It’s time for another treat box! Today I have Love Bug Pillow Boxes to share with you – just in time for Valentine’s Day! 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 a few different ways – you can make these with or without the peekaboo window, and you can make them with or without a cutting machine.
I used my Cricut Explore and the Print then Cut feature to make my boxes. My machine was able to cut out the peekaboo window for me – my favorite part of these boxes! It’s so fun to see the little candies inside! I filled my red love bug boxes with red m&m’s and filled my pink boxes with pink m&ms. You could also use skittles, candy hearts, fruit snacks or pink goldfish!
Below is the tutorial, and at the end of the post, you’ll find the 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!
Supplies Needed for Love Bug Pillow Boxes
- Free printables – located at the end of this post
- White card stock
- Cutting machine or Scissors and X-Acto knife
- Clear craft plastic
- Score board and stylus
Step One: Print the free printable pillow boxes and cut them out by hand. If you want to add the cute peekaboo window, use an X-Acto knife and carefully cut the two sides of the heart out.
I used my Cricut Explore and the Print then Cut feature. I opened the free printable file in Cricut Design Space and sized it so I could fit two boxes on one page. After it was printed, my machine cut them out, including the peekaboo window :)
Step Two: 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. My Martha Stewart scoring board doesn’t seem to be available anymore, but if you are looking for a nice scoring board, I’ve linked to another one that is very similar in my “Supplies Needed” section at the end of this post.
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.
Step Three: If your boxes have the peekaboo window, add a square piece of craft plastic to the inside of the box. I used Scor-Tape which is my favorite adhesive to use for treat boxes. You could also use a tape runner or a glue stick.
Step Four: Adhere the side of the pillow box together and fold the ends in. The treat box is finished!!
These little boxes are so cute! 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!
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