Updated on January 4, 2023
Mother’s Day is coming up in just a couple short weeks. And May is my birthday month! So, gifts and gift wrapping have been on my mind. Today, I am sharing how to make adorable pillow box gift wrap using the We R Memory Keepers template studio and pillow box guide. These pillow boxes are wonderful for oddly shaped gifts that need special wrapping. And the pillow box is a fun change from a traditional gift bag.
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- Template Studio
- Pillow Box Guide
- Designer Poster Board
- Banner Punch Board
- Evolution Advanced
- Flower Girl Collection
- Wide Eyelets
To start, you need to trim your paper to the measurements shown on the pillow box guide instructions. I chose to make the smallest size box, so I needed to trim my paper to 13” x 10”. You use the A and B or B and C guides to cut or score straight lines with your template.
Once you have cut your paper to the correct size, follow the instructions that came with the pillow box guide. You will need both the cutting blade and scoring blade to create your box.
Assemble your box using adhesive along the folded edge. Then, decorate it however you like. I found it easier to decorate the box before folding the flaps down on each end.
To decorate the first box, I cut a thin strip from the Flower Girl Collection papers and used adhesive to apply it around the middle of the box.
Next, I created a flag piece using the banner punch board. I cut out two separate strips of patterned paper, with one being a little wider than the other. I used the punch board to cut the flag shape out of the bottom of each strip.
I folded the strips in half and used adhesive to attach them to the top of the box.
I finished off the box by adding a wooden veneer banner shape from the Flower Girl collection.
I wanted the second pillow box to look like a purse. I started by creating a slightly larger pillow box than the first one. Once the box was assembled, I cut a decorative floral shape using the Evolution Advanced and leftover pink paper from the first box.
Fold the shape in half and adhere it to the top of the pillow box. Then, I cut a ¾” strip of the pink paper to create a “strap” for the purse. I cut slits in the top of the box and slid the straps into the box.
To make it look like the purse flap has a snap, I used the Crop-O-Dile and a wide eyelet on the front part of the pink flap.
The pillow box gift wrap is the perfect way to add a little something special to a gift for your Mom or best girlfriend.
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