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Cute Cupcake DIY Birthday Card (in Minutes!)

Instead of giving out store bought cards, try mixing things up with a handmade one. Isn’t this cupcake DIY birthday card super cute and fun?

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never made a card before, you’ll be able to accomplish this paper craft. It’s simple enough for kids!

Cute Cupcake DIY Birthday Card (in Minutes)

Looking for a cute handmade birthday card idea? Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Our family has officially entered “birthday season.” It seems like everyone we know was born during Spring and Summer!

Usually I give friends store-bought cards, but recently I tried mixing things up with a handmade one. Isn’t this cupcake DIY birthday card super cute and fun?

DIY cupcake birthday card

Cupcake Birthday Card

Here are the materials you’ll need to make a cupcake card:

  • Cardstock
  • Cupcake Wrapper
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Colorful Paper (I used Origami paper)
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Thin String
  • Candle
  • Decorative Items (I used circle stickers)
Piece of cardstock cut into a rectangle with scissors

Step 1: Cut out a piece of cardstock to make a card.

Cupcake wrapper cut in half and a piece of pink paper cut to be a cupcake top

Step 2: Cut your cupcake wrapper in half. Press it down to and trim the edges until you have the cupcake bottom. Cut out a matching cupcake top from colorful paper.

Cupcake wrapper and top attached to the card front

Step 3: Using double sided tape, attach your cupcake top and bottom to your cardstock. Add any cute decorations that you’d like.

Candle placed on the top of the birthday card with twine and a craft knife lay nearby

Step 4: Place your card onto a cutting mat. Place your candle on top of the card. Using your craft knife, make two tiny slits on both sides of your candle for your string.

Step 5: Cut a piece of string and tie your candle on!

Candle tied to the front of the DIY birthday card

Tada – your DIY birthday card is done. Just write a special birthday message inside and you’re all set! Happy making, friends!


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Vanessa Lockwood

Friday 27th of May 2016

This card is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing your method, I'll totally be trying to make one of these soon!