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How to Make a Birthday Cake Gift Box


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October 28, 2018

Birthday Cake Gift Box - finished cake shaped gift boxMake this cute little birthday cake gift box with items you may already have at home. It is the perfect little box for a small gift like a necklace, bracelet, pair of earrings, or just a bit of money. I made this birthday cake gift box for our niece in her favorite colors, pink and green.

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Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 cake

Supplies:

  • CD
  • empty tape roll
  • scrapbook paper
  • tape
  • ribbon tape
  • crepe paper streamers
  • hot glue
  • craft stick
  • button
  • heart gem
  • scissors
  • pen
Birthday Cake Gift Box - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Using an empty tape roll, measure 3 strips of paper. 2 strips will be the same size and width as the outer roll and 1 strip will need to be cut about 3/4" wider than the roll.
  2. Birthday Cake Gift Box - tape roll lying on green paper
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - cut two strips width of roll
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - cut one wider
     
  3. Optional: Paint the edges of the tape roll.
  4. Birthday Cake Gift Box - edges of roll painted to match paper
     
  5. The 2 strips of paper that are the same size as the roll will be glued to the outside and inside of the roll.
  6. Birthday Cake Gift Box - glue one strip to the outside of the roll and one on the inside
     
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  7. To create this birthday cake gift box, you will need the 3rd strip. Create a line, marking where you cut an extra 3/4" in width and using that line as a guide, snip all along the edge up to the line.
  8. Birthday Cake Gift Box - draw a line 3/4 of an inch in from the edge of the wider strip and snip all along the edge to the line
     
  9. Fold the strip over like so, along the line.
  10. Birthday Cake Gift Box - fold the strip as shown
     
  11. Trace the inside of the tape roll and cut out the circle. Then trace around the outside of the tape roll and cut out.
  12. Birthday Cake Gift Box - trace a circle using the inside of the roll, cut out and then make another circle using the outside of the roll as the template
     
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  13. Now you are working with the smaller circle (made using the inside of the tape roll). Wrap the strip of fringed paper to create a circle the same size as the flat one. Before gluing down the base and taping the sides of the circle, make sure this fits inside the tape roll as the gift box. Then glue the circle onto the fringed strip.
  14. Birthday Cake Gift Box - make a circle with the fringed strip
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - check fit inside the tape roll before taping the ends
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - taped
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - ready to glue the circle to the fringed strip
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - circle in place
     
  15. To make the "plate" for the birthday cake, I traced around a CD onto patterned floral paper. Then I cut it out and glued it onto the CD.
  16. Birthday Cake Gift Box - for the plate trace around a CD on floral paper, cut out
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - glue floral paper to CD
     
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  17. Glue the box base to the CD. Also glue the remaining paper circle onto the top of the tape roll. Your gift box will now resemble a plain cake.
  18. Birthday Cake Gift Box - ready to glue base to the CD
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - base glued and remaining paper circle glued to the top of the tape roll
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - looking down at the top of the cake gift box
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - tissue paper in the box
     
  19. Ready to decorate the cake. I used crepe paper streamers. Cut a long strip and fold it in half. I used two colors. Then I twisted and intertwined both colors into a braid.
  20. Birthday Cake Gift Box - cut two lengths of crepe paper streamers in your choice of colors
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - fold them in half lengthwise
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - twist them
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - twisted white paper
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - twisted length of pink crepe paper
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - twisting the strands
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - twist the two strands together- closeup
     
  21. Hot glue to the top of the cake as icing.
  22. Birthday Cake Gift Box - hot glue to the edge of the cake top as icing
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - partially wrapped
     
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  23. Then, I used ribbon stickers and decorated some more along the side of the cake, around the top and bottom.
  24. Birthday Cake Gift Box - icing done and sticker ribbon used to complete side decorations
     
  25. For finishing touches, a candle was made with a craft stick (cut in half). Hot glue a heart gem onto the button and then glue the button to the craft stick. I then secured the craft stick to the center of the cake.
  26. Birthday Cake Gift Box - cut a craft stick in half
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - half stick, pink button, and a heart gem used to make the candle
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - glue heart to button and button to the top of the stick
     
    Birthday Cake Gift Box - attach to the top of the cake box
     
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