Monday, April 9, 2012

DIY Oven Cupcake Gift Box

At first glance, this little oven box appears unassuming, but there's a party happening on the inside!  This little oven cupcake box is now even easier to make with my FREE oven cupcake box cut file created especially for you!  

(Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make this box)
(NEW!  Click HERE for a free oven cupcake box cut file and free mini clock printable)

DIY Oven Cupcake Gift Box

DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file.  So cute!
Looks delish!  Use a piece of patterned cardstock to cut the oven box to reveal a fun surprise when the box is opened.  The updated cut file includes a cupcake holder so the cupcake won't slide around in the box.

DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file. |
I used one 12"x12" sheet of patterned cardstock, scored it, cut it, and turned it into a box.  I wanted the oven to be white, so I folded the print to the inside.  I cut out a window and added cellophane to create the oven glass.  The box measures 3"x3"x3" (not including the control panel) which is the perfect size for a gourmet cupcake.

DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file. Use brads and buttons to create the dials and burners.
The control panel is made with 4 small brads and a custom Epiphany Crafts brad and Round 14 bubble cap.  You can download a FREE mini clock printable available on my Freebies tab.  You can punch the mini clocks with a standard 1/2" or 3/4" circle punch and they look just fabulous on their own.

DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file. Use brads and buttons to create the burners.  So cute!
The stove burners are made with Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Round 20 and buttons.  Each burner sits on top of a 1" gray circle.

While this gift box is all dolled up for a birthday, you could just as easily turn it into a "Bun in the Oven" gift for someone who is expecting a baby. :)  Or, for those of you with young children, it could also be a play oven.  The tea kettle fits on the stovetop quite nicely! 

DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file. |

Lastly, here is a photo of what the box looked like before I put it all together.  I had to add one extra tab to the top of the oven door.  (Click HERE for a more detailed tutorial on how to make the oven box.)
DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file. |

DIY Oven Cupcake box with FREE cut file. How cute is this?

If you make an oven cupcake gift box, I'd love for you to share it with me on my Popper & Mimi Facebook page.

Have fun creating!


If you like this project, you may also like these: 

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Download a free SVG or PDF cut file for this cute gift bag at

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  1. OMG! This is so cute and creative! You rocks, Amanda!

  2. WOW !!!!!!!!!!! Oh this is so so CUTE !

    You have so much patience as well as talent !

    I would ADORE this is someone gave me one of these

    WELL DONE - it's adorable xxxx :0)

  3. Hermosa estufa!!! me encanta, mil gracias por compartir saludos desde México <3

  4. Saw your sweet Doodlebug Doily Tree on the SSS blog. Followed some links and ended up here. WOW, this is a SUPER oven box. I just adore it! TFS. I plan to give it a try. :)

  5. Thanks for the super cute cupcake holder! My DD is gonna love you for it!! :D

  6. É lindo e muito criativo, eu adorei! Um abraço do Brasil para você Amanda.

  7. Thanks for providing the free files!

  8. So very cute! Thanks for the instructions!


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