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Custom Gift Wrapping!
I've seen these boxes for sale on Etsy, but found a free template online. They're so fun and easy to make!

Posted by kiddo from Corryton, Tennessee, United States • Published See kiddo's 132 projects »
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  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you will need to grab the template. I got this template from the following site: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/puffy.htm

    I cut out the template and traced it on the back side of my cardstock. You'll need to use a heavier cardstock when making this box.

  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, cut out the design you traced on your cardstock.

  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now it's time to score the dotted lines from the template on your cardstock. This was the tricky part for me. To make sure I accurately traced the curved lines I placed the template over my cardstock and traced the dotted lines with my scoring tool (I used a Phillip's Head Screwdriver). This left a faint indention on my cardstock which I was able to go back over with my scoring tool. This step is important because the scoring makes it easier to fold the box correctly.

  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now it's time to start folding where you scored.

  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now put glue on the tab shown in this picture. Fold the other side over and adhere the glued tab to it.

    Let it dry. I placed mine inside a book to ensure that the tab stayed in place while it was drying.

  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once the glue has dried, you can "assemble" your box. Just fold the ends toward the inside of the box as shown.

  • How to make a paper box. Pillow Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    And you're done!

    This box can be used to package party favors or any small gift.

    HAPPY FOLDING!!!

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Rebekah S.
Rebekah S. · Columbia, South Carolina, US · 1 project
i made one with a toliet paper roll i found on a blog. i kinda wanna try this one tooHappy
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CO + K User

I did! I did! Photos asap. Thanks kiddo.
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CO + K User

I is gonna doooooooo!!!!!!! Happy
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CreativeCrafter 1.
CreativeCrafter 1. · 10 projects
You are? How nice Emily!(: lol
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CreativeCrafter 1.
CreativeCrafter 1. · 10 projects
You are? How nice Emily!(: lol
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EiffelTower1219
EiffelTower1219 · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 7 projects
thats soo cool! im am going to use this to put my Valentines gifts to my friends in! I like that paper you used in the tutorial!
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EiffelTower1219
EiffelTower1219 · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 7 projects
thats soo cool! im am going to use this to put my Valentines gifts to my friends in! I like that paper you used in the tutorial!
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
cool!!
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