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Love Bug Pillow Boxes – Valentine’s Day Printables

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Create a cute Valentine’s Day Pillow Boxes to give to family and friends! Grab these free printable love bug boxes and fill them with candy! You can make these by hand or use the print-then-cut feature of your cutting machine.

Valentine's Day pillow boxes with cute love bugs on them. Roses and hearts around them.

It’s time for another treat box! Today I have these fun Valentine’s Day Pillow Boxes to share with you. I love pillow boxes because they are so easy to make and are a great size for small candies!

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I designed these so they can be made two different ways – you can make these with or without the peekaboo window, and you can make them with or without a cutting machine.

For some of my boxes, I used my Cricut Explore and the Print then Cut feature. My machine was able to cut out the peekaboo windows for me. It’s so fun to see the little treats inside! 

Valentine's Day pillow boxes with cute love bugs on them. Roses and hearts around them.

The other boxes I cut by hand and used the free printable PDF I created. There’s no need to cut out the peekaboo window because the design features cute ladybug spots.

Below is the tutorial, and at the end of the post, you’ll find the link to my free printables. I love Valentine’s Day crafts and have a few more fun projects for the holiday coming up. You can check out my other Valentine’s Day projects from the last couple years – I have a few more treat boxes that are great for larger treats!

Valentine's Day pillow boxes with cute love bugs on them. Roses and hearts around them.

DIY Valentine’s Day Pillow Boxes

Supplies Needed

  • Free printables – Link located at the end of this post
  • White card stock
  • Cutting machine or Scissors and X-Acto knife
  • Clear craft plastic
  • Scor-tape
  • Score board and stylus

Supplies to make the Love Bug Pillow Boxes including free printable.

Step by Step Tutorial

Step One: Cut out the boxes!

PDF: Print the free printable pillow boxes and cut them out using a paper trimmer or by hand. Use a hold punch to punch out the half-circle holes.

Free printable love bug pillow boxes trimmed with paper trimmer.

Love Bug Pillow Boxes cut out. Scissors and hole punch lay nearby.

JPEG for PRINT THEN CUT: You can also use your cutting machine to cut out these boxes and the little wing peekaboo windows. I used my Cricut Explore and the Print then Cut feature. When you open the file in your cutting software, erase the background and the the two wings.

Print then Cut Love Bug Pillow Boxes on a Cricut Standard Mat.

Step Two: Score along the vertical lines and fold.

Once the boxes are cut out, score them along the vertical dotted lines. I like to use a scoring board and stylus to create smoother and more precise folds. 

Love Bug Printable box on a scoring board.

Score along the curved dotted lines using a stylus and a cutting mat. If you don’t have a stylus you can use something else with a rounded point like the end of a paintbrush. It just can’t be too sharp or you’ll pierce the paper.

Love Bug Printable Valentine's Day box on a mat with a stylus scoring the curved edges.

Gently fold along all of the fold lines.

 

Valentine's Day pillow boxes folded along score lines ready to be assembled.

Step Three: Cover the peekaboo windows.

If your boxes have the peekaboo window, add a piece of craft plastic or vellum to the inside of the box. I used Scor-Tape, my go-to adhesive for treat boxes. You could also use a tape runner or a glue stick.

Love Bug Valentine's Day Pillow Box assembled with vellum in the treat box window.

Love Bug Valentine's Day Pillow Box assembled with vellum in the treat box window.

Step Four: Adhere the sides of the pillow box together and fold the ends in. 

Use double sided tape to adhere the side of the pillow boxes together. 

Love Bug Pillow Box assembled and ready to be closed.

DIY Love Bug Valentine's Day Pillow BoxValentine's Day pillow boxes with cute love bugs on them. Roses and hearts around them.

Valentine's Day pillow boxes with cute love bugs on them. Roses and hearts around them.

These little boxes are so cute! Fill them with sweet treats, craft items, small gifts – anything small enough to fit. Remember the paper you are using is most likely not food safe, so you may want to use wrapped candies and foods.

Lovebug Valentine's Day Pillow box with To and From place to write.

I’m looking forward to gifting these to my friends and I know my kids will love them. :) I’ll be back soon with another Valentine’s Day craft!

Valentine's Day pillow boxes with cute love bugs on them. Roses and hearts around them.

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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