
Create your own unique envelopes by using different coloured envelopes and fonts or images. The possibilities are endless.