DIY Pillow Box Tutorial by Botanical Paperworks
I've always provided ordinary jewelry gift boxes when selling jewelry. But when I started to sell my designs online, those ready made boxes would not do as they aren't flat enough for Canada Post's "slot of doom"  (see my past post How to Package and Ship Jewelry).

So I use pillow boxes.  Even if you don't sell jewelry, they make a great alternative to regular boxes if you like making them for gifts.

Not only are they elegant, they could be shipped flat without looking weird as you can see from the comparative picture below :

If you really like them but don't want to buy them in bulk then make them yourself! Use any of the tutorials mentioned here. If you like to custom the look, decorate them with ribbons, paint, stickers  and so on.

I especially  like Botannical Paperwork's tutorial  pictured above.  There are so many pretty scrapbook paper designs to choose from if you aren't into plain boxes made from cardstock.  The pillow box is quick to make you can also use a CD disc is used to make the rounded edge and score the folds.

It's so much easier to see it done, right? So check out this video tutorial (updated)

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips