A “Owly” Cute Pillow Box with Jennifer Priest

The “Big Day” is less than a week away and you’re probably wrapping and shopping and shipping and shaping in preparation! This year I find myself giving lots of “little” gifts – earrings, small bottles of lotion, trinkets, and gift cards. I have been shopping it up at a few craft fairs this season! I love how many handmade vendors package their wares in kraft colored pillow boxes – so practical and clean. 

That said, I feel like giving my friends and family a pile of plain kraft pillow boxes is kind of bland. So if you’re like me and you’re fond of the red and green under your tree, here’s a cute way to dress up a pillow box or any other gift box for those dainty little gifts this year:


1. Punch 5 scalloped circles from red paper. Adhere two towards the bottom third of the pillow box using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Ahdere the other 3 circles across the top of the 2 circles, covering them halfway to form the chest feathers on the “owl”.

2. Punch 2 circles from white cardstock. Adhere to the top of the pillow box with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to make the “eyes”. Using a Tombow Dual Brush Pen in Black to draw pupils in the middle of each white eyeball.

3. Punch 1 circle from green cardstock and cut it in half. Adhere each half to the top of each white circle to make eye lids, slightly covering the pupils.

4. Punch 1 large circle from green cardstock and cut in half. Using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, adhere the halves to the back of the pillow box with the curved sides facing up to form “wings”.

5. Cut a strip of red felt about 1″ wide and 15″ long. Wrap around the “neck” of the owl and tie into place. Tack with a small dab of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue under the knot. Cut the ends of the felt strip into fringe to form a scarf.

6. Cut a triangle from orange cardstock and adhere to the middle of the owl face to form a nose using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

7. Stamp the back of the box with a greeting or “to/from” box.

8. Punch snowflakes from a scrap of paper and add to the box with bling centers, if desired.

Hope this inspires you to dress up that little gifty and make it extra special. Plus, the kids can help with this craft! If you want to make your own boxes from scratch, check out this post from Tombow Team Member Debbie Fisher: Gift Boxes by Debbie Fisher.

Happy Creating :)

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