Petal Box Download + Mother’s Day Thoughts


My current mantra is “Better late than never. Better late than never.” It took me over two weeks to get in touch with my sister to wish her a happy birthday, and my mom won’t be getting her Mother’s day gift for another couple of days because the post office isn’t open on Saturdays.

I really want to share with you what I did for my mom for Mother’s day/Birthday (they’re often the same day). My mom is really special. She has worked really REALLY hard at doing everything. When I say everything, I mean it. I hope that she knows that her efforts don’t go unnoticed. So for Mother’s day, I thought it would be fitting to give her the gift of memory. I hand wrote random memories that I have of my mom and the thoughtful things she has done for me. I think the next time I do it, I should start a year in advance, because I know I’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg.

Mom's Petal Box

I cut out a bunch of 3″x3″ squares and hand wrote (with pen & ink) my memories. Then I packaged it all with a box version of the petal envelope. I made up the template and want to share it with you! The box template is 3″ x 3″ x 1″, super fast to make and perfect for packaging jewelry and other sweet little gifts.


Click here for the free petal box template!

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    1. Leah says:

      This is the coolest, sweetest, make me cry in a good wayest, gift ever! I think I’ll do this for next year too, if that’s ok.

    2. Jenn says:

      Pretty! Love the box. And your hand lettering!

    3. Nicia says:

      Do our mother’s have the same b-day? May 10th maybe…

    4. Miss Kitty says:

      This is a great template. Glad I found your site!

    5. Love it! I just linked to you today:-)

    6. Thanks to Amy @ Living Locurto I found you! Thanks for the awesome template, and Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the moms!

    7. Deb D says:

      I found you via the iDIY blog. I love your blog – beautiful. And I’m going to follow you on Twitter!

    8. Fiona says:

      Absolutely lovely!

      What a wonderful idea.


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    10. Patricia says:

      Hi Melissa, I just fund your blog and it is beautiful! Thank you for the free downloads. This box is just perfect.

      Regards from Mexico!


    11. tintocktap says:

      Thanks for the box template – just what I’m looking for today!

    12. Nana Kat says:

      Bless you, your time, hard work and your amazing talent
      That you have shared with us all and thank you so
      Very much for this amazing gift that you also share
      With us all bless you and hugs Nana Kat

    13. Vicki says:

      So sweet! love that, better late than never! It is never too late…

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