I love making little boxes. There are so many fun designs to choose from!Â I made these little pillow boxes and they were so easy to do. I filled them with conversation hearts and my tiny Bakery Style Sugar Cookies. Pillow boxes have so many fun uses so it’s nice to have a quick and easy method for making lots and lots of them for class parties, Christmas treats, or just to keep on hand, folded flat, all ready to go.
You can easily make pillow boxes using a printable template. It requires tracing, cutting, scoring, and folding, but if you have a punch board you can cut your production time in half!Â Probably more than that. I made each pillow box, using my punch board, in about 45 seconds.
To make quick and easy pillow boxes you will need:
We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board
First you need to decide how long you’d like your box to be. Between 4-12″. I cut my paper 6″ wide and the desired length (4, 6, and 8″ for varying sizes) and inserted it into my punch board.
Punch and Score. Move. Punch and Score. Move. Yep, it’s that easy. No tracing or no guess work. Nice crisp edges and straight lines every time.
There is even a little punch on the reverse side of the main punch that takes care of the notch on the edge. This makes the boxes easy to open.
Fill with your favorite treats for any occasion, and wrap with a piece of string or twine!
I absolutely love my little punch board! It is small and compact, easy to store, and so easy to use. I think I may need a few more punch boards and will definitely come up with lots of excuses to use them!
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Disclosure: I am a studio member for LifeStyle Crafts/We R Memory Keepers. I receive products of my choosing in exchange for tutorials and projects shared on Gluesticks.
Gay Delaney says
With two granddaughters in less than a year, I can think of many uses.
Holly Cochran says
This would be great for making treats for our Annual Family Christmas party to be given to the kids by Santa. During the rest of the year I could use it for holidays, birthdays, showers, etc….
April A says
I would love to use this for my new church calling: Activity Days Leader!
I love the pillow boxes…I would start with those then see where it takes me from there!!
I’d make then for favors for the three baby showers coming up this summer and also for a wedding this fall. That’s just for starters! I love making bunches of the same thing only different. They would also make great gift boxes for items I sell at a Christmas boutique. Pick me! Pick me!
Amanda W. says
I would use them to wrap my handmade jewelry in. I love it when the wrapping is just a nice as the gift. 🙂
We make lots of pillow boxes for my daughter to take treats to school. At the moment I am dependent on my mother’s equipment to cut them all out. It would be great to have something of my own to use!
I would love to hve one of these to use to package little gifts for all my friends. Thanks for a chance to win.
Erin L says
I would fill it with treats and take it to some friends.
Peggie Fleener says
I make tray favors for a nursing home each month. I would love to be able to put treats in a pillow box.
Jackie P says
OMG a chance to win one of those!!! I hardly ever do the chance to win things, I always figure someone else could really use it or want it. However!!! I love my envelope punch board and I really really want this!!! I have a bridal shower that I am organizing (and paying for it all as well as doing all the work) and I already planned on getting this to make pillow boxes for the candy bar!!! Oh yes, I have lots of plans for one of these!!!! And I would have to order it online…so to win one!!! Talk about making my day!!!!!!! LOL before I even noticed you were giving one away I had pinned this under my private bridal shower board (I don’t want her to see any ideas or plans)
Love your blog!!! Haven’t been a follower for long, but I look forward to what you do!
Awesome! Thanks for the sweet comment, I’m so glad you are following along and it sounds like the bridal shower will be amazing! You are so on top of things already. Good luck on the giveaway!!
I am a first grade teacher and i would use these for reading during my “daily five”. Put letters/words in each box for the kids to unscrabble and make words/ sentences. ….and, just starting to think of many more ways to use them in my classroom!!!
Shannon Lee says
Teachers gifts, visiting teaching treats, neighbor goodies and even gift card holders! So super cute!
Litiana Beaman says
Ahhhh! Why did I only see this now… hope I’m not too late! I would love to win a pillow box maker! And I love Gluesticks!
Michelle Rulli says
Using to make boxes for my bridesmaids! 🙂
I would love a Punch Board to make these cute little pillow boxes to put things in for different ministries at church. Birthday for children on our bus route, Sunday School class, and special treats for leadership. And of course, for treats for my kiddos here at home! 😉 thank you, Brandi, for am awesome blog that inspires and for a chance to win an awesome tool. 🙂
Tami Shurling says
To put treats in for my daughters for no special reason just to bring a smile to their face
I love these little punch boards, they are just fabulous and make life so much easier!
Courtney A says
This little gadget looks great! I am planning a baby shower and would love to use this to make darling favors. Thanks
Sooooo…my comment is not going to be as laudable as all the others, but I want this for my ladies’ crafty mccrafterson night. I think it would go along well with the little goodies that we take home (well those that would fit).
What a neat gadget I love it. I would use it at my sewing group meetings
As room mother for three classes, this would come in handy for all holidays and class parties as well as birthday treats! They’d also make great containers for little give aways to my team to help keep them motivated. I could also make cute little boxes to put hostess gifts in!
I love these! Having the punch board would really make these super easy!
Janene Allred says
Hi Brandy. I have been following your blog for a while now and love all your wonderful ideas. I love making pillow boxes for all kinds of small gifts. I usually make them out of toilet paper rolls but would love one of these so I could skip the step of having to cover the TP roll with paper first. I also love that you can make them any size.
i have been wanting to make these for a while now and with the tool it makes it so easy thanks for sharing.
That is amazing!! I never knew that existed. So great for favors, gifts you name it,
SARAH HENDRICKS says
I have the envelope punch board and LOVE IT. A local shop is holding a class to show things other than envelopes you can make with it. I can’t wait to attend!
I’d love the pillow box punch board and would use it in classes at our local Senior Center, as a way of packaging bibs or pacifier holders, etc. for a local “help for teen moms” organization…as well as many things for the homeschool group I’m associated with! Wouldn’t it be adorable to have the hats packaged in cute little pillow boxes for the teeny, tiny hats my granddaughters and I crochet/knit for premature babies? I can see a MILLION uses for this cute little pillow box! Gotta get me one!
Jackie P says
Oh Sarah! Thanks for idea…either way I will end up with one of these gadgets, like you I love my envelope board. But my BFF teaches Sunday School and I know there are times of the years where she gives them little items. Going to have to make her a batch to have on hand. Thanks for idea!!!
Brandi G. says
I would love, love, love this pillow box punch!!! My eldest daughter is having her 6th birthday party in 5 weeks and I would use this for her party favors. Having two little people in school would allow me to use this punch OFTEN!!!
Ashley Brampton says
I make Christmas presents every year for family. I’d love to make something with these adorable boxes!!
diana m. cloud says
As a Girl Scout troop leader, Girl Scout Cookies would make there way into the pillows.
Cute Pillows and Yummy Cookies = Fun!
Beck Beck says
This would be wonderful for party favors!
I’ve never seen the pillow boxes punch boards! I would use them for every single holiday. Ooo, and teachers gifts too!
I am a special needs teacher and a mom so the uses would be endless- treats, projects, activities, party favors! Fun times!
Valerie Guerrero says
i would use it for birthday party favors
Gwen Humphries says
I would use it to make treat boxes for my students.
I would use them to make baby shower favors