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This Reader Made Special Keepsakes for High School Senior Recognition Night

This is such an awesome keepsake!
Hip2Save reader, Michelle, and her husband came up with a unique and thoughtful keepsake to give to the senior girls hockey players on Senior Recognition Night. We can only imagine the huge smiles on their faces that night (and for years to come!) as they remember their high school hockey days! ❤️

My husband and I repurposed old hockey sticks and made these cool keepsakes for the high school senior girls hockey players. We cut the sticks into 9″ pieces, mitered the corners, used wood glue to secure the corners, and clamped the assembly together using a band clamp from Amazon.

We had some 2×6 old cedar decking and ripped the boards into 4 thin slices to cover the back and glued them into place. I found some rusted metal shapes of Minnesota on Etsy.

We used a heavy duty construction adhesive and clamps to glue it onto the deck boards. Drilled a hole in the lower back middle and placed a 4″ dowel inside the hole to make it stand up on a desk.

The finishing touch was to cut out a stencil on my silhouette cameo and stenciled the hockey sticks with their graduation year on the back for a fun keepsake for years to come.

Many of the players are going to school out of state and this will be a warm reminder of their hockey season and the place they call home. The parents and players loved this unique, handmade, thoughtful gift they received during Senior Recognition Night!

What a unique gift idea!
There was clearly a lot of time, effort, and love put into making these special keepsakes for the senior girls hockey players! Thanks for sharing your awesome DIY with us!

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