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Anything handmade is always good, promising something unique, one-of-a-kind and absolutely worth keeping.

When I was requested to make a box to store small birthday greeting tags for a baby’s first birthday.  It was worthwhile for me just to drop everything I was doing to concentrate on it.  As there wasn’t enough time, I had to purchase a ready cardboard box and improvise from there.

I bought a pink box and decided to decorate the box instead of starting from scratch.  The final end result was a decorated box, about 30 pieces of greeting tags, 2 special greeting card for the Mummy and Daddy to write their birthday wishes.

I used felt embellishment from American Craft – Pebbles in butterfly, dragonfly, snail and ladybird design.  I like felt material as it’s soft, textured and with the stitches and button, I really think it’s a lovely embellishment for this occasion.

Maya Road felt embellishment

Maya Road felt embellishment

Scalloped Oval Tags for messages

Scalloped Oval Tags for messages

The scalloped oval tags are cut from Quickutz, a die cut machine that I personally use.  For each of the tag, I have punched a hole at the top and tied ribbon on it, making it look like a little bookmark.

As for the messages from Mummy and Daddy, I have made two individual card for their personal messages to the birthday girl.

Mummy's Message

Mummy's Message

Daddy's message

Daddy's message

And finally, here is the complete look of the message box and a photo showing the box with all the message tags.

Handmade Message Box

Handmade Message Box

First Birthday Greetings

First Birthday Greetings

The word “ONE” and “Gwenda” is a die cut alphabet from Quickutz.  I have simply used very basic colors of lime green, pink, brown for this project.

If this inspires you do create a similar project, do share with me your work.

1 Comment

  1. Alice K

    I like this idea. Thanks for sharing and look forward to more handmade crafts from you.