DIY Graduation gift card box

I told you last week that I am helping decorate my nephew’s high school graduation party. I get so excited about pulling it together…I may have a sickness….My sister in law doesn’t enjoy it as much—so she was thrilled when I volunteered;)

I made this sweet graduation gift card box…for about $5 and a bit of time. I thought that if you have any grads in your house this year you may want to put one of these together too:)

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I found the inspiration from a blogger (actually I found the Pin and then found the blogger:) She may it sound really easy…and it was. I changed mine up a little bit to use what I had on hand.

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Here is what you will need to put this together:

  • a square box (I had mine, but a craft store sells them in the paper mache aisle) 10×10 or so is great
  • sharp razor knife
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • hot glue
  • spray paint of choice
  • 2 embroidery floss (to make the tassel)
  • button
  • one piece of foam board
  • 12×12 scrapbook paper in color of box

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Here is how I made mine:

  • spray painted my box in dark green and left dry
  • cut a piece of foam board 12 by 12
  • glue paper on the top
  • measure and cut a large slit for the cards
  • make the tassel by wrapping floss around a chair

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  • cut the floss at one end
  • fold in half and tie at the loop to make the tassel
  • hot glue on top of box
  • hot glue button on top

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I think it turned out so sweet! Ready for the big day:) I will be sharing more graduation stuff as I go…hoping I share it in plenty of time for you to make it yourself:)

Also, I am pinning lots of grad inspiration over on Pinterest…follow along:)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Great idea!

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