You know the best way to brighten someone's day? Send them an amazing comfort box designed by Kim Welling.


Dutch illustrator Kim has created three adorable match box-sized creations for you to share with your friends.

Kim says: "What I love most about making the comfort boxes is that they bring people so much joy and consolation, despite being such small and humble things."

Choose a cactus-bearing lion, a winking goat or a beautiful bunch of blooms that are sure to raise a smile.

Find the templates in In The Moment issue 1, which goes on sale in the UK on 22 June and on 22 July in the US.

How to make an instant comfort pocket box

Match box step 1

1. You will need: strips of cardboard cut from a box (ideally corrugated card for extra depth), small and large scissors, a craft knife, glue and a ruler.

Match box step 2

2. Cut out all of the decorative elements from the sheet and lightly score along the dotted lines using a craft knife and ruler. Fold along the scored lines.

Match box step 3

3. Add glue to the tabs to assemble both the box and the outer wrap.

Match box step 4

4. Cut a small piece of the cardboard box strip and glue it to the back of the lion, checking it’s not visible from the front.

Match box step 5

5. Glue the lion inside the box, attaching it using the piece of cardboard to add dimension. Use the tab to glue the text to the side of the box, overlapping the lion.

Match box step 6

6. Now give the box to someone who could do with a little pick-me-up. Repeat these steps with the other designs, and then perhaps try creating your own.