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Apparently there are some people in the world who don’t like cakes. Far be it from me to judge how you get down with your dessert preferences, but I just can’t understand how you don’t love spongy layer of sweetness and alternating bits of filling all topped off with a generous slathering of sugar paste…also known as frosting. I just don’t get it. Today’s DIY Paper Mache Cake Box should appeal to cake lovers and cake haters alike. You don’t eat it, you craft it and then you gift it. And then you sit back and wait for the “OMG, you made that!?” comments to come pouring in. So without any further delay, let’s make a cake.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

You’ll Need:

  • A smallish round paper mache box. Something about 4″ in diameter works well.
  • Pink, red and white craft paint
  • glitter glue – THIS is my fave.
  • foam brushes
  • craft glue
  • a round wooden knob
  • strips of paper cut with scalloped edge. I used my Cricut Explore to cut THIS image but you can also use good ‘ol scissors to get the job done.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Paint the lid of the box with pink craft paint

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Paint the base of the box with white or cream craft paint

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Paint the wooden knob with red craft paint. Tip: Use a skewer to hold the knob in place while you paint it.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Run a bead of craft glue around the outer edge of the lid…

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Adhere the scalloped edged paper strips around the outer edge of the box lid and let it dry.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Use craft glue to adhere the wood knob to the top of the box and let it dry completely.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Add sprinkles to the top of the cake using glitter glue in a random pattern all over.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

  • Once you completed your cake box, you can get creative with “flavors.” Use the same basic steps to create an entire bakery of cake boxes that are perfect for giving cupcakes and other little trinkets.

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

DIY Paper Mache Cake Boxes

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15 thoughts on “Easy DIY Paper Mache Cake Box

  1. you rock. killer awesome. every. single. craft. you make is perfecto. opening your post from my email is like christmas every day. don’t ask why i hardly comment-perhaps if i did i would look like a weirdo stalker. but it is high time you know how much you make me smile and inspire me. oh and you can call me a damask love stalker anyday and i’ll certainly own up to it lol :>D

  2. Your trick of making box is very unique, meaningful and attractive who forced me to stay on your blog. Your box design is pretty good and eye catching. I am client of The Printing daddy . I’ll show the pictures of your cake box and ask them for such a boxes And I got my boxes awesome more than expectations.

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