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Thursday, August 8, 2013

DIY Thursday- How to Mail a Slice of Cake

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This is the third installment of DIY Thursday!  Maybe I'll actually start remembering more often.

Well Wednesday was Katie's mom, my aunt's, birthday.  So my brother and I decided we were going to make her a surprise gift and mail it to her since we're on vacation and can't be there for her birthday.

Then, browsing Pinterest I saw the idea and it linked to here.  I thought it was hilarious, and said we should try it!  So that day we went to the hardware store and got all our supplies.  It took us about 5 days to complete.  Here's what we did and how you can do it yourself!

You're going to need a sponge (light colors like orange or yellow will work best), spray paint, silicone caulk, card stock or cardboard, a knife, and something to spread the caulk with.

First thing you do is cut the sponge how you'd like it.  We cut ours in half diagonally then glued them together backwards so it looked like a wedge.  You don't have to glue two pieces together, we just wanted to.  

Before you glue the pieces together pick the side you want opposite the postcard and cut a sliver out so you can fill it in with "frosting".

Then you use your least favorite school book to add pressure to make sure it dries correctly.  You're going to want to let this dry overnight.

Next you're going to spray paint your sponge.  I would suggest putting it on a pizza box, even if you're doing it outside.  Do 2-3 light coats letting it air-dry for 15 minutes in between.  Make sure to get into all the crevices.

After it dries glue your postcard on the back.  You're going to want to write on it before you glue it down.

Next is time to caulk!  Start by filling in the crevice you made and smoothing it out, you can then do the back and the top!  You can just make a few lines of caulk and then spread them out with a plastic knife, or you can get fancier if you like.  It's all up to you.

Last, take it to the USPS and mail!  The lady didn't even question it, but she did think it was super cool and asked to take photos! haha  I do wish I'd gotten stamps instead of a meter though.  Oh well!

If you try this, let me know!  I'd love to see how it turns out!


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