Friday, February 11, 2011

Welcome to Day 5 of the CSD "Be My Valentine" Blog Hop

Today I want to share with you another simple project that is wonderful for small gifts, candies and love notes! Pillow boxes are perfect for candies, jewelry, tiny confetti pouches or any number of decorative gift or party needs. You can make pillow boxes for many different uses with card stock or beautiful papers. The template can be re-sized on your computer to make them larger or smaller.  I hope you'll enjoy the project. 


Things You'll Need:

• Paper
• Card stock
• Scoring tool or empty pen
• Glue stick, adhesive or double-sided tape
* Pillow box Template

Here's the template to use.  Just copy and paste to your computer then print

1. Select and print a pattern on copy paper.

2. Cut out the pattern.

3. Trace a pattern onto the card stock or heavy decorative paper. Trace directly over the scoring and folding lines, pressing down to indent the paper.

4.  Cut out the pillow box design.

5.  Fold all of the scored lines in the piece.

6.   Fold in the end flaps. Glue one end of the pillow box.

7.  Hold the flap in place to keep the paper lined up to the very edge.  Let the adhesive set.

8.  Glue the side flat. Make sure to keep the shape intact.

9.  Fold in the open end of the pillow box after filling it with your material of choice.  Hold it closed with a piece of tape, round label or a decorative sticker. Tie a piece of lace, satin ribbon or fiber around the pillow box.

I "borrowed" these photos from another site as I couldn't take pictures.   Please upload your Day 5 projects to my Challenge thread HERE.
For the chance to earn a Grand Prize at CSDivas post your creations in this discussion thread: VALENTINES BH - LORI'S CHALLENGE ENTRIES (the link is above) and in the gallery with the tag- VDhop- Lori.  Due date to upload entries at CSDivas is Thursday February 17, 2011. Winner will be announced on Tuesday February 22, 2011...

I'll be offering an RAK to one lucky winner via on Wed, Feb 23rd, 2011.  To have the chance to win, you must complete the challenges and have them uploaded to my Challenge thread.  I hope you'll participate. 

If you're looking for Day 1's project: go HERE

If you're looking for Day 2's project: go HERE

If you're looking for Day 3's project: go HERE

If you're looking for Day 4's project: HERE

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Luisa said...

I love your pillow box Lori! Its so elegant and girly!
Thanks for the template and the awesome "easy to follow" tutorial...

Angela said...

Once again a great project! Thanks for the inspiration Lori!

Brenda said...

love this thanks for the instructions!!