So, you are here because you want to know how to make a mailer, right? This is not rocket science.
So, if you have an issue or issues with the ready-made mailer box or bubble envelope box, you can make one on your own. . I’ve prepared a precise yet effective step by step guideline for you to make it easier. So let’s get started.
If you want a little bit bigger mailer box, just enough to squeeze little extra things in this to the bag; first, you need a double-sided tape. And you need some other tools to make your own mailer box.
Therefore, it is hardly a 3-minutes read. I prefer reading it when you are ready to make one.
So, let’s make one for you!
What you will need
You will need some common tools that usually every household keeps.
- a ruler scissors
- a paper cutter (you need to cut the paper so you can use your scissors)
- a ruler pencil
- paper trimmer
- a mattress torque score punch
- And bubble wrap.
Step By Step Guideline on making your own mailer box
Cut your paper
Okay, so first, what you need to do is to cut your piece of paper. If you want to put some extra things like me, you can cut it by 16 inches by 12 inches.16 by 12 inches is what I prefer personally, but so you can always alter them.
So what you like to do since you do not know how to cut perfect- you go to trim a little bit on the edges just to make sure when you put it together they’re decently straight.
You can do the same thing on the other side but don’t cut off too much because you don’t want your envelope too small. So again, you can consider sixteen and a half by 12 inches.
Now from here, what you like to do since it’s already straight on the side. You can score at one inch. And of course, you can also score with a 1/4 of an inch, but that’s just your preference.
Fold the Paper
So after scoring an inch on the paper, now you’re going to fold it. Well, from where you fold it, you can grab the other side of the paper, and you’re going to bring it up to that folded line that you just made as close as possible as you can. However, it’s okay if it’s not perfect because you can never get this thing right, and they were just going to press it down on the other side.
But again, as I said before, you can always alter the size. Okay, after folding the paper, you get to go with your paper trimmer again. You are going to trim a little bit on the end-. The reason for this is that you want it a little bit straight too.
So the trimmer is going to trim a little bit from the top just to make sure that it is straight from the top and bottom.
Okay, to cut the extra pieces, you initially cut it a little bit bigger. Plus, you will see how it gets crooked- You get thicker and thinner. That’s why it is all-important to cut it a little bigger.
So now, at this stage, your little baggie is straight enough, and you can go ahead and score, which you don’t think. So hopefully, you’ll see how it’s nicely flat against the board.
And, from there, you’re going to score, and on the bottom, you can determine if you want to score it from one inch. You can still have a little bit of flap to flip it over. Or you can score it add a quarter-inch, but it’s up to you how much room you want from top to bottom. So for me, I usually score it at one inch.
Now, you need to fold once again. And you have to cut little triangles. I cut from both sides. And then from here, you’re going to cut a little square. Cutting the triangles is easy when you have the measurements.
You can always follow an envelope which pattern you like. Because, it makes the measurement easy and quick.
Put it Altogether
Before you put it all together, you’re going to get your bubble wrap, and you’re going to see you have to leave at least a quarter of an inch from the paper.
Okay, so you don’t want to cover your entire paper with bubble wrap because the reason being is because you have to leave at least an inch from the top.
Now, it’s time to score the other side too. You know that you’re not supposed to cover that with a bubble wrap. So here you can just be going to eyeball it and randomly cut it. It doesn’t have to be perfect. So cut it like a half an inch from the bottom, and then you can leave it some portion of it and then close it.
Cut your Bubble Wrap
Now, what you need to do is to cut your bubble wrap in half. So bubbles side up.
So again, on either side, you’re going to leave a quarter of an inch for the folds. So, you get your double-sided tape.
You can put several double-sided tapes, but I don’t think it’s necessary to put a lot of double-sided tape on your paper.
Make sure your bubble wrap touches the line, the scoreline from the top.
Bring Flap on top
So now you’re going to fold the hard paper from both sides. So, you do not have the scoreline on one side, and on the other side, you do. So on the one side that you do not have a scoreline, you need to bring a little flap on top. And then you’re going to fold this on to the scoreline, and if you like, you can put score tape on one side so that that part can glue on to the other side. So you can stick on that side.
So bring the other side onto the folded side, and now you have your two end flaps on there. I didn’t cut the side right the first time, but you guys should cut it right.
And then you should put as much double-sided tape on the ends because you don’t want your package to rip and your items to come out of the package.
Wrapping it up
So you see how easy making your own mailer box. You can make your own measurements, and you have your bag, yay!
You know, to be honest, I feel you guys can make better than what I made at the first time. You can always switch it to yours, whichever measurement works for you.