Bluebird of Love

DIY Bluebird Pop-Up Bouquet Card by Popupity
DIY Printable Template + Tutorial

Bluebird of Love
Pop-Up Bouquet Card

Create a bouquet of happiness with this DIY pop-up box. Complete with flying hearts and adorable bluebird soaring above the flowers. The box folds flat for mailing, then pops-up to create a joyful display. Simple to make with paper, scissors, glue, and plastic from the recycle bin. Get the template and watch the instructions below.

Download Template - (8.5 x 11) Download Template - (A4)

How-To Make It

Bluebird Bouquet Pop-Up Card Template Tutorial by Popupity - Print Template

1) Download & Print Template

Open the template (.PDF)

Print on white card stock

Bluebird Bouquet Pop-Up Card Template Tutorial by Popupity - Score Folds

2) Score Folds

With ruler and stylus, score along all the folds marked with a dashed line.

Bluebird Bouquet Pop-Up Card Template Tutorial by Popupity - Cut Box

3a) Cutting the Box

With scissors, cut out the box. Carefully cut between each flap.

Bluebird Bouquet Pop-Up Card Template Tutorial by Popupity - Cut Flowers

3b) Cutting the Bits

Cut along the green and bluearea around the bird, flowers,and hearts.

4) Cut Clear Plastic Strips

Raid your recycle bin for stiff clear plastic. Cut seven strips approximately 0.24 x 2.5 in (5 x 70 mm) in size.

5) Glue Bits to Strips

Glue the hearts and blue bird to the clear strips.

6) Fold & Glue Box Flaps

Fold and crease the box flaps and wording flap. Glue each flap down as shown.

7) Fold Long Strip

Fold the long strip in the shape of an ‘S’.
The A + B labels should be facing out.

8) Glue Inside Box Supports

Matching up the A + B labels, glue the ‘S’ strip inside the box. Glue each of the short panels to the box sides.

9) Glue Box Flap 

Form the final corner of the box, gluing the rear tab on the wording panel.
Note: Tab goes inside the box.

How it should look inside!

With the glue a little wet, gently flatten the box and open back to a square. Check your inside folds are square before glue sets.

10) Glue Flowers 

Glue and attach the flowers to the first panel inside the box. Adjust up and down to your liking.

11) Glue Bird & Hearts

Place the blue bird first, centered on the middle panel in the box. Then add in the hearts, placing the hearts at different heights, angles and depth to your liking.

All the Bits Added

The bouquet is complete! Keep box open and allow it to dry before collapsing flat for mailing.

12) Envelope

Fold and crease the envelope flaps. Apply glue to the side flaps. Fold bottom flap and press to adhere. Repeat for top flap to seal the envelope.

Video Instructions

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