Victorian Pillow Box

by | October 20th, 2015 | 1

Hello Clearsnap fans! Lisa Marie here today, to show you how to make a Victorian Pillow Box. Because I am a jewelry designer, I always need pretty boxes to package my jewelry in. This Victorian Pillow Box is perfect for jewelry or small gift items. The Victorian look was easy to achieve using Teresa Collins Inks and Graphic 45 stamps. Let me show you how you too can make one.DIY Pillow Box


How to make the Victorian Pillow Box:

To make the pillow box use a template or die to cut the pattern.  Stamp the entire outside of the box with the Graphic 45® Gilded Lily (flower bouquet) stamp using Colorbox® Spa ink.   To give variation to the pattern, stamp one stamp dark and then move below the image and stamp again.  The second stamping will be lighter than the first.  Continue this pattern to cover the box.Stamping A Pillow Box

Stamp the center fold line with the decorative line stamp using Colorbox® Teresa Collins Gold Shine ink.

Victorian Pillow Box Hand Stamp

Cut out the desired graphic for the front of the box. Use the Xyron Sticker Maker, following manufacture instructions to turn the graphic into a sticker.  Place the graphic on the front of the box and add a border of gold glitter glue. Once glitter glue is dry assemble the box and secure with glue. DIY Pillow Box

Using a Colorbox® Color Blender and Gold Shine ink, distress the ends of the box.  Allow ink to dry.  Fill box and then tie with a ribbon for a complete pretty package.

These are so fun to make and using different pattern paper and Teresa Collins Inks makes them easy to do!  There are 8 Gorgeous, rich, luscious pigment inks to choose from for your next project.  I know I need them all!  Which ones will you need for your next project?

Thank you for stopping by.  To see more of my jewelry and craft tutorial, visit my blog.Lisa Marie Jimenez

About Lisa Marie Jimenez

Lisa Marie Jimenez is a professional jewelry designer, with 24 years of experience in the industry. She designed her own line of jewelry which sold to gift/clothing boutiques for 10+ years. Her designs have been published in US and International bead/jewelry magazines, along with several front cover features. Lisa’s designs have also graced the covers of four romance novels. She shares her jewelry designing techniques to others through her personal blog and currently writes a column for an international bead magazine.

One Response to Victorian Pillow Box

  1. MillenyaRose says:

    You have a beautiful eye for color and design! This is elegant but not snooty, pretty but not too prim – a great balance. I am partial to “blues” so it jumped off the page at me. That said, once I took a closer look, it was even more than a catchy “blue” box! I suffer from something called Perfectionism s I LOVE seeing pieces like this that kick butt and are perfect as they are. Thanks! Although not nearly as accomplished as you, I also designed jewelry (hands are now unable to hold tools easily…) and this is a much more beautiful way to present a one-of-a-kind, or really any, piece of jewelry than a generic box. Kudos and Namaste’, Millenya

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