Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pillow Box Tutorial by Kylie

Hi everyone! It is Kylie here with a fast and easy Pillow Box tutorial for you.

Being the holiday season I like to have lots of little treat boxes handy for those just in case moments. These pillow boxes are fun and so easy to make.

Materials used:
Whiff of Joy Seasons Greetings stamp set
Whiff of Joy Fancy Shape die
Double sided patterned paper 7 inchs x 7 inches
Scoring tool (I used my bone folder and paper trimmer)
Curved item (Roll of tape works fine, or a plate or Circle cutting tool)
Small circle punch
Strong double sided tape
Items to decorate

I started with a square of double sided patterned paper measuring 7 inches x 7 inches

 I scored this at 1/2 inches and 3 3/4 inches, giving me two equal sections of 3 1/4 inches wide

Next, fold on the score lines and on the side of the paper that is to be the inside, measure from each end 1/2 inch on both fold lines. These are the guide marks to mark your curves.

Using something that is curved (I used my roll of double sided tape, but a plate works well) and a pencil (I only used a pen here so the line would show on the photo), line the tape up with the two mark on the folds and draw in the curve on both ends.

Then using the tape again and your bone folder, score a curve in the other direction as you can see in the photo below. Repeat this at the other end.

 Trim off the ends along the pencil line

 And using a small circle punch, punch out small half circles which are used to help open the pillow box.

Open out your box again and carefully trim off the little corner sections on the 1/2 inch flap along the score lines.

Apply double sided tape along the flap, staying close to the score line, remove backng paper and adhere the box together to make a cylindar.

Carefully fold along your curved score lines on both ends of your pillow box to give it a nice puffy round shape.

And now it is time to decorate the box and if you wish, make a matching card. I created a belly band around the pillow box using a 2 1/2 inch wide strip of patterned paper (the other side of the same paper used on the box) and added a punched edge, some ribbon and added the sentiment from the Seasons Greetinngs sentiment set with coordinating Fancy Shap die. 

This pillow box will hold contents approx 3 inches wide, 5 inches tall and 1 inch thick.  If you want to make a pillow box a different size, just measure your contents and add 1 inch to the height and 1 inch to the width of your paper. By adjusting the curve on the top and bottom of your ends you can alter the thickness of the box.

I have used Wee and Christmas Tree to create a matching card for this set:

I hope you have found this tutorial useful!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Kylie xx


  1. Wonderful tutorial,fast and useful,thanks a lot

  2. WOW Kylie this is an amazing tute!! I never knew how to make this, might have to give it a go.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kristy xo

  3. eine schöne ANleitung !!!Ich wünsche einen schönen, besinnlichen 3. Advent ! Liebe Grüße Ines und die Casarth-Bären

  4. Super! Bravo et merci pour le tuto! Bises. Nadine

  5. Great easy tutorial, thank you!

  6. Fabulous!!!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I will be most definitely using this.

  7. Oh wow what a great tutorial.. I just purchased some stamps off the site..they are wonderful..and can't wait to get my hands on them..tfs

  8. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Love you pillow box and card. They are just stunning. "Hugs" Carol

  9. Wow, this is great!
    Such an excellent tutorial, easy to follow and beautiful at the same time!

    Thank you for sharing, Kylie.

    Hugs Yolanda

  10. Coucou
    C'est très ingénieux et le résultat est superbe

  11. coucou
    C'est très ingénieux et le résultat est Superbe.

  12. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial, plus I have these papers, so it's great to see another way to use them.

  13. WOW and without using a die! Thank you so just saved me a fortune!!!! And now to be able to make one any size as well...Kudos to you!


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