Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Printable Pillow Box Tutorial

Hi there!  In this post I'd like to share the first designs in my new printable gifting library and show you a tutorial for using them!  To get the link to the library, use the sign-up form on the right to join Liliflora's Pretties.  Not only will you get the link to a growing library of gifting printables, but you will also receive a 30% discount code to use in my Etsy shop to thank you for your support!

Pillow Box with Gift Tags.

Materials:

  • Bluebird's Song Printables x3.  Print onto sturdy cardstock.  I used 200gsm Quill Board
  • Scissors and paper cutter (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder or embossing tool
  • Double-sided tape 5mm wide or less
  • Hole punch
  • Thin ribbon, bakers twine or embroidery floss.
  • Pen
  • Optional: Ribbon, paper flowers, washi tape, resin embellishments, charms etc.

 

 
Method:

 
  1. Cut out around the outside of the pillow boxes.
  2. Using a bone folder or embossing tool, score the semi-circles marked at each end of the pillow boxes.  Note: you have more control if you pull the tool towards you.  Use a ruler to assist in scoring the centre line and the flap line.
  3. Fold along each scored line to create a crease and start forming the box.
  4. Apply double-sided tape to the front of the flap on the left.  Fold the pillow box along the centre fold and bring the other side in line with the folded flap.  Press the edge down to adhere to the tape, being careful to keep the box square.
  5. Fold in the curved bottoms of the box.  Place your gift inside the box and fold it closed at the top.
  6. Select a belly band that you feel matches your box and cut it out with scissors or a paper cutter.  Trim the band if it looks wider than you would like.  Optional: experiment with patterned scissors.
  7. Wrap the belly band vertically around the box and secure at the back with double-sided tape or Washi tape.


  8. Cut out a tag of your choice from the printable, use the hole-punch where indicated and write a note or the name of the recipient on the back.  If using a card, score along the centre line before hole punching.
  9. Using the twine, thin ribbon or embroidery floss, tie the tag to the belly band.  You could also try wrapping the stringing material around the package a few times for decoration, either vertically with the belly band or horizontally.


  10. Your box is finished and ready to gift, or you could experiment with embellishments.  Add paper flowers, ribbon, charms, resin flowers or whatever you wish to make the gift personalised and gorgeous. You could also try using a strip of bellie band to make an origami star embellishment.  Check out a tutorial for that here!


Thank you for following along with this tutorial.  I hope it helps you to make a special gift even more personal and lovely.

I would love to see what you create!  Tag me @liliflorapretty on Instagram, or share in the Liliflora's Pretties Facebook group here.

If you have any suggestions for the next templates, let me know!  Also, have a look at the gallery tabs above and let me know whether there's something there you think would look great on these Printables.  I'm building this library to be useful to you, so suggestions and feedback is always welcome!

Take care,

Emma

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