Monday, June 2, 2014

Handmade Gifts for the GRADUATE!

Today is the first Monday in June and that means it is time for the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop and this month's theme is handmade gifts!

My good friend's daughter graduated from High School this past weekend in Orlando and Saturday they had a large celebration for her.  Such an exciting time, especially since she will be attending FGCU in the Fall which is down here by me in Fort Myers!

Her Mom wanted me to create a WISH JAR, which I thought was such a great idea.  All the guests write a special wish or words of wisdom for the graduate on slips of paper and leave them for her in a jar to remind her of home when she is away at college!

I personalized an apothocary jar with her school colors - black, purple and silver - the initials of her High School, her name and the year she graduated.  This will be a keepsake that I am sure she will cherish for years to come!

I have known the graduate since she was little, so I wanted to make her a personal piece of art that she could take with her to decorate her dorm room.  Something inspirational and colorful.  She LOVED it!  <3 p="">

I also wanted to make sure that she would have everything she needed to start her college life, so I got her a gift card and created this cute Graduation Cap gift box.  I used a 4" round paper mache box, a 6" by 6" square of black craft foam, a skein of purple embroidery floss and a brad.  Quick and easy to make!

I hope you have enjoyed my Graduation Gifts!  

Now it is time to HOP around to the other Designer Crafts Connection blogs to see all of the wonderful handmade gifts they have created!  Just use the DCC navigation box on my right hand tool bar to HOP FORWARD or HOP BACK through the Blog Ring!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Love the butterfly and the graduation hat is adorable.

Terry Ricioli Designs said...

The graduation cap gift box is such a great idea!

Taunya Butler said...

Great ideas - you are so clever and creative!! Way to go!! Taunya Butler at