I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Pillow Gift Boxes


Looking for a creative Valentines day class treat or teacher gift box? Just stuff some candy and a note in it and send them along with your child. Or you can stuff truffles, cookie, mini soaps or chocolate and it makes a cute little teacher gift .   Also, cute Valentines day Party favor.  You can cover these with scrapbook paper for any occasion and use this idea year round.
You will need:
toilet paper roll, scrapbook paper or gift wrap, scissors and glue.


First, you will flatten the roll as shown.
Then you will trace the width of the roll onto your scrapbooking paper.
Then you cut it doubling the length so it can go around the whole roll. Glue it.
Next you will fold in the sides as shown above. 
Don't fold in the sides before covering it with paper.
I did this only for you to see a clear picture of the sides folded in.

Here you have all the fun pillow boxes embellished with ribbon and tags.  You can use this various ways here are two great examples, Love Coupons Activity or Teacher Gift

16 comments:

  1. So cute and easy! Great project~

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  2. Thx, I love that they are so versatile for various occassions

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  3. Those are adorable!!! Where are those papers from? I know I have some of the hearts and lines, but I don't think it is Luxe paper. I can't remember where the heart one came from. Anyways, those are really cute!

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  4. Thanks Julie. I bought these maybe a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby and Joann's. Nothing fancy:)

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  5. Wow. Who knew?! Very cute. Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  6. I love these!! I've been wanting to make some of these but haven't had a reason. Apparently, 5th graders don't celebrate Valentine's day anymore. :(

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  7. erin how sad. mine are little so i need to get all my crafting creativity out b/4 3rd grade (their boys).
    i am giving these v-day gift boxes to teachers w/ cake balls in them.

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  8. Love this post!!! You must share it at my linky party! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I'm putting this in the "some people are so brilliant" category. How fun! Can't wait to copy your clever idea.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  10. Great idea! Everyone has a ton of TP rolls laying around...LOL!
    ~Tonia @thegunnysack

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  11. Thank you for sharing this great idea

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  12. These are adorable! I found you through The Blackberry Vine. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. I was wandering through "Real Simple" and found my way to you. This is lovely, simple, upcycled craft which I will be making later today. :) Thank you!

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    XO, Aimee

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  15. So cute! You'd never know they started as TP rolls! I love the papers you used to cover them...great choices. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!

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