Li’l Man Hidden Treasure Gift Box

Running out of baby shower gift ideas or shower decor? No problem! Today Monica is teaching how to make an adorable hidden treasured gift box using Canvas Corp’s new Snips & Snails collection, these amazing handmade toys, decor and accessories for a little man’s room make us just smile.  They are perfect for setting on a shelf or filling the tote and box with toys, little dirty clothes or little treasures.  What a fun way to work with the Canvas Corp Printed Fabric Panels – adding them like embroidered pieces.




Materials Used:

30 x 36 Fabric – Dark Blue

It’s a Boy on Ivory

12 x 12 Natural Canvas

Snips & Snails Patterned Paper

Canvas Drawstring Bag

Other Materials:

1 7 x 7 x 7 unfinished cardboard or wooden box

3-4 2 x 2 x 2 unfinished cardboard or wooden blocks/boxes

Tools Used:

Xyron 1200 Station

Westcott Scissors

Step 1:


Cut 5 7 x 7 pieces of the dark blue burlap fabric and 16 .5 x 7 strips of natural canvas. Then fussy cut the images from the It’s a Boy on Ivory fabric panel.

Step 2:



Using your Xyron, run the 7 x 7 panels through the machine. This will make it easier to adhere the panels to the box.

Step 3:


Now, take your .5 x 7 inch strips, run them through your Xyron and use them to outline the 4 dark blue side panels approximately 1/4 inch from the edge.

Then, run the images you cut from the It’s a Boy on Ivory fabric panel through your Xyron as well.

Step 4:


Adhere the four dark blue panels to the sides and top of your box. Then, adhere the It’s a Boy fussy cut images to the side panels as you desire.

Step 5:


With your extra fabric and supplies, you can make some cute alphabet blocks! Cover the 2 x 2 x 2 blocks with the patterned paper, canvas and burlap.

Step 6:


Now, all you need to do is take a sheet from the collection and cut different letters from the alphabet out so you can create your alphabet blocks! Easy as that!

Step 7:


Now, this is the easiest step. All you have to do is take your canvas bag and adhere the images from the fabric panel to the outside of the bag.


And you’re done! Put everything together and box it up for your Hidden Treasure Gift Box!

What a fun idea, Monica! Thank you so much for sharing your perfect gift idea with us!

Be sure to check out Monica’s blog!

Happy creating!


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