I am old enough to remember when gift bags came into “style” for gift giving. Prior to that, everything was wrapped! I was so excited to have an alternative to the tedious chore of gift wrapping – I am not one of those people who enjoy it. I was inspired by my niece’s recent SMASH cake. The smaller cake is a perfect size for a one year old, but more than that- it makes for adorable birthday photos. Today’s project is a darling gift box DIY that is sure to a big hit next time you present a gift!
Supplies needed to make your own gift box DIY cake:
- Lime Green Striped Paper Straws
- 3 inch Round Paper Mache Box with Embossed Design
- Colored Tissue Paper (Hot Pink, Yellow)
- White Craft Paint
- Heavy Duty Professional Craft Glue Gun
Using a hot glue gun, and working in small sections, adhere the fringed tissue paper to the bottom (lid) of the box. Be careful. The tissue paper is thin, and the hot glue will go through all of the layers of paper.
Add a small amount of hot glue to the pinched end and insert it into the cut straw piece.
Insert your chosen gift like these mini shadow box fridge magnets, and add a small tag or card!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).