How to Make a Gift Box to Hold Baby Shower Gift Envelopes

by Sarah Mollman
Create a decorative box to house baby shower cards.

Create a decorative box to house baby shower cards.

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Not all baby shower guests will arrive to the party with a gift-wrapped box filled with an essential baby item. Some guests may give the gift of cash for the parents-to-be to use toward gifts that the couple does not receive at the baby shower. Additionally, guests could give a gift card to a store where the couple has registered for baby gifts. In either case, the useful gift can be placed in a card. As a baby shower host, it is helpful to make a gift box for card envelopes to be placed in.

Items you will need

  • Cardboard box
  • Craft knife
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Ribbon
Step 1

Cut a long, thin slit, using a craft knife, into the top of a cardboard box. The slit must be large enough to fit a card of any size. Pick a store-bought box or even a shoe box that has both a base and a lid.

Step 2

Cut out decorative wrapping paper, using regular scissors, to the appropriate size to cover the base of your cardboard box.

Step 3

Wrap the base of the cardboard box with the wrapping paper in the same way that you would wrap any gift, but use a glue stick to attach the wrapping paper to the box. You do not have to wrap the inside of the box.

Step 4

Cut out the appropriate amount of wrapping paper for the size of lid you selected for your cardboard box, using regular scissors.

Step 5

Wrap the lid with the wrapping paper as you would wrap a gift, but attach the paper to the box with a glue stick. You should also cover the slit that you originally cut into the lid with wrapping paper.

Step 6

Remove the wrapping paper that is covering the original slit you cut into the lid by sliding the craft knife along the edges of the slit.

Step 7

Place the cardboard box lid onto the base to make the box whole again.

Step 8

Wrap one or more decorative ribbons in colors that complement the wrapping paper over the space where the lid meets the base. Tie the ribbons in a bow.

Tips & Warnings

  • Select a wrapping paper pattern or color that suits the gender of the baby if it is known. A wrapping paper with yellow polka dots or ducks can work if the gender is unknown.
  • Do not glue the ribbon to the box; the mother-to-be should be able to easily remove the lid to take the cards out of the box.

About the Author

Sarah Mollman began writing for "The Northern Iowan" newspaper in 2005. She was awarded scholarships from the Department of English at the University of Northern Iowa for Outstanding Short Story and Outstanding Personal Essay in 2008. Mollman holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa.

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