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St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Pillow Boxes

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Grab these free St. Patrick’s Day printables and create your own St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Treat Boxes. Fill them with small sweets and treats!

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St. Patrick's Day pillow box treat boxes lay on a wooden table with little green shamrocks around them. The boxes have a picture of a shamrock plant on them with the words "Shamrock Planting Seeds" on them.

Create these fun shamrock treat boxes for St. Patrick’s Day! They are quick and easy to put together using my free printable! They are designed to look like little shamrock seed boxes. I chose to fill mine with green jellybeans, to look like seeds, but any small candy would work. You could even fill them with gold coins or stickers! 

Pillow boxes are fun treat boxes that are the perfect size for holding small gifts and treats! They only have one tab that needs to be adhered making them one of the easiest boxes to assemble!

You can make them using decorative paper or use printables like these to make special boxes for holidays and events. If you enjoy making these, be sure to check out my other pillow box printables, like these cute Harry Potter Pillow Boxes and my Love Bug Pillow Boxes.

St. Patrick's Day pillow box treat boxes lay on a wooden table with little green shamrocks around them. The boxes have a picture of a shamrock plant on them with the words "Shamrock Planting Seeds" on them.

Below is the tutorial and free printables! There are two boxes on each printable page and the finished boxes measure about 3.75″ long, corner to corner, and 1.5″ wide.

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Pillow Box

Supplies Needed

Printable Shamrock Treat Box files lay on a table with a scissors and double-sided tape.

Step by Step Tutorial

Step 1: Print and cut out the pillow boxes.

Grab the free printable boxes and print them on white cardstock. I like to print my treat boxes on 110lb cardstock. Cut out the boxes using a scissors and paper trimmer. You can use a paper trimmer on the straight edges. I like to trim the outline on the left side of the box off as you can see in the picture below.

A paper trimmer is used to trim the printable boxes.

Printable pillow boxes sit on a table. The words "outline trimmed off on the left side" with an arrow pointing to the left side of the treat boxes.

Cut out the rest of the box with scissors. 

Two pillow boxes cut out lay on a table with a white scissors.

Step 2: Fold along the dotted lines!

Start by folding the treat box in half along the center dotted line.

The Shamrock pillow box is folded in half along the dotted fold line.

Next, fold the tab over the top of the box along the dotted line.

The tab on the printable shamrock box is folded to over.

To fold along the curved parts of the treat box, I find it easiest to trace the dotted lines with an embossing stylus. This will score the curved edges making it easier to gently fold along the curved lines.

A scoring stylus is used to trace the curved lines of the pillow boxes on top of a black self-healing mat.

Two Shamrock pillow boxes are folded along their fold lines.

Step 3: Adhere the sides of the treat box together.

Use double-sided tape, glue or a tape runner to adhere the left side of the box together. You will want to use a strong adhesive so it stays together after you fill the boxes! I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape.

Double-sided tape is adhered to the tabs of the Shamrock treat boxes. Two rolls of tape lay next to the boxes on a table.

Two shamrock treat boxes lay on a table. They are adhered on the left side.

Push in the bottom of the box and it is ready to be filled with candy or small treats! The paper you use will most likely not be “food safe” so you may want to put unwrapped candy in a tiny plastic baggie or choose wrapped food. If making these for kids, they are the perfect size for stickers, plastic cold coins, and tiny toys. 

Two fully assembled St. Patrick's Day Shamrock pillow boxes lay on a table.

Have fun making these cute pillow boxes and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Check out my other St. Patrick’s Day crafts for even more fun tutorials and printables!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

Get the Free Shamrock Printable Pillow Boxes!

Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)

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  1. I’ve been trying for over an hour to find out how to download the St. Patrick’s Day Pillow boxes and for the life of me it keeps me going in circles and can not find the download button. Can you help me please?

    1. Hi! I’m so sorry you’re having trouble downloading the file. In the library, make sure you’re selecting the black “Download” button and not the blue underlined link under the picture of the pillow boxes. The blue link will take you back to the tutorial. If you’d like to send me an email at kimberly@craftingcheerfully.com, I’d be happy to email you the file :)

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