DIY: Make a Wish Birthday Card


I knew I wanted to create something special for my sister's big 2-0 birthday this year.  I fell in love with this adorable card I found on Pinterest and knew I had to put my own spin on it.

Have someone special you'd like to send a wish to?

HERE'S THE HOW TO:


I used a real candle and some brown card stock for the cupcake. The wrapper is an actual cupcake wrapper which I cut like so...


I sketched out the wording on the card which I later painted on.  Then, I assembled the cupcake on top.


I poked tiny holes through the card on each side of the candle and thread the ribbon through. I tied the ribbon around the candle to hold it in place.


Now comes the fun part... make a wish!!  And you have to tell what your wish is or it won't come true...

So, what are you wishing for??

73 comments:

  1. this is brilliant! I am totally gunna do this for my next birthday card! thank you for your wonderful and creative ideas Erica! :)

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  2. What a great idea- super cute!!

    http://mylifebeingrenewed.blogspot.com/

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  3. Such a fabulous idea, can't wait til I have a birthday to try this for! Thank you :)

    shygirlloudvoice.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so cute! I'll use this idea when someone's birthday comes :3

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  5. This is so precious!! My husband's birthday is on Tuesday and I'm so tempted to make this for him....but somehow I think it would be more appreciated by a girl :) I will definitely make it someday, totally cute!

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  6. Erica, this is such a great idea! And it seems so easy. I'm on holiday right now and meeting my best friend to celebrate his birthday. Spent AGES looking for a card, this would have been perfect to make before I came to New Zealand. Next year! That cupcake wrapper you choose was definitely a great choice!

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  7. So cute! I love the bow accent on the candle.

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  8. Is this serious? Look at you! Miss crafty ;) I will definitely be doing this at some point. LOVE DIY's!

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  9. that is such a cute card! i love it!

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  10. love it!!! Brava Erica!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  11. This is so cute! Love the idea!

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  12. Wow, this is such an adorable idea for a card, love it! My arts and crafts skills are sadly a smidge below par, but will def be giving this a go. Thanks for the inspo!

    Elly @ Caribbean Living

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  13. Now this is one sweet idea...and so easy peasy! Thanks my friend.Happy new week to you.

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  14. Lovely idea- and it turned out great! I'll definitely be doing this!

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  15. This is so cute! I am definitely bookmarking this for the next birthday I come across.

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  16. Love this idea! My girls like to make their own cards when they go to birthday parties and they love cupcakes... we're going to have to try this out! :)

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  17. This handmade birthday card is so thoughtful. I love this idea! You did an amazing job with it! I am definitely going to get creative with the next birthday that rolls around. Love it!

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.blogspot.com

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  18. So cute! I love making my own birthday and Christmas cards.

    I'm wishing for a splendid week for me and all my friends :-)

    lyckoland.blogg.se

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  19. That would be a nice idea how.
    A nice card, I want to present someone like this.

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  20. How darling! Your creativity just amazes me every time. :-) I should make a stack of these and then have them ready to go. I love the idea of a homemade card but... these days it rarely happens!

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  21. This is so cute! You always have the most creative projects :) I feel like I have a zillion of those cupcake wrappers but nothing to do with them...so I really love this idea.

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  23. Love this idea! it's so nice people still use cards for birthdays :) and with this 3 dimensional touch it becomes even better!

    Xx

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  24. you always have the cutest little DIY's! love this :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  25. I would have never thought to use cupcake wrappers for a cupcake card. Genius! This is totally adorable.

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  26. Oh my goodness SUPER CUTE. I bet you sister loved it. You spin on the tutorial is totally adorable =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  27. Cuteness overload!!! I bet she just loved it!!
    Kate :}

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  28. Oh my, this is so, so cute!
    -Kati

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  29. This is SO adorable Erica! I love the little candle. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  30. super super super cute!! i love how you incorporated a real candle and cupcake wrapper, among other lovely details :)

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  31. adorable card! i need to make one for my husband's bday!!

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  32. Super cute! Isn't pinterest addicting?

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  33. This is so stinkin cute! I'm totally doing this for the next birthday that comes up!

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  34. Okay.. How CUTE is that card! Love it!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  35. I know what I will be doing with my next craft evening.

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  36. This is super cute Erica and very clever. This idea would make a great birthday invitation too. I hope your sister enjoys her birthday, she's going to love this card.

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  37. So clever! It would be a fun place setter for a party as well.

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  38. This is seriously the cutest birthday card ever! Never would have thought of that! So cute!

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  39. awesome idea! i have a friend who would adore this! thanks!
    love your blog!
    following you now & would love if you checked mine out and followed if you liked!
    <3
    nailvarnishvixen.blogspot.com

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  40. that is such a beautiful card, and so sweet of you!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  41. Super cute DIY as ever! I sometimes make my own cards but they are much simpler - either handstamped or embroidery.

    Claire

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  42. Oh my gosh, that is creative, awesome, and adorable!
    LOVE this!

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  43. This is the most adorable card ever. I think I'd frame it!

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  44. Wow! So creative. I make homemade cards as well, but nowhere near as pretty as this. I never even thought or imagined of using real things (like a candle) other than crayons.

    Haha! Beautiful card!

    Best wishes,

    Zabrinah
    [your everyday girl,
    writing about guys]

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  45. Beautiful card. You are so creative and you just make everything look so beautiful!!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  46. this is so pretty! and quite easy to make, I love it!

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  47. You are so creative & inspiring. Love love love this card!
    Abi K

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  48. that card is super adorable!! very creative erica love it!

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  49. Cute! I happen to have lots of cupcake liners (I don't know why since I'm not the baking type) so I'll have to give this DIY idea a go :)

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  50. what a cute idea! i never make my own cards for people but it's such a personal touch, i really should start doing it.

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  51. this is just beyond brilliant. like so cute and fun. the idea of using a candle on the card?!?!?! gah. you are like martha stewart

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  52. this is a great birthday card.... I love that is a 3D effect.... Kisses sweety
    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

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  53. such an adorable bday card! love your blog - we should follow each other!?

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  54. Cool. I once made a music birthday card my using a little chip from a singing candle (you know the ones they put in greeting cards that beeps happy birthday). You needed to push a button or something. it was pretty cool, if I may say so myself ;)

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  55. this is adorable... happy b-day to her!

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  56. I think it's so adorable that you used the candle for the 'i'. really creative :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  57. That birthday card is PERFECT!

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  58. wow, so cute!! you're genius! (and I think I've told you this before.:))
    my wish? haha... good try!

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  59. This is adorable!! You are so clever and come up with the best diys.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  60. you are so creative! I'm going to try a "manly" take on this for my husband's 25th b-day that's coming up. Thanks for the genius idea! :)

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  61. This is soooooo cute!! I love it xx

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  62. Just darling Erica! I'll be your sister LOVED it :-)

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  63. great post!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because love your blog!!
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  64. oh wow that is such an awesome idea for a card! will definitely use this

    hope you'll visit back!
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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