DIY: Cupcake Box

DIY Cupcake Box

This gorgeous DIY Cupcake Box is sure to impress guests. Send them home with a delicious baked treat gifted in style.


• White card
• Scissors and/or Stanley knife
• Ruler
• Double-sided sticky tape
• Wrapping Paper


Download the template for your DIY Cupcake Box here. You’ll have a sheet for your base and one for your lid. If your printer is able to print onto card stock, print onto card. If not, simply print your template onto paper.


Start with the base of your Cupcake Boxn and cut out your template. If you printed onto paper, trace around your template onto card. Use a ruler to add in the tab lines so that your traced template looks identical to your print out.


Use a Stanley knife to score along the dotted lines, then fold these to make tabs.


Add double-sided sticky tape to each tab and carefully join the sides together until you’ve made the shape of your box.

Repeat steps 1 -4 with your lid.


Cut out the label from your template along with a strip of Wrapping Paper. Once you’re ready to seal your box with your cupcake inside, wrap this strip around your box meeting in the middle at the top. Secure with sticky tape, then attach your label in the centre of your lid using double-sided sticky-tape.

Now you have a gorgeous homemade ‘Thank You’ gift to send guests home with. Yum!

Recipe: Lemon and blueberry cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

These delicious blueberry and lemon cupcakes are topped off with a lemony cream cheese icing and finished with a simple sugared blueberry for the perfect special touch.

Perfect for birthdays, celebrations or even just because. Follow the steps below to make your own.


For the cupcake batter:

• 1 2/3 cups plain flour
• 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 120g unsalted butter, softened
• 2/3 cup caster sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 1 tsp lemon zest
• 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (plus extra for topping)

For the icing:

• 180g unsalted butter, softened
• 250g cream cheese, softened
• 2 2/3 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ½ tsp lemon zest

For the sugared blueberries:

• Handful blueberries (approximately 12 – one per cupcake)
• 1 egg yolk
• 1/3 cup vanilla sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C fan-forced

2. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder into a bowl and add your salt

3. Beat button and sugar in an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until pale and fluffy

4. Add eggs, beating in between until each is combined

5. Add vanilla extract to your egg and butter mixture, then add sour cream and lemon zest

6. On slow speed, add your flour bit by bit until your cupcake batter is combined

7. Fold through blueberries

8. Line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper cases and pour your cupcake batter into the paper cases

9. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden then let cool completely

10. While your cupcakes are cooling, make your icing following insturctions below


1. With your electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together for 2 minutes or until pale and fluffy

2. Slowly add your vanilla extract, lemon zest and icing sugar until combined

3. Prepare your sugared blueberries by coating blueberries lightly with egg yolk, then rolling in vanilla sugar

4. Once your cupcakes have cooled completely, top with icing and finish with a sugared blueberry

Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

Gift Wrapping Tips

Gorgeous gifts deserve gorgeous gift wrapping. There are so many options to ensure your gifts are presented with style. Follow these tips and tricks to get started.


• Wrapping Paper
• Scissors
• Double-sided sticky-tape
• Twine
• Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set


To create sweet bunting to adorn your gifts, use the polka dot side of your Wrapping Paper. Cut out small flags, making sure a polka dot is in the centre of each flag.

Next, cut a length of twine, and fold the top of the flags over the twine, securing with double-sided sticky tape. Tie this around your gift on an angle and finish with a handmade gift tag.

To make the gift tag, cut out a flag shape in white paper or card and join this onto a cutting from your Here & Now Wrapping Paper. Using your Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set, stamp the recipient’s name onto the white flag. Stick to your gift with double-sided sticky-tape. Gorgeous!


A stylish paper fan is a fun and simple way to present gifts with love. To start, wrap your present in double-sided Here & Now Wrapping Paper. Then, cut a strip of Wrapping Paper and use the opposite design to wrap around the gift length ways.

To make your paper fan, simply cut a square of Wrapping Paper and fold it back and forth in a concertina fan effect. Secure the middle with twine and fan out the sides. Then position in the centre of your gift and secure with twine. Simple and stylish.

How to: Plan your wedding in organised style

Plan your wedding in organised style

When planning a wedding it can seem like you’re constantly checking off a never-ending To Do list. Let go of this unwanted stress, stay on top of every detail and ensure you enjoy the process with these organised tools. Together, they’re the perfect companions to help you stay calm and in control in the lead up to your special day.

The key to organisation is to have a home for everything. Follow these simple steps to use these tools efficiently and effectively and ensure you have time to enjoy the little things.


• Vision Board
• Wedding Notes
• Wedding To Do List
• Metal Rollerball Pen
• Wedding Organiser
• Plastic Pockets 20pk


Start your planning by creating a beautiful Vision Board to inspire your wedding. Gather inspiration from magazines, Pinterest, blogs and friends. Decide on a colour palette and pin up images, photos, quotes and anything that will help inspire you along the journey.

Revisit this beautiful Vision Board whenever you need a little help making a decision or just a daily dose of inspiration.


The Wedding Organiser is your place to store clippings, inspiration, samples, pamphlets, catalogues, menus and more.

Use the stickers to customise the tabs to suit your unique needs, add any extra Plastic Pockets you need and slip all paperwork and extra documents you collect along the way into their appropriate tabs. It might be sample invites, magazine clippings of wedding favours, images of bridesmaids’ dresses. Keep all this inspiration, extra paperwork and information, in your Wedding Organiser, so you know exactly where to look when you need to.

You’ll be able to compare looks, ideas, inspiration and more and it works hand-in-hand with the Wedding Notes.


Wedding Notes is your handy companion to take with you everywhere. The perfect size to slip in your bag when visiting venues, dress shops, florists and more.

Within this useful organiser are 16 tabs including budget, guests, venue, reception, photography, attire, beauty, catering, transport, flowers, stationery, honeymoon and more.

A wedding checklist keeps you on top of monthly deadlines so you can see at a glance where you’re at with your planning and within each tab are detailed prompts for you to fill out as you organise each area. Note down quotes, compare services, record contact details so you know exactly how to get in touch and stay on top of every detail as you plan and organise.

This comprehensive book includes everything you need to consider so that nothing’s forgotten. Carry it with you daily and use the notes space to record any ideas or thoughts that arise as you meet new people and find out new information. When you return home, add any collected paperwork to your Wedding Organiser.


Transfer activities, things to do and people to call onto your wedding To Do List. This way you stay on top of daily tasks and upcoming appointments and can easily prioritise by day, week, or month.

Tick things off as you achieve them and love the sense of organised achievement as you work towards your special day.


Enjoy the journey! If loved ones offer to help, say yes! Ask them to help research, hold a crafting afternoon to make wedding favours or write place cards. Whatever jobs are on your list, consider who could help you complete them. Investing in the help of others not only means tasks are completed quicker, but the process is more enjoyable too.

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