I made small pillow boxes… perfect for cash, candy, jewelry, etc… but a little bit too small for a gift card. (Scroll down the to bottom of this post for a larger version). You could just print a template, cut, and assemble, but that ends out being complicated and you have to go through more steps that way. It is faster to just make these boxes from scratch.
) Fold creases at 2 inches and 4 inches so that the flaps are 2 inches, 2 inches, and half an inch.
(After I had written half of this tutorial, I searched for pillow boxes to see what else was out there, and came across this great tutorial from I Try DIY which is where I got the tip to use a CD for the arcs)
Step 3 – Fold over the half inch flap and apply glue. Apply pressure until the glue is completely dried. (Make sure that you also cut this flap along the arc of the CD.) Now push in the little almond flaps and your simple pillow box is complete.
Step 4 – Decorate! Be creative. Use buttons, ribbon, twine, thread, scrapbook paper, washi tape, paper punches, stickers, stamps, paint, markers, etc… I used a strip of washi tape, a flower shaped paper punch (like this flower punch), and a button.
You can make these boxes in many different sizes. I made a larger version that worked well. Fold 2.5 inches, 2.5 inches, and half an inch. Then Make a rectangle that is 4.5 inches long, and use the CD to add the arcs. This larger size will hold a gift card.