{Washi Tape} Book Page Pillow Boxes for Mother’s Day Gifts

It feels as if there are countless gift giving opportunities in the spring:  Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Graduation and all of the birthdays!  I’m not sure about you but I like to give gifts to more than just my mom and mother-in-law on Mother’s Day.  I like to include my sisters, sisters-in-law, friends and my kids Godmothers.  That ends up being a lot of gifts so I try to keep it simple.  This year I am making these easy, washi tape pillow boxes for the Mother’s Day gifts but they can be used for any occasion!
To make these pillow boxes I used an old book, card board tubes, a glue stick and washi tape.

I tore pages out of the book, glued them to the card board tube and trimmed off any extra paper.  Next, I pressed the edges of the tube toward the center to close the ends.  Then, I put a strip of washi tape around the tube.
For inside the tube, I cut thin strips of kraft paper and hand wrote a message for the recipient.  I attached a piece of washi tape to the end of the strip and twisted it around a pencil so that it is curly.
The tubes can be stuffed with chocolates, a Anthropologie Multitude Knockoff Headband, lip balm and of course the curly note.  Add whatever you want but remember that there isn’t much room!
Leave the washi tape tab from the curly note sticking out the end.
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Comments

  1. Trish Butler says:

    I hate to tear up a book, but these are so great. It might get someone back to reading. You can only hope. I am alway saving tp rolls and this is a great use for them. I’m a die hard recycler. Love the wasi tape also. Thanks

  2. this is such a fabulous idea thank you for sharing is amazing!

  3. This is such a cute idea. I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  4. Can I just say how much I love this?! Because I do. It has so many personalized touches and would make anyone feel like a million bucks to get it. I am in love with the washi tape you used, especially the part connected to the twirly message :) Thanks for joining in the fun at Point of View!

  5. I just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring this awesome gift idea on my blog later today. Thanks for linking to the Teacher Appreciation POV link party. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. What a simple and super cute idea!!

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays on May 7th! Hope to see you there! (www.watchoutmartha.net )

  7. Love this idea! Visiting from Whipperberry and I’ve pinned this idea on my Vintage Book Crafts board.
    Mary

  8. I just saw your awesome project featured and Whipperberry, so I popped back in to congratulate you on the feature!! I loved it when you posted it and love it now!! Such a cute and creative project!
    xo Becca

  9. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I really like the book page idea, though I suppose you could use pretty scrapbook paper as well. So many ways to customize!

  10. I love these! What a great way to package small gifts. Thanks for linking to the Point of View linky party.

  11. These are all kinds of awesome, Tonia! I love them! Thanks for linking up to Point of View :)

  12. This is such a wonderful idea! I LOVE the gorgeous washi tape you used. And you could add jewelry or any other small gift- what a fun package.
    xoxo,
    Amy
    p.s. Thanks for linking up to Point of View

  13. What a great idea!

  14. Too cute! I just love the presentation. I’m doing a Wacky for Washi Tape Week this week on my blog–I hope you will drop by and check out some of the project ideas. Have a great day
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  15. These are a great way to use the empty paper tubes and books that can’t be read anymore. thank you very much for sharing

  16. Tonia, I just LOVE those! I bet you could squish a gift card in them as well. I’m definitely making them for Mother’s Day!

  17. Genius! What a wonderful idea for so many things. I send packages to my kids often. I like to include something fun. The twirly messages fit the bill in addition to the pillow box. Really cute!

  18. So cute!

  19. I’ve been on a book page craft kick lately preparing for a party. I still have a few pages left and these would be perfect gifts for some of my friends!

  20. You managed to make toilet paper towel holders look pretty! I am super impressed. This is such a cute idea!

  21. Very pretty!

  22. What a cute, fun idea! I’ve got to get on the ball with teacher gifts – and heaven knows we are going through the TP around here, ha!!

  23. What a gorgeous idea!

  24. Oh these are just too cute!!! I really need some washi tape!

  25. VERY cute! Must find some of that amazing tape. The possibilities are endless C:

  26. What a sweet idea. I love the use of book pages in anything!

  27. LOVE this!

  28. Just gorgeous Tonia. Really cute idea. We’ve only really got Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day is in September here. My worst time for gift giving is November with both kid’s birthdays falling then and then whammo, it’s Christmas!

    Anne xx

  29. Love the pop of color the washi tape gives. Very clever idea. :)

  30. Love your idea!

  31. Very nice – well made!

  32. I LOVE this idea! The saying is so sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  33. These are so cute! Love the message!

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