Graduation Hat Jar (Graduation Gift Idea)
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Are you attending a graduation party? If so, check out this easy and thoughtful way to give little cash “diplomas” via a cute graduation hat mason jar! And the best part – you likely already have most of the items you need for this craft at home.
For this craft you’ll need:
- mason jar
- one piece of square shaped cardstock paper larger than the lid
- rectangle shaped cardstock paper long enough to fit around rim of lid
- double sided tape or glue
- crepe paper (streamers) for tassel
- one small button
- string or twine
- money for mini diplomas
- balloon curling ribbon
- gold coin chocolates (optional)
- Tape or glue paper to lid.
- Wrap crepe paper around a pen and tape.
- Then slide off pen and tie a tight knot towards the top, leaving a two inch piece of string attached.
- Use scissors to cut tassels.
- Attach string to button and glue or tape to middle of the hat. Use a pen to roll paper money “diplomas”, securing with curling ribbon.
- Place gold coins and money in the jar and screw on the graduation hat lid.
- Give to a well deserving graduate!
My version was inspired by NoBiggie.net.
Lina (firstname.lastname@example.org) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.
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This is so cute!!
Cute and fun way to give money for graduates. Adorbs 🙂
So creative,Thank for sharing 😀
We give $20.15 to ea graduate or whatever year it is. This is cute too
I like that, great idea
Oh cute idea!
Oh, such a neat idea
Great idea Lina!
Thanks! I can’t wait to give this away 🙂
So cute!!!! My brother and all his friends are graduating…. This will be the perfect cash holder!
This is great 🙂 My son is graduating this year 🙂
This is such a wonderful idea! I don’t know a graduate (high school or college) who wouldn’t be thrilled to get a jar of cash.
Ha I agree!
So creative with things I already have on hand! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!
Idea: fill jar with quarters for laundry
Keep in mind, not all schools use actual money for laundry to buying from the vending machines, their ID may be chipped instead..money has to be transfered to it to use for laundry etc. first.
What’s funny is its been awhile since college for me so I was wondering if they still do quarters? 🙂
Love the idea of a jar with quarters. My son graduated last year and he said laundry is so expensive at school that he didn’t like doing it, as the quarters I gave him were used up right away.
My son is graduation Kindergarten. I will have to try this!
Love this idea! Will do it for my nephew!
any ideas on where to get good deals for the supplies for this project?
I just did this for my niece. I got a colored jar (more like something for tea lights with a handle) for $2.99 from Michaels, but they do have mason jars for $1.99 and you can use a 40% coupon.
I got the ribbon for the bills, crepe paper, and card stock from Dollar Tree for $2.69. I had yarn, and buttons at home. The card stock was a black poster board that I cut pieces out of. Hope that helps!
Kay get your jars at the thrift store. Way cheaper than retail!
Love this idea. My son graduates this June from high school so I will be using this but as a wishing jar. Every guest will write a wish and place it in the jar this way everyone gets to take part in the party and we can put the wishes in a scrap book with a picture and this will serve as a guest book as well.