I love to decorate simple pillow gift boxes for small gifts and gift cards and take them from plain to special using dies and designer paper. These premade pillow gift boxes were purchased in a pack of six and made it lots easier to make than the the old days when we had to make them by hand. To decorate these two boxes I used Rubbernecker’s Poinsettia #1, Holly, Greenery #2 and Wildlife.
Poinsettia Pillow Gift Box
- Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note: I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections using the largest flower die for the main base of the flower.
- Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
- Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
- Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
- Form tiny yellow flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center using glossy accents. Note: I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces. They are like having a third hand.
- Did you know that Rubbernecker has a great Poinsettia Class on their YouTube channel? Check it out if you would like to see how I mold and form my poinsettias and to see how Dave used my card designs to put the flowers together on card fronts.
The Pine and Holly
- Use green and red cardstock to cut the holly and pine.
- Score the holly leaves with a leaf tool and molding pad and attach the red berries using glossy accents.
- Cut a strip of ribbon and attach it to the box using double stick tape. If you look close you can see that my ribbon placement was off center. That’s my life story. LOL! I made up for it by adding longer holly and pine sections further over on the wider side of the box.
- Attach the poinsettia to the box with glossy accents.
- Finish by tucking the holly and pine under the poinsettia and attaching with glossy accents.
Deer and Pine Pillow Box
- Cut a piece of designer paper and attach it around the box with double stick tape. Note: The deer and pine paper inspired me to use the pine branches and deer on this masculine box.
- Use green cardstock to cut the pine branches and white cardstock to cut the deer.
- Use a small brush to apply white paint to the tips of pine branches and set aside to dry.
- Apply light brown over the whole deer body using a mini applicator.
- Apply darker brown ink on the antlers, feet and body.
- Arrange and attach the pine branches to the box using glossy accents.
- Finish the box by attaching the deer to the pine arrangement using glossy accents.
Here is the package of premade pillow boxes. The boxes are 4.75″ x 2.75″ x 1.
Do you have lots of ideas for how you could decorate these pillow gift boxes? The possibilities are endless and the boxes can be decorated for lots of different occasions and themes.
Decorating pillow gift boxes are so much fun for the holidays.