Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"C" is for Cupcake Box (4 pack)

Maybe it's the cuteness factor or the fact that I have a bazillion wood scraps lying around but I think everyone needs a cupcake box.  I'm sharing how to make your own diy cupcake box with no fancy tools (and by fancy I mean a router or table saw).

Because you never know when you might need to transport 4 cupcakes somewhere,
Perhaps a little get together for lunch or a gift for a friend?

I used velcro to attach the front cover.  Definitely consider super glue or stapling the velcro to the wood to ensure it stays in place.

Proof that looks can be deceiving!  When the box is closed you would never know the deliciousness that is waiting inside.


And now for the plans to make your own cupcake box.

Materials:                                                       Cut List:
1 – 1x8x6 pine board                                        2 – 1x8 @ 5” (sides)
1 – ¾” square dowel                                         1 – 1x8 @ 5 ¾” (base)
¼” plywood scraps                                           1 – 1x8 @ 7 ¼” (top)
                                                                          2 – ¾” square dowel @ 7 ¼” (glides)
2 1/8” hole saw                                                 2 – ¼” plywood @ 7 ¼” x 5 ¾” (back & front)
1 ¼” & ¾” finish nails                              1 – ¼” plywood @ 7” x 5 ½” (insert)
wood glue     
¾” spade bit

Read through plans first and please always use safety precautions with power tools!

Step 1: Make sides.  Attach square dowel glides to sides using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.  Make 2 mirror images.

Step 2: Base.  Attach sides to base using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

Step 3: Top.  Attach top to sides using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

Step 4: Front cover.  Cut hole in front cover using ¾” spade bit.

Step 5: Back.  Attach back to box using glue and ¾” finish nails.

Step 6: Insert.  Make cupcake holder insert using 2 1/8” hole saw (for doorknobs) with equal spacing.

Fill holes with wood putty and sand well.  Attach handle for carrying and velcro at front edge and front cover back for closing.

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1 comment:

  1. So cut . I love seeing what you come up with when using scrap wood.