How-to: Recycled Gift Card Puff Pillow


  • Recycled file folder or other cover weight paper from the recycle bin*
  • X-actoβ„’ Knife or Scissors
  • White Glue
  • 2 or 3 binder clips
  • Ruler
  • Printer
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder or butter knife

* I used a recycled file folder in this tutorial, however any cover weight paper will work. Some suggestions are:

  • light weight cardboard from boxes and packaging
  • magazine covers
  • old paper back book covers

Download puffpillowtemplate (PDF) and print it out full size (a scale has been placed on each jpg to help with printing at the correct proportions). Next, cut out the template for A. Puff Pillow Body and B. End Fold Template. Using template A, trace the outside of the puff pillow on a file folder or cover weight paper. Make sure to lightly mark the fold lines. Cut out the body of the puff pillow.

Next >> Trace

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