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!

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!

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!

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

These pillow boxes are part of the Valentine’s Day Edition of Craft Lightning! If you’re looking for quick and easy Valentine’s ideas, check out all the other Craft Lightning projects at The Country Chic Cottage or 30 Minute Crafts! Every single DIY project is perfect for Valentine’s Day, and takes less than 15 minutes to make!

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

Valentine's Day Hershey's Kisses Mice: These adorable handmade Valentine's Day crafts only take five minutes to put together, and all you need is a bag of Hershey's Kisses, paper, string, googly eyes, and non-toxic glue!  Paper Heart Garland: Make your own Valentine's Day decor in under fifteen minutes using only paper and string!  Cupid's Broken Arrow is one of my favorite Valentine's Day cocktails! All you need is vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice, lime juice, and a cherry!  DIY Valentine's Day Swizzle Sticks: Class up any drink in under two minutes with homemade swizzle sticks!

  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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Hi, I'm Jessi! Welcome to Practically Functional, a blog about simple, practical projects and ideas to help you love your home, no matter where you live! We just bought our first house, and I'm busy turning it into a home. I want to make sure we love every single square foot of our new home, so I decorate, I craft, I DIY, I build, I organize, I cook… I even garden! Practically Functional is about loving your home and turning it into the perfect place for you, your family, your pets, your hobbies, your work, and everything else you love! Make sure you follow along by RSS or subscribe by email so you don't miss anything!

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  1. 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!
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  2. Cute, cute, cute! And I have all of the materials. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Jessi, I love this project…so quick and easy AND using old TP containers….LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
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  4. These are adorable. Great idea.
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  5. What a cute and easy idea, love how simple these are. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
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  6. I love these, great idea!
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  7. OOoooo…that is so cool! I’m going to start saving my TP rolls now!
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  8. Super cute and SO easy! These would be great for any holiday!
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  9. NO way! How cute and affordable these are!!!! Adorable. Pinning it! Visiting from Skip to my Lou linky ;)
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  10. these are too cute and so simple to make! love it!
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  11. You. Are. A. GENIUS!

  12. I love that these are empty toilet paper rolls! Great idea! Thanks so much!!
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  13. 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!
    Carolina recently posted..Duck Tape Valentine’s Frame

    • 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! :-)

  14. Absolutely love this quick and easy gift wrap option!
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  15. Cute idea and recyclable!!
    Thank you for all that you do!

  16. clever idea! thanks for sharing
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  17. 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.)
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  18. Wow fast interesting tutorial :) I like the idea that you can do in 15-30 minutes :)
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  19. I have these on my list to make this week, so I loved seeing the touches you added to yours with the scrapbook paper! Thanks for the inspiration! I’d love for you to come link up at Skip The Housework Saturday, live now! http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-saturday/

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