How to fold a baby blanket flower

Updated February 21, 2017

Fold a baby blanket into a flower and tuck several smaller gifts into the petals for an adorable baby shower presentation. The flower fits nicely into a square hatbox. Wrap the box and lid separately or simply decorate a plain box with baby stickers. This fold is an easy way to add a handmade touch to a selection of purchased baby gifts.

Lay a square baby blanket out flat. Fold all four corners in to meet in the middle. You will have formed another square. This is the same fold you use to make a paper fortune-teller or cootie-catcher.

Turn this square over. Fold the four corners of this square into the centre in the same way, making another square. Place the folded blanket in a hatbox with the corners of the blanket in the corners of the box.

Open the diagonal slits that go from the centre to the corners of the folded blanket to form four rounded flower petals. Tuck small gifts such as rattles, bootees or pacifiers into the openings in the petals.

Place the lid on the box and tie the box closed with a ribbon.


Coordinate the colours of the gifts and the box for a beautiful presentation.

Things You'll Need

  • Square baby blanket
  • Square hatbox
  • Small baby gifts
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Camela Bryan's first published article appeared in "Welcome Home" magazine in 1993. She wrote and published SAT preparation worksheets and is also a professional seamstress who has worked for a children's theater as a costume designer and in her own heirloom-sewing business. Bryan has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.