Saturday, April 21, 2012

Oven Cupcake Box Tutorial

When I posted my oven cupcake gift box HERE, I had a few requests for more detailed instructions on how to make the box.  I put this oven cupcake box tutorial together so you can make your own oven cupcake boxes, too!

Supplies: (links below)
12"x12" sheet of white cardstock or a sheet that is printed on only one side
Scraps of gray, black, red, and white cardstock
Cellophane (packaging works great)

TIP: Use supplies you have on hand to create the stove burners and knobs.  Get creative!

Oven Cupcake Box Tutorial

1. Cut a piece of 10"x12" paper. 

2. Along the 12" side, score the paper at 3", 6", and 9" (I have drawn them in black for better photographs only.  Ignore the squiggle where I messed up.)  :)

3. Along the 10" side, score the paper at .5", 3.5", 6.5", and 9.5"

4. Using a craft knife, cut out the areas marked with an X, making sure to cut out tabs. 
This is what the paper will look like after you have finished cutting.

5. Add a paper tab to the inside of the oven door. Round the corners. 

6. Make a window in the oven door by tracing a 1.25"x2" window template onto the oven door.  Cut out the window with a craft knife.

7. Apply adhesive around the window and adhere a sheet of cellophane.  TIP: Use more cellophane than you need.  It is really easy to trim. 
Apply adhesive
Add cellophane and trim.

8.  Assemble box by adding adhesive to the white side of the tabs.  Trim the side tabs so they do not show when the oven door is closed.  Round the corners. 

9. Make a door handle by cutting a 1/4" wide strip of gray paper.  Round the corners and adhere with foam adhesive.  

10. To make the oven control panel, cut a piece of 3"x3" white cardstock.  Starting at one end, score at .25" and 1.25". 

11. Punch 5 small holes in the 1" section of the control panel piece.  Add brads.  (Click HERE for a video on how to use the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tools)

 12. Apply adhesive to the 1/4" section of the control panel and adhere to top of the oven opposite the door. 

13. Adhere the remaining part of the control panel piece to the back of the oven. 

14. Punch 4 1" circles from gray paper and attach buttons to the top.  Adhere to the top of the oven and you're done!  (Click HERE for a video to see how the Epiphany Crafts button tool works)

You can add a fun tag or sentiment to the oven and fill with a cupcake or other goodies!  If you have any questions or need any clarification on this tutorial, please do not hesitate to send me a quick email!

Happy "baking"!


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. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to have to try one of these.

  2. Oh dear goodness, this is the cutest thing ever! And a really fabulous and easy to follow tutorial as well. The buttons and brads crack me up, they look so real!

  3. This is amazing Amanda! I really amazed!

  4. Can't believe I'm just now seeing this.. You are so clever girl! LOVE LOVE LOVE this little oven :) Thank you for posting a tutorial.

  5. I found this on Melstampz and followed the path to you the creator of such a wonderful, delightful ove. OOOOO! Tks for the tutorial!

  6. Hi Amanda. I just went looking for an oven template for a cupcake box and found your blog. I hope you don't mind me sharing this on Facebook and Twitter. Great idea. Thank you.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  7. Thank-you so much for your willingness to share such a wonderful 3d paper craft! Brilliant!

  8. Thank-you so much for your willingness to share such a wonderful template and tutorial! Brilliant!

  9. Hi. This oven is fantastic! Where did you find the
    Clock paper? Thanks, Pam DeK

  10. Hermoso, me encantó.. lo haré algún día.


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