When it comes to bridal crafts, don’t leave out the gift table. Here’s the recipe to a picture-perfect faux wedding cake that is created simply by stacking a set of hatboxes.
Wedding Cake Card Box
– 3 papier-mache hatboxes in graduated sizes (8 inches, 11 inches and 14 inches in diameter)
– 9 sheets of scrapbook paper in three patterns, three sheets for each box
– Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Spray®
– Craft knife
– Foam or silk flowers
Sequins or Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™
– Bride and groom topper
– 10-inch piece of netting or tulle
– Hot glue
Directions: Remove lids from the 8-inch and 11-inch boxes (these will not be used in final project). Choose a pattern of paper for each box. Working with one box at a time, add a coat of Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Spray® to the bottom and outside and apply paper. Smooth out any bubbles with fingertips. You now have the three cake tiers.
Take the lid to the 14-inch box and make a slit 1 1/4 inches from the edge with the craft knife. Make it long enough across the length of the lid so cards can easily fit through. Use Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Spray® and paper to cover the lid and the craft knife to cut through to the slit. On all the boxes, cover up where paper edges meet by adding trim, flowers or rows of Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™ .
Turn the top two tiers over. Hot glue the 8-inch box to the center of the 11-inch box, then glue that box to the lid of the 14-inch box. Place the tiered lid on the 14-inch box. It will look like a round-tiered wedding cake.
Hot glue the bride-and-groom topper to the top of the cake and affix the tulle to their heads so that it drapes down over the back of the cake. Place your new wedding cake card box on the gift table so guests can insert cards.
VARIATIONS: Use fabric, wrapping paper or paint instead of paper to match your wedding colors.