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Jul 19 2016
10 months ago
1:42 PM MDT

School Supply “Cake” (Back to School Gift Idea)

Jul 19, 2016 @ 1:42 PM MDT
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Easy School Supply Cake by

Are you looking for a creative way to donate school supplies to a deserving teacher and/or school? Check out this creative and easy to make tiered “Cake” using school supplies! The best part is you can use the supplies like I did in my example or you can use what you have in your stockpile. What a great way to take advantage of all the amazing back to school deals found on!

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How to Make a School Supply “Cake”:

Supplies Needed:
3 Tiered Paper Mache Boxes
Craft Paint
Large Rubber Bands
Decorative Tape or Ribbon
Mounting Tape
Various School Supplies I used: {11 Crayola Crayons 24-count packs, 13 bottles of Elmer’s School Glue, 2 Kid Scissors, 49 Sharpie Markers, 4 Hand Sanitizer Bottles and 1 Disinfectant Wipes Container}

School Supply Cake Tutorial by


  • Paint the boxes if desired and let dry.
  • Place two rubber bands around the middle of the largest bottom box and then place desired school supplies around the edges – under the rubber bands.
  • Stack and attach the middle box using heavy duty mounting tape, and repeat the steps of using rubber bands to hold school supplies.
  • Do the same with the top box. Note: I decided to not use the lid for the top tier so it can hold the wipes and hand sanitizer inside instead.
  • Lastly, cover rubber bands with decorative tape or ribbon.

School Supplies Tower Gift

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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