Pillow Box Tutorial:
What You Need:
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:
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:
At this point I used tape to make a seam from the two sides.
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!