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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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15 comments:

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

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  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!
    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-63.html#more

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  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!

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  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!

    Whitney

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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  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/

    Marti

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  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

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

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

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  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.
    http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/

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