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{diy project} Make Your Own Favor Pillow Boxes

Plantable seed paper pillowbox for favors

Pillow boxes are the perfect package for small or fragile objects because they can be surrounded in tissue and easily inserted into the pillow package. With this project, we are using eco-friendly, blooming and plantable seed paper that comes in a variety of colors. Decorate the pillow box with raffia, ribbons, flower sprigs and stickers. Have fun personalizing the pillow box to reflect your unique style.

And if you love the idea of a plantable seed wedding favor but don't have time to do it yourself, check out the ready-made plantable seed wedding favors boxes and favor tags personalized just for you.

Project Supply List

8 1/2 x 11 plantable seed paper or decorative paper
scissors or X-Acto knife
blunt knife or bone folder

How To Make This Project

1. Download the free project template. Trace template onto plantable paper. TIP: Use plantable paper, so that your guests can take the pillow box home and plant it. Wildflowers will grow right from the paper!

2. Cut out plantable paper and score along lines as shown. Fold along score lines.

3. Apply adhesive to the side fold and press in place. Pop out the end flaps to create a small pillow.

Ideas for Filling the Pillow Box

Fill the box with small treats like candies or chocolate-covered pretzels. Or inserts special notes of greeting for the guests, small objects like a gift card or light items like hand-chosen tea sachets or small bags of coffee.

Other Favor Resources

For ready-to-go wedding favor ideas, check out these plantable seed wedding favors. And for more information about seed paper, check out How Plantable Paper Works.

Written by Heidi Reimer-Epp, founder of Botanical PaperWorks, and author of An Introduction to Papermaking, 300 Papermaking Recipes, The Encyclopedia of Papermaking and Bookbinding.

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