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.
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.
After the paint had dried, I add 2 coats of white pearl paint.
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.
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.
Once the Mod Podge had dried, I added some pearl trim to the top of the boxes using hot glue.
Then, using some fabric paint, I added the names to the center of the lids.
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.
I like the way they turned out, but next time, I think I’ll use glitter fabric paint… ahem.
Happy Creating everyone!