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Back to School Supplies "Cake"

I can't believe it's already that time of year! My oldest is going into first grade. I've seen supply cakes all over Pinterest, and I decided to tackle one of my own for Jackson's new teacher. I combined a few different ideas into one.

First, I created a colored pencil "vase."

I used a mason jar, but because of the lip around the top, the pencils ended up uneven. I had to pull them off and start all over again! The next time, I got smart and added a few rubber bands around the bottom to even things out. I hot glued the pencils on, making sure the brand name was facing in. I even used a level to make sure they were staying straight!
Next, I made the base of the cake. I cut a circle out of a cereal box for the bottom and glued orange paper over it. In the center, I put Styrofoam circles from the Dollar Tree and placed the crayon boxes around it. The circles were 4 inches in diameter, and 6 boxes fit around it. I attached them with tape so that the boxes wouldn't have to be torn apart to get off of the base. I used green ribbon to line it.
The pencil vase sat in the middle. I added 3 glue bottles in front of it to fill the rest of the space. Those I attached with hot glue. I put two more glue bottles upside down inside the mason jar and added a few Expo markers on top. Secured with a rubber band, I wrapped them in green ribbon as well.
I'll add a tag to it, and it will be ready for Jackson to take to his teacher. I hope tomorrow starts a great year! 
Good luck to all of you sending your children off to school!!

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  1. Your teacher's supply cake looks fantastic, Erin!
    Jackson must have been very excited to give this to his new teacher!

  2. This is adorable! I'm sure any teacher would LOVE this! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party! New facebook follower!

  3. I have never seen anything like this...how cute! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #15…it's live now. Hope to see you there!

  4. This is a great idea! Unfortunately, I don't have any kids to do stuff like this for...

    BTW: I'm visiting from the blog hop!


  5. G'day! What a great idea, true!
    Used to get very excited when I was little with all the new supplies I needed to start the school year with too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Dawn's and Amber's Blog Strut Party

  6. Love it! Thanks for sharing:) Going to pin it now!

  7. Such a cute idea! I'm a new follower from The Blog Strut. Have a nice weekend!

  8. This is too cute.. I love that people are giving school supplies at the beginning (or end) of the year. I bet all those teachers really appreciate the help :) Great job!

  9. That's such a cute idea! This weeks craft party is posted, I'd love for you to stop by and link up! SEW licious Craft Showcase http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/show-licious-craft-showcase-link-party-46/


  10. This is so creative, I love it. This is perfect for a kids party. Very clever. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. We just started back to school today, but Sammie is now in middle school. Such a cute project! Happy School year!

  12. Congratulations...this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous post!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing at Krafty Inspiration Thursday! I can't wait to see what you link up this week.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.


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