baby bits — pram gift box

baby bits — pram gift box

When I came across Heather Perreaux (Paper Castle) I was really taken by all her lovely projects; one in particular, a baby carriage, inspiring me to create this version.

I designed this project in Inkscape & made it big enough to use as a medium sized gift box container (suitable light weight item/s only.)

Instructions for making:-

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Supplies:-
craft glue • d/sided foam tape • d/sided tape • craft knife & ruler
Crop-a-dile© or small hole punch • A3 (420mm x 297mm) cardstock & assorted extra
brads for assembly (6) • decorative bling to embellish as desired • bone folder • paperclips

pram measurements (approx) height to top of hood 8½”, length 7″, width 3″, depth 3½”

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Pram body:-

  • die cut & score the pram body as shown in step 1
  • cut 2 strips from scrap cardstock approx 5/8″ x 3¾”, attach to patterned strips as shown in step 2

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Pleated sections:-

  • gather strips together for each section (use paperclips to hold together)
  • overlap the bottom pleats with the hood pleats & insert a brad, repeat opposite side

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Decorative trim:-

  • glue one of the strips of trim around body of carriage beginning at side & tucking end behind brad (add a dab of glue behind to secure)
  • finger press crease at each corner, trim to fit before tucking end behind brad on opposite side
  • From the 2nd strip of trim measure & cut pieces to fit across top of hood & sides (angle side pieces as shown above) & glue trims to hood
  • attach hood to body (on the inside) with d/sided tape
  • attach inside pieces to sides of body with d/sided tape

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Wheels:-

  • assemble as shown, steps 1 through 6, attach 2 wheel bases together (for added strength) with d/sided foam tape

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  • punch a small hole in each hubcap, insert brads & attach to wheel bases with d/sided foam tape

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Handle:-

  • finger press to shape & place in position, sliding ends in behind side panels
  • embellish further as desired & enjoy!
  • I placed  a 2-piece outfit inside the pram & finished off with a digital card (using graphics from my Graphics Illusions “Itty Bits” kit)

I popped a  couple of triangular shaped wedges between the wheels to ensure gift would arrive safely

Like to do this project?  You’ll need this SVG file which you can download here.

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9 Responses to baby bits — pram gift box

  1. Deborah says:

    What a unique gift “box” for baby! Can’t wait to try it out … thanks for sharing.

  2. Glynis! Yours is so much better than mine! LOL Thanks for the props and thanks so much for sharing the cutting file. :)

  3. Karen says:

    I am a follower and I wanted to say thank you for the lovely file. I think so many forget to say thank you these days. I am grateful you made something I can use but I cannot make myself. I know how much work goes into this and it is lovely. I will have tell my friend about this site. She will love it.
    Karen.

  4. Dana says:

    I love your website! It looks great and I love that Baby Pram, especially how you have it packed up as a gift!

    Dana

  5. Diane says:

    That is just fabulous!!! Great job on the instructions… you make it look so easy!! Thanks for sharing.

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