Hello lovely C.R.A.F.T. readers! My name is Rachel and I blog over at Lines Across. I’m happy to start contributing some seasonal printables here, starting with these cute printable vampire bat pillow boxes. Creating and sharing fun gift boxes and printables is one of my favorite things. In fact, I just started a second website called Let’s Wrap Stuff that is devoted to all things gift wrap related.
Pillow boxes are some of the easiest boxes to make, because they require very little cutting and you only have to glue/tape them in one place. They also store flat and take up no space, and when you’re ready to use them, you can just pop them into place. I’ve shared a number of other Halloween themed pillow boxes this year including friendly monsters, jack-o-lanterns, mummies, Dracula, and Frankenstein.
What you need:
- Free Printable
- White Cardstock (I used 65 lb.)
- Scissors and Glue
- (Optional – an X-ACTO knife)
What you do:
1. Download and print the free PDF.
2. Cut out the pillow boxes and bat wings. Try to cut carefully so that you leave as much of the black or gray outline as possible without leaving any white.
3. Fold along the two long lines. Then score along the rounded lines at the top and bottoms of the boxes (4 total per box). To score you can trace along the lines with one end of your scissors or the back side of an X-ACTO knife. Test somewhere else first to make sure you aren’t pressing so hard as to cut all the way through the cardstock.
4. Secure the tab on the side of the box with glue. You could also use double sided tape, but glue will be stronger when the pox is pillowed. Now attach the bat wings to the back of the box. I cut the wings into to halves to make them stick out further. When the glue is dry, gently fold the edges of the wings along the side of the box so that the wings will stick straight out from the sides. Fold in the tabs and fill with candy.
These boxes are generally small and are the perfect size for small treats and candies. Each box can hold about 25 m&ms.