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Bow Tie Gift Box with Free Templates

by | DIY, Paper, Printables

I’m sharing a template for a bow tie gift box today -> just a little variation of those little pillow boxes that you can make from toilet paper rolls or pieces of cardboard. A little folding, a little glue, a little decoration, and voila, you’ve got yourself a cute little box to hold a bit of candy.  As I stared at pictures of pillow boxes, I thought that with a little alteration, they could probably look a lot like a 3D paper bow tie!

make your own Bow Tie Gift Box - super cute and useful for Father's Day! |

For some odd reason, I always associate Father’s Day with neckwear.  I don’t know why, since my husband rarely wears ties, but there’s just something so …oh, I don’t know.  I love a man in a good suit.

Mooooving on….

Bow Tie Gift Box |

The template is available for FREE download (I know, I’m wonderful) as a PDF and of course, a .studio file for you handy Silhouette Cameo users.  Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the download links.  (I couldn’t get an SVG file to load and save properly, so unfortunately, I don’t have SVG format available for this project.)

So, this might be one of my easiest projects EVAH.  Like, seriously.  And I’ve made a few easy projects in my day.

This is also the first time I’ve used my camera remote to take pictures of myself, so I had a bit of fun hanging out with the kiddies in my craft room taking selfies.

Bow Tie Gift Box |

just hanging out |

All you need is a piece of cardstock, something to cut with, and a piece of double-sided tape (or any sticky gadget of your choice).

make a pillow box that looks like a bow tie |

Print or cut out the template on the solid lines. Fold the template in half on the dotted lines and fold the tab down.  Glue the tab to the other side of the cardstock.  Then fold the curved portions in on itself to give the pillow box it’s shape.  BOOM.

Alrighty, here ya go!  Enjoy!

Download the template here: PDF  |  Silhouette Studio file

bow tie pillow box with free templates |

Here are a few other Father’s Day gift ideas, in case you’re a bit stumped – and no worries, they are also quick and easy to make!

Men’s Suit Gift BoxMen's Suit Gift Box with tutorial |


I love Dad pop-up card – also with free Silhouette and PDF templatesdad_popup_card-3

Have fun paper crafting!


  1. Carolyn

    Cute! Thanks for sharing.

  2. ChiWei

    You’re welcome Carolyn!

  3. Helen Gullett

    Thank ChiWei! Love this box!

  4. ChiWei

    You’re welcome Helen! Enjoy!

  5. Keylon Mayo

    If I wanted to whole sale these from you, how much would you charge?

  6. ChiWei

    Hi! Thanks for your interest, but unfortunately, I do not produce these wholesale.

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