DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes

Today I have a quick and easy Valentine’s Day project to share with you: DIY Valentine’s pillow boxes! These cute little pillows boxes are the perfect way to spread a bit of love on Valentine’s Day; fill them with candy, or add a love note, and pass them out! They only take about ten minutes to make and you only need an empty toilet paper tube, a strip of paper, and some string!

DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes: Turn an empty toilet paper tube into a Valentine pillow box in under ten minutes!

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DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes

Here’s what you need to make your own pillow box valentines:

  • empty toilet paper tube
  • colored paper
  • baker’s twine
  • scissors
  • glue stick

NOTE: If you’re worried about using a toilet paper tube for this project, you can cut an empty paper towel tube or wrapping paper tube down to the correct size, or make a similarly sized tube out of cardstock and start with that instead! Or here is how to make a gorgeous lace pillow box out of cardstock with a Cricut Maker!

Start by flattening the toilet paper tube, and press the creases on either side flat. Let the tube pop back open slightly, then push the top of the tube down in towards the middle, so that it creates a rounded fold.

DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes: Turn an empty toilet paper tube into a Valentine pillow box in under ten minutes!

Push in the other side the same way to close off one end of the tube, and then repeat at the other end of the tube.

Cut a 6″ x 1.5″ strip of paper and glue it around the center of the pillow box.

DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes: Turn an empty toilet paper tube into a Valentine pillow box in under ten minutes!

Fill the pillow box with candies or a love note, then take a piece of baker’s twine and tie the box closed, and you’re done!

DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes: Turn an empty toilet paper tube into a Valentine pillow box in under ten minutes!

Mix it up by using different papers or different colored baker’s twine!

DIY Valentines Pillow Boxes: Turn an empty toilet paper tube into a Valentine pillow box in under ten minutes!

These handmade pillow box valentines are the perfect way to recycle an empty toilet paper tube into a fun gift!

Need some more Valentine’s Day ideas? Check these out!

  1. Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kisses Mice
  2. DIY Paper Heart Garland
  3. Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Cupid’s Broken Arrow
  4. DIY Valentine’s Day Swizzle Sticks
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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. NANCY PENCE says

    9 years ago

    I LOVE these little pillow boxes! I’m making 40 of them to give out for Valentine’s Day! I’m making mine out of various “Valentine” patterned card stock and wrapping a ribbon around horizontally and adding a small bow in the center of the ribbon. I posted one on my Face Book page and have gotten many ‘likes’ and positive comments about it! Thanks for such a cute idea!

  2. Liz says

    9 years ago

    Love this project ! I’m dressing my x-mas tree this year with them. Thank you so much!

  3. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says

    10 years ago

    So cute – and simple!! Pinning this. Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

  4. Jenifer says

    10 years ago

    Wow fast interesting tutorial 🙂 I like the idea that you can do in 15-30 minutes 🙂

  5. Rebecca says

    10 years ago

    I remember making those for party favors when I was a kid, but it is one of those things that I tend not to remember when I actually have something that would fit in it. (I’m imagining how much fun my friends and I would have had if washi tape had been around when we were kids.)

  6. Kristin says

    10 years ago

    Cute idea and recyclable!!
    Thank you for all that you do!

  7. Vanessa says

    10 years ago

    Absolutely love this quick and easy gift wrap option!

  8. Carolina says

    10 years ago

    These are adorable! And I love that you gave options for those of us who are slightly (ok… more than slightly) germaphobes! But I’m sure that kids would love making it no matter which materials you choose!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      10 years ago

      Cardboard is kinda hard to clean, so I figure it made sense to give a “cleaner” option just in case! Plus I just finished off three rolls of wrapping paper this Christmas, and I realized they are EXACTLY the same as tp tubes, just a bit longer, so they’ll work great! 🙂

      • Katie Beck says

        9 years ago

        You can put the rolls in the microwave for about 20 seconds or so to kill all the germs 🙂 I did this when using them for junk modelling at school to make sure they were clean and the ‘germophobe’ kids weren’t worried. Hope that helps x

  9. Angie @ CCC says

    10 years ago

    I love that these are empty toilet paper rolls! Great idea! Thanks so much!!

  10. Katie says

    10 years ago

    You. Are. A. GENIUS!

  11. Victoria says

    10 years ago

    these are too cute and so simple to make! love it!

  12. Ursula says

    10 years ago

    NO way! How cute and affordable these are!!!! Adorable. Pinning it! Visiting from Skip to my Lou linky 😉
    Come visit me 😉
    Ursula at kraft&mint {modern crafts}

  13. Gwen says

    10 years ago

    OOoooo…that is so cool! I’m going to start saving my TP rolls now!

  14. Sarah says

    10 years ago

    What a cute and easy idea, love how simple these are. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  15. Angel says

    10 years ago

    These are adorable. Great idea.

  16. Marilyn says

    10 years ago

    Jessi, I love this project…so quick and easy AND using old TP containers….LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  17. Kathy says

    10 years ago

    Cute, cute, cute! And I have all of the materials. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Melanie says

    10 years ago

    These are cute! I don’t know if I could put candy in them without putting them in a baggie or something lol but these are very economical and a great repurposing project!

    • Brenda Law says

      3 years ago

      Use wrapped candy… a little money, nail polish, nail clippers and file. Lots os things will fit.

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