Top 5 Graduation DIY’s

As graduation fast approaches, I am excited for my senior friends, but am also sad to see them go. To celebrate their huge accomplishment I want to give gifts, but because of finals time is limited. Below I have created a list of the top five coolest, fastest, cheapest and easiest ways to give your friends and family members gifts for graduation, whether that be middle, high school or college. I hope that you try out some of these DIY projects for the people you love and share them in the comment section below! Congratulations Class of 2015.

  1. “You can’t live on pizza alone… you also need a little dough.”

Money-Gift-Idea-Pizza-Box-and-Dough

Procedure:

  1. Get a pizza box and $10+ in cash, including change.
  2. Print out the motto on paper and attach to box or simply hand write it.
  3. Add a cute, adhesive bow to the middle of the cash to make it stay in place.
  4. Add small pieces of tape to attach the coins to the “pizza.”

Evaluation:

  1. Not Just a Box of Chocolates

chocolate cash

Procedure:

  1. Buy chocolates and eat them. Save the small wrappers and the box.
  2. Get cash and change.
  3. Fold and insert the cash and coins into the wrappers in a cute stylish way.
  4. Wrap the lid in wrapping paper or decorate with stickers or markers.

Evaluation:

  • Cost: Medium
  • Time: 15 minutes, plus the time it takes you to eat all the chocolate
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Source: BuzzFeed Life Blog
  1. Candy Lei

candy lei

Procedure:

  1. Buy a mixed bag of snack size candy, curling ribbon and plastic wrap.
  2. Cut a long section (2-3 ft.) of plastic wrap.
  3. Lay out plastic wrap and place snack size candies in the center of the warp.
  4. Fold the outer edges of the wrap over each other to secure the candy in the middle.
  5. Cut six inch strands of curling ribbon.
  6. Every few inches tie a ribbon to create small “pockets” of candy.
  7. Curl the ribbon with scissors.

Evaluation:

  1. Graduation Candy Gram

graduation candy gram

Procedure:

  1. Buy a poster-board, glue and a ton of candy.
  2. Create a fun, silly card (like above) by writing and inserting candy for words.

Evaluation:

  1. Graduation Hat Candy Pops

graduation pops

Procedure:

  1. Buy a bag of mini Reeses candy, a few Hershey’s chocolate bars and a bag of M&M’s.
  2. Next buy a small tube of cookie icing, goodie bags and cake pop sticks.
  3. Flip the Reeses candies so that the smaller side is facing up and add a dab of icing.
  4. Break off a section of the Hershey’s bar with two pieces and add to the top of the icing.
  5. Using the icing, make a graduation cap chord and then place an M&M in the center.
  6. Push a cake pop stick through the bottom of the Reeses and place it in a goodie bag.

Evaluation:

  • Cost: Medium (but the cost pays for many graduation candy pops)
  • Time: 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Source: A Little Craft in Your Day

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *