Monday, November 3, 2014

Pillow Boxes tutorial for Unstampabelles

This is my second month of designing for Unstampabelles. The challenge this month is to CREATE A BOX and show how you made it.

The other Designers have come up with a wide variety of wonderful boxes for  you to be inspired by. Perhaps you will want to create something completely different but do check out their work. Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to add value to a gift than to create your own gift box.

With that in mind I have a tutorial for you on my box, a pillow box. You can give a gift of jewelry, lollies or any small present inside these easy to make, customisable gift boxes.

Here is the final picture. I made one from kraft paper and one from patterned paper.


 pillow bag template
•  kraft paper (or other cardstock or patterned paper) to print on
• scissors
• ruler
• 1 circle punch
• strong double sided adhesive tape  

• labels, stickers, or stamps to decorate
• ribbon, raffia, etc.

Print template on to cardstock.
Score along dotted lines.
Use your circle punch on two opposing ends on the same side. Only use half of the punch so it makes a semi circle.
Apply double sided tape along edge to join together.
Continue decorating as desired.

Enclose present within, fold and there you have your pillow box.



  1. Great tut Dale. I wasn't brave and put a video link on my blog instead. These pillow boxes are so cute and ideal for a small gift especially as Xmas is just around the corner. xx

  2. Love the flower Dale and the tutorial is excellent. Such a great gift box and you can change the size to suit. I gave one to the DIL with a cheeky pair of knickers inside for her 40th! Was a great success until the 5 yr old grandchild found them and proceeded to wear them on his head!! Love the fact that you can use plain card and add a bellyband or just use patterned paper with a small embellie.

  3. The flower looks Especially beautiful
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