Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

I’m still working on some special decorations for all of the birthdays we have in September.  I thought that some small versions of a birthday cake would be a unique way to give a favor as well as use as a placeholder at the dinner table.

This is how I made them.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

I made them along the same lines as the Birthday Cake Gift Box.  It you missed it, you can see the tutorial here.

I started with some small 3 inch round paper mache boxes.  I base coated them inside & out with 2 coats of white acrylic paint.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders  Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

After the paint had dried, I add 2 coats of white pearl paint.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

Then on the bottom part of the boxes, I put on a heavy coat of Mod Podge, then pressed some lace into the Mod Podge.  Then I added a second coat of Mod Podge over the lace to seal it.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

Birthday Cake Favors/PlaceholdersBirthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

Then I added some smaller sized lace to the outside rim of the box’s lid the same way as I did for the bottom.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

Once the Mod Podge had dried, I added some pearl trim to the top of the boxes using hot glue.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

Then, using some fabric paint, I added the names to the center of the lids.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

After the paint had dried, I added some white ribbon roses around the top.  I tried to mimic the way that a birthday cake is decorated.

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

Birthday Cake Favors/Placeholders

I like the way they turned out, but next time, I think I’ll use glitter fabric paint… ahem.

Happy Creating everyone!


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