Birthday in a box.1

It’s hard not being near family for birthdays, especially the grand kids. I thought it would be fun to send Maddux a Birthday in a Box for his 4th birthday.

Birthday in a box 8.1It’s not the usual Birthday in a Box which traditionally includes baking and birthday party supplies. I knew his mom and dad would provide all those essentials, so I sent some fun little toys and other surprises.

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I started by using the Rainbow Birthday Printables by Jen Goode. These are so bright and fun! I printed mine smaller than the originals because I wanted to use them on and inside the box. They’re easy to resize by opening the file and resizing them before you print. I resized mine to 75%.

Birthday in a box 9.1I made this fun gift card holder out of a tiny paper bag, twine, and printables from the Mini Accessory Kit. I added the cutouts to the front of the bag using adhesive tape. Then I made a small banner by attaching the pieces to a small piece of twine using tape. I taped one end to the gift card and attached a flag to the other end that says “pull”. Wouldn’t this be a fun way to give any gift card?

Birthday in a box 6.1I used the larger banner to add Maddux’s name to it. Even if he doesn’t use it for his birthday it will be fun for him to pull it out of the box and see his name on it.

Birthday in a box 7.1I used the Rainbow Ribbons and more of the Mini Accessory Kit to decorate the Birthday Box. I just used a glue stick to adhere it to the box. I also cut out the Thank You Notes to add to the inside of the box.

Birthday in a box

There are a few other bloggers sharing more fabulous ideas using these awesome Birthday printables. Visit 100 for more ideas and all the printables shown here. You can also click on the button below to be taken to 30 Minute Crafts where Carolina is sharing some of the ideas too.

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Vanessa April 30, 2014 at 6:47 am

I made a birthday party in a box too! Great minds? :D
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Lisa April 30, 2014 at 10:28 am

Great idea
L x
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Carolina April 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I love this! Such an awesome gift for a 4-year-old! I know it is hard to be away from family on their birthday. My son just celebrated his 2nd birthday, and Grandma wasn’t able to be there. We made sure that she was on the phone while he opened his gift from her, so she could hear him squeal, though! :D
I’m sure Maddux enjoyed all his gifts from Grandma!

Debra May 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

Love this! My mom does something very similar.
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Kimber May 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

This is such a fun idea! I would love to do it for my nieces and nephews that live far away!
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Jesseca May 5, 2014 at 5:49 am

This box is adorable. I’m feeling like I should have looked at this post before I sent mine out and made mine a little bit cuter!
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Amy | The Happy Scraps May 5, 2014 at 6:36 am

What a cute birthday box! I’m sure that he loved it. Those printables are so fun! I think I’m going to have to go download them. :)
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Holly @ Bits of Everything May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

What a fun idea! I need to remember this. Pinned.
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