Celebrate Your Graduate With These Graduation DIYs & Gift Ideas!

Graduate with diploma

Hats off to the special grad! Whether from High School, College or University, graduation is an exciting time in life when one chapter closes and a new one begins. Don’t pack that tassel away in a box. We’re showing you an idea with our DIY graduation tassel keepsake ornament that’s perfect for displaying at Christmas time or all-year-long! Plus a few other gift ideas and exciting graduation DIYs for the open house!

DIY Graduation Tassel Ornament



  1. Carefully separate the topper from the ornament.
  2. Starting with the tassels, drape inside the ornament. A wooden dowel or tweezers may help with guiding in the strings.
  3. Leave the tassel’s hanging loop outside of the ornament so that the tassel hangs in such a way that the year displays.
  4. Add a ring of hot glue around the ornament rim and secure the ornament topper.
  5. According to your preference, trim the string or leave intact.

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Graduation Gift Box Ideas

Because even though it’s what’s inside that counts, having a gift with “class” is sure to stand out!

DIY Graduation Cap Gift Box & Centerpiece Idea

Check out this post for the template and step-by-step directions to create this DIY Graduation cap gift box.

Graduation Ornaments And DIY Graduation Cap Gift Box from Bronner's
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Additionally, these DIY graduation cap boxes can make a fun table centerpiece for your open house celebration!

DIY Graduation Table Centerpiece

Hide a balloon weight inside with crinkle or tissue paper. Or use it to display pictures of the special grad with a festive pop from pieces of tinsel garland on top! (Bronner’s has a great selection to accommodate many school colors!)

We simply twisted pipe cleaner and wire to create these picture holders and covered it with a little bit of tinsel garland.

Bronner’s Gift Boxes

In similar fashion minus the “craftiness”, Bronner’s gift boxes are a great alternative! Check out our tips for picking out the perfect gift box for graduation, or any occasion for that matter!

Bronner's Gift Box For Graduation Or Any Occassion

DIY Graduation Picture Board Wreath

Is it a graduation picture board, a wreath or a grad cap?! It’s all of the above!

Graduation Picture Board Wreath Display With Tassel


  • Styrofoam Ring – we used a 14″ ring.
  • Black Poster Board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue or mounting tape
  • Black Button (Needle & Thread) or Brad
  • Photos
  • Floral Pins (Not pictured)
  • Tape or Hot Glue (Not pictured)
  • Tinsel Garland, optional (Not Pictured)
  • Alphabet and number stickers or cutouts, optional (Not Pictured)


  1. Wrap the Styrofoam ring with tinsel garland.
  2. Cut out an 8½” Square from the poster board.
  3. In the center of your square, sew the black button or secure the brad.
  4. Mount photos on to paper using a glue stick or mounting tape.
  5. Using hot glue or tape, place a floral pin on the back of each photo and press in to the Styrofoam ring.
  6. Decorate the hat cap.
  7. Hang your tassel from the button or brad.

DIY Ferrero Rocher® Chocolate Graduates

A special occasion like graduation calls for a treat with class! Ferrero Rocher® chocolates are easily transformed into little graduates. Hats off to the class of … tasty!😂

Ferrero Rocher Graduate Chocolate
Roll out the red carpet … there’s a new grad in town!


Ferrero Rocher Chocolate DIY Graduate Supplies
  • Ferrero Rocher®
  • Black Poster Board
  • Brads (black or gold is best.)
  • Miniature Tassels (you can also make your own with embroidery floss using the steps from this tutorial.)
  • Glue Stick (or double sided tape.)


  1. Cut 1½” squares from the black poster board. (One per chocolate.)
  2. Place the ends of the brad through the square’s center. Before pushing down, hook the tassel’s loop. (If your loop is too big, wrap it around the brad a few times.) Push the brad and prongs flat against the poster board so it’s taut and the tassel is secured in place.
  3. Place glue or double sided tape on the bottom of the Ferrero Rocher® and secure the poster board.
  4. Move the Ferrero Rocher® sticker on the tassel.
Ferrerro Rocher Chocolates For Graduation

DIY Décor Every Good Party Needs!

Tinsel, tinsel and more TINSEL!

Christmas Tinsel makes eye-catching DIY party décor

Before you go, consider these fun ideas!

Tinsel garland is a great way to make a few party decorations that are BIG in style but can be light on the budget! Use foam core and tinsel to wrap numbers celebrating your graduate’s year.

Additionally, create a DIY photo booth with a tinsel backdrop that is sure to have graduates and guests feeling like the world is their oyster!

Con-GRAD-ulations To The Graduates!

Bronner's Exclusive Adventure Begins Grad Ornament, 1213871
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