Easy Masculine Pillow Box

Every year around Father’s Day, my dad tells me not to get him anything.  I’ve never listened to him, but in an attempt to honor his wishes, I try not to go overboard.  I get him something small that lets him know I’m thinking about him and concentrate my efforts on pretty (yet manly) packaging instead.  This little pillow box is easy to make and can be filled with a handful of dad’s favorite treats.

Start by die-cutting the pillow box from Basis Blue Cardstock.  If you do not have a die like this, you can also use your Silhouette (this design would work), the pillow box punchboard, or even a printable template from the internet.

Stamp a pattern on both pillow box die-cuts with Versamark ink or Perfect Medium.  I chose a constellation pattern (Hero Arts “Constellation Background”) as a backdrop for my globe-shaped tag.

Apply Perfect Pearls (Ranger) to the ink using a soft, fluffy brush and wipe away any excess.  I chose Biscotti pearl pigment powder because it was a nice happy medium between gold and silver…ideal for stars!

Assemble your pillow box by adhering the seams with a strong liquid glue like Tombow Mono Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.

Die-cut the globe shape from Aqua Basis Cardstock.  Using sponge daubers, color the land masses and edges with Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, respectively.

Stamp a sentiment (SSS) on a strip of White Basis Cardstock in deep black ink.  Trim both ends with scissors to form flag ends.

Adhere the sentiment to the globe die-cut with foam adhesive, strategically placing the squares so that they’ll remain invisible from both the front and the back.  Feed natural twine through the hole in the top of the globe to form a tag.

Fill the box with goodies for dad, tie a bow around it to hold it shut, and attach the tag to the ribbon by its twine.  Since the design is fairly generic, it works for birthdays or any time the occasion calls for a little masculine packaging!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I would love to hear your comments!

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