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Make a Birthday Cake Frame

Hey ribbon lovers, so glad you stopped by today for a little inspiration!  Today I wanted to share a birthday cake frame I created. In our family most of the birthdays are in summertime when holiday decorating is at it lowest. Why not pep up the vignette with a little extra birthday decorations!  Or maybe a gift for that someone who has everything.

Birthday Cake Frame

I wanted the photo frame to look like a tall cake with fancy icing. The faux suede with a ruffle edge in ¾” and 1 ½” work perfect to create this look. I hot glued the ribbon directly to the frame, alternating between the two different widths of ribbon. 

Birthday Cake Frame

To create the candles I cut a small dowel into 3 pieces. I then wrapped it in pink striped grosgrain, to make it look like a real candle.  I finished the look with a glittered teardrop piece of paper. To attach the candles to the frame I drilled 3 small holes in the frame and twisted the dowels in. 

Birthday Cake Frame

I thought this sentiment was so funny… and I’m always looking for a reason to eat more cake. I gave ‘cake’ a little sparkle before inserting it into the frame.

Birthday Cake Frame

I hope you loved my ‘birthday cake’!

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes


May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Striped Grosgrain Ribbon


May Arts Ribbon Faux Suede Ruffle


May Arts Ribbon Faux Suede Ruffle


Other Supplies Used:

  • Bella Blvd pattern paper sentiment
  1. NWFlamingo

    If this isn't the darn cutest thing!  Somebody who has everything probably wouldn't have one of these!

  2. Sue D

    Very cute birthday decoration!

  3. Kristie Maynard

    Looks so festive!



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