DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with free template

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With the holiday season around the corner, there is a lot of gift wrapping to be done! Have you made a gifting list yet? I am sharing a simple DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial which can hold tiny gifts like a necklace, chocolates, candies or season’s greetings. They are easy to make but look sophisticated and sure make your gifts a lot more special! So let’s see how to make them!

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

Materials required:

  • Pattern papers
  • Ribbons/twines
  • Ruler and protractor ( or anything circular)
  • Tacky glue

How to make: 

First, we need to create a template that we will cut out and assemble into pillow case gift boxes. Decide the size of the pillow boxes based on the gift you are going to put inside.

To make your own template follow these steps –

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

Choose a pattern paper or cardstock and carefully draw a rectangle, that’s larger than the gift you want to pack, on the backside. Draw another rectangle of the same size along the longer edge  making sure you leave some gaps at the edges.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

The two rectangles will form the top and bottom covers which need to be stuck together so mark another half an inch of paper besides one of the rectangles.

Take your protractor or any circular template that you have and draw an arc connecting the corners of your rectangle along the width. Do this for all the rectangles, towards the top and bottom of each edge.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

Here is a printable template for 4”x 2.5” pillow gift box in case you are in a last minute gifting hurry! The arches towards the inside of the rectangle need to be folded along so while you are drawing them, put some extra pressure so there is a score line.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

Using scissors cut along the outside edge of the arches.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

Fold the paper along the length of the rectangle and also the flap. Apply glue on the flap and seal the gift box at one side.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

For the other side, you need to fold the arches along the score line.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

If you are going to tie them in a ribbon, there is no need to add an adhesive backing.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

Fold all the arches and wrap them up with a pretty ribbon.

DIY Pillow Gift Box Tutorial with a free template. Pillow Boxes are a great choice for packing small things and add a touch of personality to your gifts

One tip on gift wrapping is to use a ribbon that’s in contrast to your wrapping paper. If your wrapping paper is pink, instead of going for traditional red ribbon, go for white that compliments and at the same time contrasts the color of the patterned wrap.

Happy gifting!

 

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