Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop: Pillow Box

I love blog hopping and one of my favorite blogs to hop along with every month is blog hop. She and her designers are so incredibly talented, it's a joy to look at their amazing creations!
The blog challenge was to make a goodie bag or 3D item for a holiday, any holiday.
I love all the fall/winter holidays, but I chose Halloween since that's the next big celebration and I haven't done anything Halloween in a really long time.
I really like re-using things as much as possible until there is nothing left and I recently saw this idea on YouTube so I decided to give it a try.

I came up with a pillow box.
     The supplies I used were:
 1 TP roll
 2 coordinating patterned papers
 the Cricut cartridge Happily Ever After
 liquid glass by CTMH
 and googly eyes.
The base paper is cut at 4X5.5 and the stripes are also cut at 5.5
 The strip of owl and the words were one piece of paper before I cut them up. Then I fussy cut the little owl out, but ended up not using it.
Use a strong adhesive and attach the base layer paper to the roll however you plan.
Flatten the roll. Then get a strong adhesive and fold one of the top sides in. It will make it's own natural curve. You'll need to hold it for a bit and squeeze tight so it holds it shape well. Then add the adhesive and hold a bit longer. I shoved a foam paint brush in the other end to help me keep the ends together as the adhesive set.
This is how I decorated my box. The owl is cut out at 1 and 3/4 with the Disney happily Ever After cartridge. 

I added some liquid glass to the words and to the outline of my top layer on my owl, just to make it pop a bit. Then added the googly eyes.
I'm planning on making more of these for my little girls home pre-k class that we do with friends, and just stuff them with some candies. I just haven't decided how to close the top after they are full. I'm thinking I'll either staple them or just leave it open and add some ribbon, We'll see.....

I've also made a really fun little album with some TP rolls that I will hopefully post later this week. But I just thought this was a great idea and great way to use up the rolls. Also used them as chipboard!
Have a great week


  1. Great pillow box, the owl is so cute! Thanks for joining Robyn's My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop!!

  2. CUTE pillow box! Your girl's friends will LOVE this! Great resources! Thank you for joining in on the fun at My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop! :o)


  3. So cute--I love your owl! Thanks for linking up with the Pinkalicious Blog Hop :)

  4. Adorable pillow box, love the owl!!