I love having things on hand to create small gifts. For those planned events and those unexpected happenings, these kraft pillow boxes with white polka dots make a great party favor, treat holder or gift card packaging. These pre-made, kraft pillow boxes are easy to dress up and are very affordable. You get 10 boxes for $5. Add some ribbon, a belly band or diecut — and you’ve got a really cute gift in minutes.
It is really easy to change the color, too. Using the direct to paper technique, I applied Blueberry Bushel ink by dragging the ink pad across the pillow box.
At first, it looks like an inky mess. Using a tissue or paper towel, spread the ink into the creases and folds, and then wiped away the excess ink to make those polka dots pop! I just love polka dots. And, this two-tones of Blueberry Bushel ink are just fun!
For the belly band, I used a strip of Granny Apple Green cardstock cut 2″ wide by 8.5″ long. I folded and pinched the belly band around the pillow box, taking care to ensure that it would slide off easily. Then, I applied some tear & tape adhesive to secure the one end of the belly band over the other end.
To create the rainbow foil, I scribbled by Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers on silver foil card stock and allowed it to dry before die cutting. Rainbow colors I used are: Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy.
I applied some fine-tip glue pen in the middle of the diecut word “celebrate” and attached it to the belly band. Alternatively, I could have applied a small 1″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the area directly behind the letters “ebra” of the diecut word “celebrate”.
Now, this festive packaging is ready for the next special occasion that comes my way! It is just the right size for adding some goodies and a gift card — something I know that the recipient with enjoy!
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Until next time, sending crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!