Create a gorgeous gift box with this free printable. The perfect box to hold sweet treats or small plants. A lovely Mother’s Day gift or a unique gift box all year round.
** This post has been updated **
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:
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- Free Printable: Found at the end of this post
- White card stock – I use 110 lb bright white paper
- Clear Craft Plastic (I use Grafix Craft Plastic )
- Glue stick, tape runner or my favorite – 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Paper cutter and/or scissors
- Scoreboard and stylus (optional but very helpful!)
- X-Acto knife and cutting mat
- Ribbon, bakers twine or a small twig to close the box.
*Update: I just made these boxes to hold little succulent plants (picture above). If you are making the greenhouses to hold little plants, you can skip the clear craft plastic. I also added a piece of chip board to the inside of my box to sit at the bottom of it to give more support to the plant. This worked really well!
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 X-Acto knife and mat, 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 craft plastic or 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. I use Grafix craft plastic now for all of my projects and love the sturdiness of it.
Step Six: Assemble the box by adhering the sides together. I love using tape runners and have now started using Scor-Tape for all of my paper crafts.
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. You can cut a piece of chipboard to fit in the bottom of the box – definitely do this if you are putting a small plant in the gift box or a heavy dessert.
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 or wrap a piece of bakers twine or ribbon around 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 :)
Download Greenhouse Cupcake Treat Box.pdf
Greenhouse-Cupcake-Treat-Box.pdf - 29 MB
The Martha Stewart scoring board and stylus you can see me using in the pictures, is no longer available. I have switched to using the EK Tools scoring board and embossing stylus and like them very much! I use the larger scoring board which is nice because the entire treat box fits on it.