May 29, 2015 Emma 0 Comments

Diy Pillow Boxes

I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day when I came across this pin. I always thought you needed some kind of template to make this kind of box so as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to try making one myself.

I clicked through to the site but I couldn't find a link to the original tutorial. Argh, don't you hate it when that happens? I made several attempts at trying to figure it out from the pin alone but it proved harder than it looked. I also tried searching for a similar tutorial on google but couldn't find anything that showed you how to do it yourself. What I did find was a lot of tutorials showing you how to make the standard pillow box, turns out standard pillow boxes are far easier to make and I whipped this batch up in under an hour.

what you need to make your own diy pillow boxes


Scrapbook paper (I used Crate Paper Diy Shop), score board, a bone folder or an embossing tool, double-sided tape, scissors, a pencil and a cd.

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how to make your own diy pillow boxes

To make the longer pillow box (3 x 5 inches when finished).

1. Trim your chosen paper to 6 x 6.5 inches.

2. On the side measuring 6.5 inches long score lines at the 3 and 6 inch mark using either a score board or an embossing tool and a steel ruler. You should have a flap on the end of the paper that measure 1/2 inch.

3. Fold and crease along the scored lines tucking in the 1/2 inch flap.

4. Take something round, I used a cd but you could use a glass or bowl and line it up with the edge of the paper. Draw around it with a pencil. Do the same on the other end and cut along your traced lines with a pair of scissors.

5. Open your paper back out and trim off the pointy ends of the 1/2 inch flap.

how to make your own diy pillow boxes
7. Fold your paper back up. Take your cd and line it up facing the other way. You want to make an eye shape. The edge of the cd needs to touch both corners of the paper you've just cut. Hold the cd firmly, you don't want it to slip and use your embossing tool to score around the cd. Do this on both ends.

If you press firmly enough you should be able to score straight through to the other side of the paper. You may want to put a cutting mat or some scrap paper underneath to protect your work surface. If you don't score all the way through flip your paper over and repeat on the other side.

8. Open your paper out and apply a strip of double-sided tape to the flap. Stick the flap down to make a tube.

9. Gently press and fold in your scored eye shapes at each end of your pillow box.

10. Leave plain or decorate with ribbon or a tag.

To make the smaller pillow box (3 x 3.5 inches) use a piece of paper measuring 4.5 x 6.5 inches and score lines at 3 and 6 inches on the longer side.

You can find more diy gift box tutorials here.

Diy Pillow Boxes

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