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Graduation Hat Jar (Graduation Gift Idea)


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
*scissors
*money for mini diplomas
*balloon curling ribbon
*gold coin chocolates (optional)

Directions: 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.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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