Birthday Cake

SOURCES Cardstock: WorldWin. Font: Rockwell off the Internet. Punches: Fiskars (stars, scallop border).  Other: Bead, paper mache boxes: Joanns. Design: Lisa Storms.

 

When Lisa Storms sent this project in for our birthday story in the April 2012 issue, we all thought it would make an awesome birthday party decoration. And it’s so simple to make!

Take three different sizes of round kraft boxes (you can find them at your crafts store) and cover the bases (forget the lids) in white cardstock or paint them white. Stack them (bottom side up) and hot glue them together. Punch scalloped borders along white cardstock and adhere a strip to the bottom of each cake layer. Punch different sizes of stars in a rainbow of colors from cardstock, and adhere them as shown. For the flag, use an anywhere hole punch or drill to make a hole in the top box. Print or write a sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, then wrap the cardstock around a craft stick or bamboo skewer and adhere. Glue a bead to the top of the stick. Insert flag into the hole. (Make sure the stick is long enough to touch the bottom of the box.)

These cakes would make awesome centerpieces or even favors (as smaller versions). Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Birthday Cake”

  1. I think it would be fun to use the upside down boxes with the lids so that the lids could be decorated as the “frosting” and then gifts could be in each of the ‘layers’.

  2. What a fantastic idea, iI wish I had seen it before my Dad’s 85th birthday last August, would have looked great at the head table we had for him in the hall where he celebrated with about 100 guests. Would make a great bridal shower cake also, so many applications for this idea.
    I like the idea of doing it with the lids also.

  3. This is extremely cute. Imagine all the possibilities with different colors and designs! <

  4. I love it! I have an idea for Graduation! Thank You!