Good morning! Today I am excited to share with you a new gift box that just screams spring – a Greenhouse Gift Box!! As I mentioned last week, I have been in a gardening mood. Our flowers are just starting to come up and it is so fun to see. We have had a lot of rain this past week and our plants have really sprung up! The daffodils are in bloom, our peony tree is covered in buds, and our hostas are poking through the dirt in our flower beds! With our plants sprouting up all around us, I am definitely in a flower mood! I wanted to create a gift box for Mother’s Day and I, of course, decided to make it flower-themed!
I painted the greenhouse with watercolors and then scanned the painting into Photoshop to create the box. I am offering it as a free printable below so you can easily create this yourself. With the free printable, it really is easy to put together. I made a cupcake holder that fits nicely inside the box since I was using these boxes to hold flower cupcakes from a local bakery. You could also use the cupcake holder to hold little flower pots, which would make a great gift! With this type of box, you definitely want to put something pretty inside since you’ll be seeing it!
Tutorial for Greenhouse Gift Box
Supplies Needed for Greenhouse Gift Box:
- Free Printable: Found at the end of this post
- White card stock – I use 110 lb bright white paper
- Acetate (I use Cuttlebug Cricut Embossable, Acetate Sheets)
- Glue stick or tape runner
- Paper cutter and scissors
- Scoreboard and stylus (optional but very helpful!)
- X-Acto knife and cutting mat
STEP ONE: Print off the free printables found under “Supplies Needed”. Cut out all of the pieces using a scissors or paper cutter.
STEP TWO: Using an E-Acto knife and matt, cut the windows out of the greenhouse.
STEP THREE: Score all of the fold lines. A scoring board and stylus will make things really easy and they help to create a nice fold.
STEP FOUR: Since the roof of this little greenhouse gift box has lots of see-thru windows, I wanted to make the inside folds of the box look pretty. Glue the floral triangles to the wrong side of the treat box pieces as shown below.
STEP FIVE: Cover all of the windows with acetate. You could use a number of other things for this step including vellum or even cut up a sheet protector from a binder. You will have the best results if you use something that is sturdy and very clear, so acetate is a great option.
STEP SIX: Assemble the box by adhering the sides together. I love using a tape runner for this since it holds so well.
Once your box is attached, you can fold in the bottom. It may be helpful to add a little piece of tape on the bottom inside the box to hold everything together.
STEP SEVEN: If your gift box will be holding a cupcake or mini plant, add the cupcake holder.
STEP EIGHT: To close up the gift box, slide a twig through the top! The Greenhouse Gift Box is complete!!I love the way this gift box turned out. It is so fun seeing inside the box to the special treat inside. The flower cupcakes and cupcake liners worked perfectly! Last week the kids and I went to lunch with my mom and my aunt who was in town. It was the perfect little gift to bring along and a great way to say Happy Mother’s Day to two fabulous moms! If you enjoyed this treat box, be sure to check out my other DIY paper treat boxes. Have a wonderful week. I’ll be back again with one more Mother’s Day craft :)
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