Christmas Pillow Box Tutorial

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On Tuesday we shared our Christmas Recipes with Nikki at Chef in Training. And on Wednesday, Day 3, of our Holly Bloggy Christmas Event we are sharing Christmas crafts over at Just Sew Sassy!  The craft party also includes a great giveaway from AliLilly, so head on over there and link up your posts!

I have to admit that I’ve had almost no time for making anything lately. But hopefully I’ll have a little more creative time in the next couple of weeks.  But today for the party, I’ve got some Christmas favor boxes (or pillow boxes) to share with you.  

These are really great to put candies like peppermints or Hershey Kisses in.  Just place them in a basket and hand them out as your party guests leave.  Or place them on the table next to each person’s place.  And depending on what size you use, they’re also great for children’s party favors, grab bags, and small gifts. I’ve also used these to put my handmade jewelry in!

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Pillow Box Tutorial: 
What You Need:
Card Stock
Wrapping Paper
Glue Stick
Tape
Scissors
Directions:  First choose some festive wrapping papers. For small boxes, paper with smaller patterns works best. 
Take a piece of wrapping paper, and use glue stick to cover a piece of card stock with the paper. (If you’d like the insides of your boxes to have designs too, you can add paper to each side, but that’s not necessary.) Now you’ve got some festive material for your pillow boxes!
If you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine, you can easily cut out your pillow boxes using that.  But if you’re like me, and you don’t have one, then you’ll have to cut these out by hand.
To do this, you’ll need a template like this:

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You can find a printable version here.  Or you can go to Google, and just search for “Pillow Box Template,” and you’ll find others.
After you print out your template, cut it out, and then use it to trace the pillow box on to the plain side of the cardstock. (Don’t worry about tracing the fold lines)
After you’ve got the pillow box cut out, fold it long ways (like a book), down the middle, as shown below:

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At this point I used tape to make a seam from the two sides.

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Next just fold in the flaps on each end, and you’ve got a pillow box!  You can also add names tags, bows, or other embellishments if you have to fancy it up!

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If you’re just now joining us there’s still plenty of time to link up at Monday and Tuesday’s parties!

And you can also join the Christmas Decor Party on Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage, featuring a giveaway from Good Neighbors Candle Co.
And on Friday I’ll be hosting a special Holly Bloggy Christmas Edition of my Friday Favorites event here at  Simply Sweet Home with a giveaway from Amy Cornwell.



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I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

Comments

  1. Kassi at Truly Lovely says:

    Cute idea! You could use those for all kinds of fun little treats!!!

  2. So simple and cute :). Love that you covered it in Christmas paper!

  3. This is just what I've been looking for! Need this for those little presents!

  4. This is super helpful! Thanks so much!

  5. TheCraftBarn says:

    Very cute! I posted a link to this on my blog…thru my pinterest board.

    Thanks!

    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  6. Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} says:

    so cute and great directions!!! I would love it if you could link it up here.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/12/project-party-weekend-come-link-up-your.html
    Merry Christmas!
    -Rachel

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