Wedding pillow boxes are a great option for wedding favors. Anyone can make these little containers, using card stock in the wedding colors. Fill your pillow pouches with candies, chocolates or beaded accessories and lay at each place setting for guests to find as they take their seats. Nature-loving brides and grooms can also use plantable seed paper to encourage wedding guests to go the eco-friendly route. Name tags can be added to each favor box to double as place cards.
- 8 1/2" by 11" cardstock (another option: plantable seed paper)
- Craft knife
- Glue or double-sided tape
- Cutting mat (optional)
- Ribbons (optional)
- Other craft embellishments such as flowers, buttons (optional)
Obtain a printable pillow box template. Pillow box templates in different designs and colors are available for downloading and printing from various craft websites. Choose the design you want, download and print on card stock. Use medium to heavyweight card stock to give your boxes more strength and durability.
Lay the printed card stock flat on a clean work surface. Position a ruler along the straight dotted lines of the box. With the blade side of a craft knife facing upward, score along the dotted lines of the box body. The crease will allow you to effortlessly create a straight, even and smooth fold later. With the same knife position, score along the dotted lines of the end flaps as well. You can't use a ruler here though, because the end flaps are curved; you simply have to crease freehand.
Position the ruler along the lines for the edges of the box's body. With the ruler as guide, use the knife to cut along the lines in a straight, even motion. Fold the edge of the box body that you scored earlier and attach to the other side of the body. Use glue or double-sided tape to join the edges.
Cut along the curved flaps with a pair of scissors. Fold the flaps along the curved creases to complete the box.
Tie a ribbon around the box and create a bow to finish. Add other trimmings such as flowers or buttons to decorate the box.