While it’s true that “what’s inside matters most,” it doesn’t hurt to have a pretty package, too!😂 So we’re sharing this DIY graduation gift box idea so you can give a gift that celebrates your grad with style … inside and out!
DIY Graduation Cap Gift Box
This DIY graduation cap gift box yields a 4″ x 4″ gift box, matching Bronner’s ornament box in size.
- Black Poster Board
- Glue Stick
- Black Button (needle & black thread.) – Or alternatively, a large black brad.
- Two Skeins of Six-Strand Embroidery Floss (one skein of each school color)
*Template dimensions at 100% should be 16½” x 13½”. Alternatively, you can recycle one of Bronner’s ornament boxes as a template by opening it up, laying it flat, and tracing it. Additionally, you will need a 6¼” square for the cap top.
STEP 1 Trace the template onto your black poster board and cut along the cut lines.
Next, using a ruler as a guide, fold along the fold lines.
With glue on the glue edge, fold the box and seal. (You may opt to add tape on the inside as an additional seal.)
Fold and tuck the bottom flaps into the slits.
Glue the top of the box generously to adhere the cap top.
Sew the button to the center of the box lid.
Cut open one end of each of the skeins of embroidery flosses. Set one six-strand of each color aside to use as ties. Stretch the remaining floss out on your surface, combined.
Find the center and tie the strings together using one of the six-strands you set aside. Then knot the ends of your tie together to form a loop. (This loop will wrap around the button to attach the tassel to the cap.)
Fold the flosses in half at the center tie. About 1″ down from the top of the fold, tie the second six-strand. Wrap each end of the six-strand tightly around the tie to form the top of the tassel. When you have just a couple of inches of each end of the six-strand left to wrap, thread each into a small needle and tuck the loose end inside the tassel top.
Hang your homemade tassel from the button top and voila!
Bronner’s Gift Boxes, Easy As 1-2-3
If you’re short on time or not particularly in to DIYs, Bronner’s has an alternative solution that’s just as attractive and as easy as 1-2-3!
This 12″ Bronner’s graduation gift box features:
- Personalized Diploma Glass Ornament (1180326)
- Pencil Glass Ornament – Assorted Colors (1216596)
- Personalized Adventure Begins Glass Ornament (1213871)
- Earth Globe Ornament (1204194)
- Personalized ConGRADulations Ornament (1207486)
- Personalized Class Of Ornament (1026)
- Wise Owl Scholar Glass Ornament (1198229)
Tips For Choosing Ornaments For Your Gift Box
➤ A mix of ornaments that celebrate the occasion. Be sure to personalize some!
➤ Blessings or prayers are also a great addition!
If you’d like help customizing your gift box for graduation (or any occasion!) – Bronner’s customer service team is happy to help!
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