Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back To School Supply Cake

It's Crafty Tuesday at What's Scrapping. Recently, I have seen a few Back to School Supply Cakes on the internet and wanted to share my version with you. I cannot believe school started yesterday, the summer really flew by! My son began second grade and with all the recent budget cuts, the schools are relying on the parents to donate supplies. I decided to donate a little extra in a festive way.
 

 

 


Supplies:
2 Nesting Boxes
10 boxes of crayola crayons
9 glue sticks
8 liquid glue
1 box of kleenex
3 yards of ribon (any color)

Supplies from home: glue gun, 3 mini binder clips, one sheet ABC scrapbook paper

How To:
I stacked and glued the boxes down. Then I added each layer of supplies, you can glue them down to the boxes or tie with string, whichever you prefer. I did not glue the supplies down since I wanted them to still look nice once taken off. Then I added the Kleenex box to the top layer (wrapped it in nice scrapbook paper) andglued it down. I also created the signs and the cupcake toppers and wrappers to match. thanks! Denise from www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com



32 comments:

Leah Crowe said...

How creative this is!! I absolutely LOVE it. Where did you find the nesting circles for this project? I have two weeks until mine go to school, and this would be perfect for my children in K and 1st grade.

Simply Create said...

Hi thank you! I got the nesting boxes at JoAnne Craft Store. Good luck!
Denise

Doreen Vasquez said...

So creative! Love it! :0)

Ange said...

That is WAY totally cute!

Shawn said...

This is absolutely brilliant!!! Thanks so much for the how-to.

MrsGiarraffa said...

OMG i so wish i would have found this 2 months ago! this is so freaking cute. I LOVE IT! so doing this every year for the next 4 years! :) my daughter started kindergarten and this would have been awesome. will for sure do it for now on. they will love it. i already do diaper cakes and such so this is perfect! :) thanks for sharing this fabulous idea.

Summer said...

My kid's school suggests kids bringing a present for the classroom on their birthday in lieu of sweet treats. Do you think this could do the trick?

Kristin said...

So impressive! I love this idea. I saw you on Pinterest.

Brenda Park said...

Saw this on pinterest and would love to reblog it complete with credit and linkbacks to you, of course. Great idea!

Ashley Erikson said...

Thanks for this great idea! I featured your post in my blog, Mischief and Mudpies. Thanks for the inspiration. http://mischiefandmudpies.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/school-gifts-for-teachers-101/

seberina.thrush said...

You could put things in the boxes, too! Hand sanitizer, rulers, pencils, etc, etc!

Lin R said...

This would be a great gift from a mentor teacher to a first year teacher!

Emmy said...

So awesome!! Thank you!

Wanda said...

What a great teachers gift! Love it

MrsGiarraffa said...

hey i was wondering what size boxes you used? i was only able to find a set of 5 boxes at Joann's and no where else and they are 5 different sizes to choose from. if you could email me at mrsgiarraffa@gmail.com that would be great. thanks for sharing this wonderful gift idea. its so AWESOME!

Jaime said...

I LOVE Pintrest! I am a PTO officer and last year we started an Open House Backpack Giveaway (6 backpacks stuffed with supplies from each grade's supply list). This would be GREAT for our Teachers! Thanks for the photo and how to! I think the idea of stuffing the boxes with more supplies is awesome!

Unknown said...

I love this idea, I just wish you had a pix for each step, I am more visual than reading directions, anyway you could add pix step by step? Like Mrs. Giarraffa, I too could only find the 5 boxes at Joann's for $20. They don't call them nesting box btw, "darice, set of 5 paper mache boxes" for those who typed in "nesting boxes" in the search box on their website.

Simply Create said...
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Simply Create said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words! I definitely purchased the 3 boxes in a pack for 9.99 (only 4.50 after my 50% coupon) I know it has been a year since the original post and maybe the items have changed. I remember they also sold them separately. I am going to check out other stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby since school will be starting soon for my kiddos. Also, MrsGirraffa I sent you an email :)
thanks everyone! www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com

KP said...

I love this idea, thank you so much for sharing!! I am gathering the supplies to create it and I too need the box sizes :) Could you please email them to kristyh85@gmail.com. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Love it! My 7 year old daughter and I are going to make on for her second grade teacher TODAY!!

Rachel said...

Done! So easy! Found the 3 nesting boxes at JoAnne's (Its called the "Value Pack" and is 10.99 this year). Got 50% multiple items with this weeks ad! The numbers of crayon boxes, glue sticks, etc worked out perfectly. Thanks for the idea and step-by-step instructions!!

KimE said...

Does anybody know what the box sizes are? The JoAnn's near my house doesn't carry them, but the one across town does. (It's amost 25 miles away). So I thought I'd get them online, but I have to choose my sizes.
Thanks!

Dawn Murrell said...

Amazingly cute project! I plan on scrap stealing it for my article for Examiner.com if you dont mind! Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely give you a shout out so keep up the good work!

The Heki Family said...

I am so excited to make this for the teacher I am a class captain for this year. I have made a diaper cake and they are so fun and cute. I love this idea with the school supplies. So creative!

Mae

Wheeler Family said...

Thanks for this fun idea. I made a few adjustments so I thought I would share. I made 2-1 large one with 2 boxes from hobby lobby at $2.99& 3.99 (don't forget to use your 40% coupon) and then a smaller one using the small value nesting boxes from JoAnn's for $7.99 (again-don't forget your coupon) Instead of using the lid as a stand I put mine on a cardboard cake tray and I added some hand sanitizer and pencils in mine. Hope the teachers like it!

Amy V. said...

I bought all the supplies to make this except for the boxes. Can you tell me what size the large box is? I want to go to Joann's today :) Thanks for the great idea!! My email is Amy.vogt@live.com

Megan Mistretta said...

Can somebody tell me.. are the boxes supposed to just sit on top of each other or are they supposed to be secured in some way? Thanks!

Denise Dee said...

Hi
@Amy, the bottom box is a 10 inch but you can use larger if you like. @Megan, I used a small amount of hot glue to attach the boxes to each other. feel free to contact me with any more questions: simplycreate@msn.com Thank you to all who have enjoyed this tutorial and made your own supply cakes! Special thank you to @Dawn Murrel for featuring this on the Examiner.com Enjoy! Denise, www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com

Alyssa@Clever Nest said...

I love this! You are so creative, and as a teacher, I would love to get this gift :). I'm featuring it on my blog, Clever Nest, today as part of a Back to School DIY roundup. Come check it out!

http://www.myclevernest.com/2012/08/nest-to-impress-very-best-of-back-to.html

Alyssa

FullofSunshine said...

I used bounty paper towels for center, and followed the rest. Thanks for the idea!! Love it.
: )

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