I love to give small treats to neighbors and friends and I think a pretty decorated packaging can turn a small and inexpensive gift into something really cute and festive! To create these cute boxes I used my Pillow Box Punch Board, it’s easy and you can use your favorite patterned papers.
I used some papers from the Merry Days collection by Crate Paper. Follow the instructions on the board and don’t forget to punch the notch with the Reverse Punch on the top of the board.
I made three different pillow boxes, the first one is really simple: a big bow and a sentiment and you are ready!
To create the bow I used the Bow Loom, simply choose the bow size, put your ribbon through the tool and tie in the middle with a small thread.
Remove the ribbon and glue a small piece of the same ribbon on top. I love that I can create double and even triple bows easily!
Next, I used my Word Punch Board to add a sentiment. I spelled Falala but you could also put your recipient’s name, which would be very cute! I covered the back with patterned paper to make the word stand a bit more.
For my next pillow box I used my Stitch Happy Pen to create a sentiment with Stitch Happy Twine.
The Stitch Happy Pen is perfect for adding small and intricate sewing into your projects, and it is so much easier and faster than hand stitching!
Thread the Stitch Happy Pen with some Stitch Happy Twine and write your sentiment on white cardstock. Don’t make it too small or your paper might tear while you are stitching.
Tip: slowly stitch your word making sure you use the tool perpendicular to the cardstock and that the thread always points backwards towards your previous stitch.
Secure the loops with the backing sticker and cut your sentiment. I also used some twine and a few die cuts to embellish my box.
I decorated the last pillow box with some hanging embellishments. Really easy and fun!
First, use the Tassel Loom and the Stitch Happy Twine to create a small tassel, with this tool you will have perfectly even and cute tassels every time! Embellish your tassel with some Stitch Happy Gold thread and even the edges.
And what did I put inside these cute boxes? Since I was a little girl I always loved candied almonds and recently I found a big pack with cute pastel colors! I think they would be perfect for my neighbors’ gifts this year!
Do you make small treat boxes for your friends? Hopefully you can use some of these ideas to create a fun and yummy treat this year!
Thanks for joining me today!
Pillow Box Punch Board
Word Punch Board
Stitch Happy Pen
Stitch Happy Twine
Stitch Happy Gold thread
Happy Jig Gold Wire
Merry Days collection by Crate Paper