Love Bug Pillow Boxes – Valentine’s Day Printables
Create a cute Valentine’s Day Pillow Boxes to give to family and friends! Grab these free printable love bug boxes and fill them with candy! You can make these by hand or use the print-then-cut feature of your cutting machine.
It’s time for another treat box! Today I have these fun Valentine’s Day Pillow Boxes to share with you. I love pillow boxes because they are so easy to make and are a great size for small candies!
I designed these so they can be made two different ways – you can make these with or without the peekaboo window, and you can make them with or without a cutting machine.
For some of my boxes, I used my Cricut Explore and the Print then Cut feature. My machine was able to cut out the peekaboo windows for me. It’s so fun to see the little treats inside!
The other boxes I cut by hand and used the free printable PDF I created. There’s no need to cut out the peekaboo window because the design features cute ladybug spots.
Below is the tutorial, and at the end of the post, you’ll find the link to my free printables. I love Valentine’s Day crafts and have a few more fun projects for the holiday coming up. You can check out my other Valentine’s Day projects from the last couple years – I have a few more treat boxes that are great for larger treats!
DIY Valentine’s Day Pillow Boxes
- Free printables – Grab the free files by filling out the purple form at the end of this post.
- White card stock – I used Neenah 110lb white paper
- Paper trimmer, scissors
- X-Acto knife or Cutting Machine
- Clear Craft Plastic
- Double sided tape – I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Scoring Board
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Cut out the boxes!
PDF: Print the free printable pillow boxes and cut them out using a paper trimmer or by hand. Use a hold punch to punch out the half-circle holes.
JPEG for PRINT THEN CUT: You can also use your cutting machine to cut out these boxes and the little wing peekaboo windows. I used my Cricut Explore and the Print then Cut feature. When you open the file in your cutting software, erase the background and the the two wings.
Step Two: Score along the vertical lines and fold.
Once the boxes are cut out, score them along the vertical dotted lines. I like to use a scoring board and stylus to create smoother and more precise folds.
Score along the curved dotted lines using a stylus and a cutting mat. If you don’t have a stylus you can use something else with a rounded point like the end of a paintbrush. It just can’t be too sharp or you’ll pierce the paper.
Gently fold along all of the fold lines.
Step Three: Cover the peekaboo windows.
If your boxes have the peekaboo window, add a piece of craft plastic or vellum to the inside of the box. I used Scor-Tape, my go-to adhesive for treat boxes. You could also use a tape runner or a glue stick.
Step Four: Adhere the sides of the pillow box together and fold the ends in.
Use double sided tape to adhere the side of the pillow boxes together.
These little boxes are so cute! Fill them with sweet treats, craft items, small gifts – anything small enough to fit. Remember the paper you are using is most likely not food safe, so you may want to use wrapped candies and foods.
I’m looking forward to gifting these to my friends and I know my kids will love them. :) I’ll be back soon with another Valentine’s Day craft!
Get the Free Love Bug Pillow Box Files!
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)
I really enjoyed reading this blog. It was explained and structured with perfection of Pillow boxes.
Thank you!! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this craft! :)