Congratulate Them With A Graduation Gift Craft 26

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I can’t believe we’re already in June – where did the time go?  It’s that time of year, that most schools are planning graduations, and the kids are getting ready for summer, or life…it’s high school or college graduation.  My son is actually already done with school, and graduated from eighth grade last month.  I still cannot believe that I have a high school student in the house now – where did the time go?  ….and how am I not getting older as he does?  Amazing!!

This week’s craft post, is something that you can make to give to the graduate that you have in your family, or are friends with.  It’s very easy to create, and hopefully something that will mean a lot to them.

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!


Congratulate Them With A Graduation Gift Craft

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Small Spice Bottle
  • Black Cardstock
  • Cricut Explore
  • Tassel (or Thread)
  • Needle & Thread
  • Craft Bead
  • Glue Gun
  • & Time!


I started by removing the tops of the spice jars, and saving them for a different use.


Then, using my Cricut Explore, I cut out some squares that were a bit larger than the diameter of the circle, so that it would be covered completely.  You could do this by hand, but with how straight I cut lines, I didn’t want them having some cap that looked like it got ran over by a truck! 🙂


Next, I used some cross-stitch thread and taped it on the back (figured a knot would make too large of a space, once it got attached to the top).


I then punched the needle through the center and secured the tassel onto the cap.  I finished it off with just a small craft knot (using a French style knot – double wrapped), just so that it would be a bit flatter than a normal one.  Trim it off as close as you can, to finish.


I then added a dot of hot glue to the middle of the square where the tassel was attached.  Using a flat craft bead, I covered that up to be kind of like the “button top” of the cap – as well as finish off and hide where it was sewn.


Now, I just used a glue dot on the cap of the spice bottle, to attach the top portion.  Making sure to push it in the center, once all was attached, to make sure it was secure.


Then, it can be filled with whatever you wish.  I added some candy and another “treat” to mine to give to a friend (and our son…ssshhh…don’t tell) for graduation.



Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you… and plans to give you hope and a bright future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
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9 years ago

This is such a cute craft! I’m sure graduates would love this.

Yona Williams
9 years ago

That is such a cute craft, and it came out so well. I love the thought of making a holder for graduation trinkets, candy or money. I bet a Cricut machine is a lot of fun to play with.

9 years ago

I love this idea. Upcycling is a must if we want to continue to live on this beautiful planet. Not only is the gift crafty, but it’s practical as well.

9 years ago

Love the caps so much, they are just so cute. Congratulations to you son’s graduation! Every time I see your Cricut, I am so jealous!

9 years ago

What a cute idea! I need to save it for next year, when I will have a WHOLE LOT of graduates to give gifts to

Elizabeth O.
Elizabeth O.
9 years ago

How creative! I will save this for later. Our son will be graduating in a couple of years.

Jessica Harlow
9 years ago

We have a couple of friends who have daughters graduating junior high in the next few weeks and this is an adorable way to congratulate them! Money is always a welcome gift, but giving it like this makes it extra special!

9 years ago

I’m so glad I saw this at the Momma Told Me link party! My son is graduating next week and I still hadn’t come up with party favors. These are perfect and I just bought a Cricut a few months ago. Thank you for sharing this!

Rose Powell
9 years ago

I’d love a gift like this…great idea, might need to whip one up for next weekend 🙂

9 years ago

Such cute graduation gift ideas. I wish I had a creative bone in my body.

Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already

That is so stinking cute! I agree time is flying by way way too fast. Next week I’ll have a Senior, 2 Freshman, 3rd grader, and a 1st grader. I just want the clock to stop sometimes.

Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
9 years ago

My step son is graduating on Saturday. These would be fun for the party we’re having.

Andrea Kruse
9 years ago

Adorable! I love how you created the graduation caps! These would be so cute for adding notes, poems, etc. I don’t have any grads in my life this year, but will save this idea for later. Thanks for sharing.