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Living in a different state than most of my friends and family means I have to step up my card game when it comes to birthdays and holidays. I don’t always get to spend Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays with the ones that matter the most, but I still try to make my presence known, even in the smallest of ways, by sending a special card. When I saw Hallmark cards starting at .47 cents at Walmart, I knew there was no excuse not to stock up. Besides, there’s always triple that amount of change hiding at the bottom of my purse that needs to be put to use anyway. While browsing for the perfect Father’s Day card to send my Dad, I stocked up on a bunch of birthday cards for all the upcoming summer birthdays marked on my calendar. There were many cute designs for such a great price, so I basically bought them all.
After I stocked up on cards, I headed to the bakery to get some cupcakes to give as a gift to a friend with an upcoming birthday. I knew I wanted to make something different than the traditional cake, cupcake, or fruit bouquet, so I decided on a cupcake bouquet to give as a gift along with a birthday card. The cupcake bouquet was fairly simple to make, and makes a great, inexpensive gift.
To make a DIY cupcake bouquet, all you need is a flower pot, round styrofoam ball, toothpicks, tissue paper, and several cupcakes.
Putting the cupcake bouquet together is simple. Place the styrofoam ball on top of the flower pot, then place your toothpicks into the ball wherever you want to place a cupcake. Use the toothpicks to hold the cupcakes onto the bouquet, then fill the open space with decorative tissue.
This gift total cost less than $10! That’s not bad at all if I do say so myself.
What I like most about making a cupcake bouquet is you can tailor it for any occasion just by changing the color theme. Pairing a cupcake bouquet with a Hallmark card is a great way to brighten someone’s day, because hello, who doesn’t love cupcakes!?
Of course I couldn’t pass up the Boston Terrier card! Chris loves Boston Terriers, so he may just be getting this card for his upcoming birthday. Here’s to hoping he doesn’t see this post!
You can find the Hallmark cards starting at .47 cents exclusively at Walmart. There’s also some great options for less than a dollar as well!
Do you have a favorite DIY gift you make? I’d love to hear your ideas and try some new ones!