It’s that time of year and you probably know someone graduating. I’m always looking for a small gift to give in addition to a gift of money for graduation.
I’ve got a quick and easy graduation gift that can also be used as a party favor featuring your graduate’s favorite candy. And it uses a repurposed glass jar - I just love repurposing projects!
My large stash of glass food jars was calling my name, so I just had to find a use for them. I grabbed a jar with a black lid to make this project even quicker, but you could simply spray paint the lid black. I also grabbed some black card stock, some ribbon (use your school color) and a gold sequin.
- Cut the card stock to fit the lid of your jar and look like a graduation cap. A 4 1/2″ by 4 1/2 ‘ square worked best for my jar.
- I used a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon and sequin, but you could use craft glue.
- I filled the well-washed jar with the graduate’s favorite candy, added a tag and embellishment with glue dots (hot glue doesn’t always stick well to glass).
Now I’m ready with a sweet (pun intended) small gift to go along with the card for my favorite graduate. These would also make cute party favors at a graduation party.
Want more DIY gift ideas for the recent grad?
Susan Santoro is a military mom and blogger at Organized 31. She believes life is better when organized. Maybe she feel this way because She has moved into and organized 20+ houses in 12 states and 3 foreign countries. Susan, her active duty husband, 3 children, dog and leopard gecko are always up for another move and another adventure. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Susan is also a Sverve influencer – connect with her here.