Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"C" is for Cupcake Carrier (large)

Last week I shared the 4 pack cupcake carrier but today it's the real deal because in all honesty you're definitely more likely to need 18 cupcakes than 4!

A simple wood box with inserts means you can deliver these cupcakes in style!

For this little creation I was inspired by Anthropologie's Wooden Cake Box Carrier:

Their version is $75 plus shipping and sold out until 6/22.  Guess that means you'll want to DIY this project!

This cupcake box holds 18 regular size cupcakes.  You could also make mini inserts and fit a ton of those little two-bite morsels.

I added a leather handle to this version, any handle or long pull will do the trick.

So unsuspecting!  A few pieces of velcro holds the door in place (be sure to staple the velcro on the box corners).

Below I will show you how to make this cupcake carrier.  As always be careful and use caution when operating power tools.

Materials:                                                       Cut List:
1 – 1x12x6 pine board                                            2 – 1x12 @ 9 3/4” (sides)
1 – ¾” square dowel                                               2 – 1x12 @ 11 1/4” (top & bottom)
¼” plywood scraps                                                 4 – ¾” square dowel @ 11 ¼” (glides)
                                                                                2 - ¼” plywood @ 11 ¼” x 11 1/4” (back & front)
                                                                                2 – ¼” plywood @ 11” x 9 ½” (inserts)
2 1/8” hole saw                                                       
1 ¼” & ¾” finish nails                                             
wood glue     
¾” spade bit

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

Step 2: Top & bottom.  Attach sides to top and bottom using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

Step 3: Back.  Attach back to box using glue and ¾” finish nails.

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

Step 5: Inserts.  Make cupcake holder inserts using 2 1/8” hole saw (for doorknobs) with equal spacing.
Sand well.  Add velcro closures using staple gun and handle at top center.

For details on the cute little 4 pack version click here.

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