Friday, February 4, 2011

Pillow Box Valentine's Day Treat Holder

Each year I try to make a different treat holder for Valentine's Day to help out all those room mothers out there ;)  Since my boys are 18 & 23 I don't get to play room mother anymore but maybe in about 5-6 years I can play room grandma - LOL!!

Anyway, here is a typical pillow box holder shrunk down a bit. The size will vary depending on how large you want to print it out.  I printed mine approx. 5 3/8 x 4 5/8" for a finished inside diameter is approx. 2.5x 2.25.  The outside is a bit longer if you include the pointy ends.  I was able to fit 4 pieces of Dove Chocolate hearts to give you an idea of what you can fit inside. 

I left them plain because I wanted you to see the stamping but you could add ribbons, tags, or other embellishments to spice them up a bit.  You could use these not only for Valentine's Day but they are great anytime you want to give a small gift, treat or other goodie.  Simply change the stamps and embellishments and you're set to go!

Pillow Treat Boxes


Pattern (above)
Stamps - Feb 2011 Get Inked Stamps
Distress Inks
Ink Blending Tool
Bone Folder
Chocolate ;)


1. Print out your treat boxes on cardstock...

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2. Trim the boxes so you have a bit of extra cardstock on all sides.

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3. Flip the pattern over and stamp desired images on the back.  Once you have finished stamping, trim the excess paper.

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4. Use the bone folder and crease all of the dotted lines.

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5. Add a bit of adhesive to the small flap, fold the box in the center and attach the flap.

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6. Squeeze the box so it opens slightly and fold in both flaps on one end.

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7. Fill with treats or other goodies and fold the remaining two flaps in to close and secure.

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8. Add any extra embellishments if desired.

And you're treats are ready to bring a smile to any one's face!

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  1. Roni -

    This is so sweet. Thank you so much for the template. This is perfect for earrings, and small pieces of jewelry. What I like is that you can stamp and embellish to fit the gift or the person you are giving it to. Thank you again.

    Elaine Allen

  2. You did a great job with this. Thanks so much.

  3. Love this project. I also wanted to say my copy of your book arrived today and its fantastic! Can't wait to try out some of the techniques.

  4. Roni, thanks for sharing the template!

  5. Love these! Quick & easy & cute as can be. Thanks for sharing the pattern & ideas with us!

  6. Cute little treat boxes and perfect to tuck in Hershey kisses or Dove chocolates. I'm going to dd's house this week and will have to whip one of these ups for Valentines Day!lalib

  7. Roni, I learn something every time I visit your site. I have a pillow box pattern, so was merely scrolling through the pictures when I stopped -- Roni uses a cork mat for scoring. Brilliant!

  8. Thanks for the template!! I used it today!!


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