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Garden Vegetable Seed Pillow Boxes

Easter | Spring Crafts | Treat Boxes

Learn how to make sweet vegetable seed pillow boxes! These printable boxes are simple to put together and feature 14 different garden vegetables.

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Vegetable seed treat boxes sit next to flowers and watering can.

Hello Crafty Friends! Looking for a sweet treat box? I have just the thing! These cute vegetable seed pillow boxes are perfect as we head into the spring and summer months. I designed these pillow boxes to each feature a different vegetable from the garden. Carrots, beets, lettuce, radishes, summer squash and more! 

Pillow boxes are a quick and simple treat box that looks adorable when done. These printable boxes only require two supplies – white cardstock and adhesive. Tools like a scoring board and paper trimmer will make assembling them even quicker. 

Each pillow box measures about 2.5″ x 4″ and stores flat. When it’s time to use, just pop in the bottom of the box and fill it with sweets, treats or a small gift. I filled my boxes with jellybeans to look like seeds!

A wooden box filled with paper seed boxes designed to look like vegetable seed boxes.

Vegetable Seed Treat Boxes

Vegetables Included

Each box features a different vegetable and a hand-drawn watercolor illustration. The boxes include 14 vegetables; beet, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onion, pumpkin, radishes, snap pea, sweet corn, squash, tomato and turnip. Together they make a colorful group of treat boxes that look cute displayed together or on their own. 

Thirteen vegetable seed treat boxes lay on a wooden table with flowers.

Vegetable seed treat boxes sit in a wooden box next to flowers.

Peter Rabbit Easter Surprise

Since Easter is right around the corner, I was thinking of Peter Rabbit when I created these vegetable treat boxes! I chose vegetables like carrots, radishes, lettuce and turnips that Peter would have found in Mr. McGregor’s garden. A few years ago I made Peter Rabbit-themed baskets for my kids and included thew new Peter Rabbit books written by Emma Thompson. It would have been so cute to include these vegetable treat boxes filled with different sweets!

Easter basket filled with Peter Rabbit-themed items and vegetable treat boxes.

Learn how to make the Easter basket liner pictured above following my DIY Easter Basket Liner Tutorial.

Supplies Needed:

Printable vegetable seed boxes, scissors and double-sided tape.

A scoring board, stylus and paper trimmer.

How to Assemble the Pillow Boxes

Step One: Print the boxes on white cardstock and cut them out. I printed my boxes on 110lb white cardstock, but use whatever works well with your printer. The boxes will work best with paper that is 65lb or heavier. I used my paper trimmer to cut the straight edges and a small precision scissors to cut the rest. 

A paper trimmer cutting the pillow boxes out.

Two pillow boxes cut out lay next to a small precision tip scissors.

Step Two: Score the boxes along the fold lines. Use a scoring board and stylus to score along the two straight fold lines. To score along the curved edges, I used my largest embossing stylus and a self-healing mat. I went over the curved lines, pressing firmly, a few times with my stylus. 

A bone folder is used to score the pillow boxes.

A scoring stylus is used to score the curved lines of the pillow boxes.

Gently fold the boxes along the score lines.

Pillow boxes folded along the score lines.

Step Three: Use adhesive to form the pillow box. Place a strip of double-side tape along the tab, then connect the box.

Double-sided tape added to the tabs of two pillow boxes.

The pillow boxes taped together to form a tube.

Step Four: Fold in the bottom of the box and fill with sweets or small gifts. I like to fold the bottom of the box so the back of the box folds in under the top. I love using candy like jellybeans or M&Ms that look like seeds. Since the paper used is most likely not food-safe, you may want to place treats like jellybeans in a bag before putting them in the box. 

The pillow boxes lay closed on a table.

A wooden box holds paper pillow boxes designed to look like vegetable seed packets.

How to Download the Printable Seed Boxes

These printable boxes are available in my Etsy shop and include a picture tutorial that is add-free! Thank you for supporting my small business :) 

Purchase this file from my shop! Thank you for supporting my small business :)

More Treat Boxes

I love creating treat boxes, especially pillow boxes! Be sure to check out my Flower Seed Pillow Boxes and Greenhouse Gift Boxes along with my entire collection of DIY Treat Boxes.

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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