Keepsake baby bracelet in a little box


My sister and I, along with my daughter in laws recently gave a baby shower for my daughter who is expecting very soon.  I wanted to make something special for everyone to keep as a memento and found these tiny boxes at Big Lots.  I couldn’t find anymore of them but did find some online at  I made little bracelets to go inside with the baby’s name on it.  If you don’t know if it’s a boy or girl you could just put the last name.


  • 1   1/4 inch boxes  (These can be purchased from the website above or you can use matchboxes which I’ve seen on the Oriental Trading company website and catalog.
  • ribbon
  • scrapbooking paper fasteners
  • fabric or scrapbook paper for bottom of box and inside lid
  • beads and elastic for bracelets  (You can purchase the beads separately at Hobby Lobby to spell out name. )


Step 1.

The boxes I got were cardboard so I painted them blue.  On the website address above they come in a variety of colors.


Step 2.

Cut a piece of fabric or scrapbook paper to fit inside the lid and the bottom of box and glue them into place.

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Step 3.

Make a hole in the top with a push pin and then push a mini paper fastener through the hole. Secure

it by folding out the prongs.


Step 4.

Cut a piece of ribbon and secure it to the edge of lid with glue.

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Step 5.

Make baby bracelets  by stringing beads on elastic cord.  You can get individual alphabet beads in packages at Hobby Lobby so you can spell out names without having to dig through a bag of beads.

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Step 6.

Put the bracelet in the box arranging it so the name shows when you open it.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.