Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Day Two - Pillow Box Tutorial

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.

I'm back with day two's picture tutorial that I have made on Swedish House Crafts blog.

The pillow box is super easy to make, and is perfect for holding treats, or a small gift.

I used some lovely products from Swedish House Crafts store.

Links to the products can be found in text at the end of my post.

Here is a picture of my completed pillow box.

The papers are Maja Design 12" x 12" "Joyous Winterdays" Christmas Time.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is Gummiapan.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card, cut it out, and matted it onto a strip of design paper.

The gold ribbon is from the store, and the white lace that I have adhered on top of the ribbon is from my stash.

I used Roxstamp stitched circle die to cut the design paper, and stitched around the outside with a length of red embroidery thread.

I stamped Gummiapan Santa image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut it out using Gummiapan matching Santa die.

I coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.

I used glamour dust on the pom pom of Santa's hat, and a thick coating of Snow - Tex for his beard.

On to the tutorial.

You will need; A score board or a scoring stylus. paper trimmer, card, pencil, ruler, scissors, glue or sticky tape, and a CD.

Cut a piece of card to measure 17cm x 17cm.

Position the card on the score board, and score at 1cm, and 9cm.

Fold in the score lines.

Fold over the card completely, ensuring the 1cm tab is inside.

Position the CD as shown above ensuring it's lined up, and with a pencil draw around it.
You will need to do this both ends.

This is how it should look.

Cut around the pencil lines as shown above.

Open out the card and cut off the two edges around the score line.

To make four curved fold lines, position the CD so it overlaps where the centre score line and tab score line end.

This is what the four curved fold lines should look like.

With a pencil draw half circles ensuring they are central.
You can do this by making a mark with a pencil half way from the centre score line. Around 4cm.

Cut around the the circle lines.

Fold the box in half, and adhere the tab with glue making sure it's inside the box.
When the tab is completely dry. Fold in the ends.

This is how the pillow box should look when completed.

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at making a pillow box?

Links to the products that I have used can be found below.

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. Great tutorial Donna, thank you! This will be most usefull when I give my friend a little Christmas gift.

  2. What a fab idea to use the disc love love your colouring on the Santa he is way to cute another amazing project :) xx