Thursday, September 22, 2011

School Supply Birthday Cake

Teachers have birthdays too! In order to do something special for J's 3rd grade teacher on her birthday, we decided to make her a cake...out of school supplies.

Based on a
tutorial I found on The Butlers blog I headed out to Walmart who is currently clearancing a lot of school supplies in order to fit in their Halloween products.  Armed with the following supplies, I began construction on the gift of the year! 

Rubberbands of all sizes
1 roll paper towels
4 composition notebooks
7 boxes of crayons
4 packs of pens
1 pack of mechanical pencils
3 bottles Hand Sanitizer
4 post it notes
10 glue sticks
Hat box lid
Teacher Notecard by Janna Wilson 

Cover hat box with ribbon.  This is bottom of cake.  You could also use a cake round base, covered with pretty paper...or cut a circle out of cardboard. 

Attach notebooks to paper towel roll to create your center base. Secure with rubber bands. 

Add items, securing with rubber bands as needed. 

I used an empty paper towel roll to form the glue stick circle...then I stuffed it into the center of the paper towel roll to hold to the top of my cake. with rubber bands. 

Add Ribbon to cover up your rubber bands. 

Add a card...and other embellishments.  I would have loved to add some flowers but J was against that.   It still had to look like it came from a boy. 

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