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Greenhouse Gift Box

Free Printable | Mother's Day | Party | Spring | Summer | Treat Box | Wedding

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.A paper greenhouse sits on a pile of coco with a flower cupcake inside it and next to it.

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 decided to make it flower-themed!

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I painted the greenhouse with watercolors and then scanned the painting into Photoshop to create the box. You can download it for free to create your own! 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!

Greenhouse Gift Box

Supplies Needed:

*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!

Supplies needed to make a paper greenhouse lay on a table.

Step by Step Tutorial

Step One: Print off the free printables found under “Supplies Needed”. Cut out all of the pieces using a scissors or paper cutter.

Printed greenhouse gift box on a white tabletop.

Step Two: Using an X-Acto knife and mat, cut the windows out of the greenhouse.

Printed paper greenhouse is cut out and laying on a cutting mat.

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.

Printed paper greenhouse gift box on a scoring board.

Greenhouse gift box printable on a scoring board.

A printed paper greenhouse is folded laying on a white surface.

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.

Printed greenhouse box lays on a white table.

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.

Printed paper greenhouse lays on a white table.

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.

A printed paper greenhouse is folded and taped together.

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. 

Printed paper greenhouse lays on a white surface.

Step Seven: If your gift box will be holding a cupcake or mini plant, add the cupcake holder.

Printed paper greenhouse treat box sits on a white surface with an insert to hold cupcakes.

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!!A paper greenhouse sits on a pile of coco with a flower cupcake inside it and next to it.

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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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. 

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13 Comments

  1. Absolutely love your little greenhouse! I am having trouble downloading it. Is there any chance you could check on your end if the download works ok? I have tried a couple of times now but it just doesn’t come up. Sniff… would love to share your gorgeous creation in my FB groups & page. With obviously giving you proper credit! xxx Manja from Hattifant

    1. Hi! I checked the download from your end and my end and it worked for me. I just updated it (I am in the process of updating all of my downloads) so give it another try and let me know if it works for you! The new download button will be located at the end of the post and once you check the box you can download the printable. Please let me know if you still have problems! :)

      1. Hi Kimberly, it WORKED! Thank you! So cute! Thank you! Happy to share your creativity with my followers on my FB page! Much love and many thanks again! xxx Manja

  2. This looks great for quite a few gardener friends. Can’t seem to find the page with the insert and floral triangles?!

    1. Hi! I just uploaded the third page, thank you so much for letting me know it was missing! I hadn’t realized! Everything should be there now for you to make your own :)

  3. This pattern is so innovative & gorgeous! Once again thanks for sharing! You are soooo talented!

  4. These are absolutely the most adorable boxes. I thought they would be difficult to make but are so simple. Would make great wedding or baby shower favors. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you! Using these for wedding or baby shower favors is such a great idea – I never thought of that!

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