How to Create a Pillow Box Gift Box by Joanne Bain

by Joanne Bain

This little tutorial will show you how to create a sweet gift box for that special someone.


  • 4501398 Bells & Bows 12x12 Paper
  • 4501407 Seasons Greetings 12x12 Paper
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Fussy cut the images shown from the patterned papers.

    Step 2

    Cut a piece of contrasting card stock measuring 7cm x 6 cm as shown. Trim off excess paper from the paper tag as shown.

    Step 3

    Cut what is left of the paper tag into quarters as shown.

    Step 4

    Now layer pieces back together as shown so that they fit onto the card stock piece leaving a small border.

    Step 5

    Attach to card stock as shown.

    Step 6

    Now cut another piece of card stock a little bigger then the paper stamp.

    Step 7

    Attach the paper stamp as shown.

    Step 8

    Time to start layering the holly leaves as shown.

    Step 9

    Attach the paper stamp piece as shown.

    Step 10

    And now layer more holly leaves.

    Step 11

    Now attach the fussy cut bird piece.

    Step 12

    Find the pillow box pattern on the back page of most Graphic 45 8x8 paper pads.

    Step 13

    Cover pattern with the paper of your choice. I chose to use a thin kraft cardstock. Cut out and set aside to let glue properly dry.

    Step 14

    Locate these paper strips from the papers. Use the pillow box pattern to cut a piece of paper that will fit onto the front of the box.

    Step 15

    Attach paper strips as shown and trim edges to keep the shape.

    Step 16

    Attach another paper strip as shown. I have attached with 3D dots.

    Step 17

    Cut the St Nicholas paper piece in half and then layer and attach as shown.

    Step 18

    Now attach to the front of the pillow box.

    Step 19

    Attach your premade cluster as shown.

    Step 20

    Add a contrasting ribbon bow.

    Step 21

    Your pillow box is now finished.

    Step 22

    Lots of lovely layers 😃

    Step 23

    Thank you for viewing my tutorial. Joanne Bain -