Graduation Gift


I had a high-school graduation party to go to over the weekend.  It was a special one for me.  I started baby-sitting this young man about 15 years ago.  Fast-forward a few years and he is now my nephew!  My husband is the youngest in his family (by a lot!) so I inherited 12 nieces and nephews when we got married.

Anyways, I wanted to do something fun for a gift for him.  Something more than just a card with a check in it.  So I spent some quality time with Pinterest and found this idea from Do It and How.  I couldn't find all the candy that they used so I improvised!  I took a trip to Target and purchased a large glass jar for cheap and some yummy treats!


A graduation gift isn't complete without some cash, though.  I started with that on the bottom.


Then I put all the candy in!  I made sure that the different bars and boxes fit in the jar before I left the store.  The cashier probably thought I was crazy.  I didn't do anything fancy, just shoved it all in!

 Then I made my own twist on the poem, with some help from Melonheadz and Kelly B. decorations.  His high school colors were green and yellow so I just added some card stock to the back.  I also put our names on the back as well.

You can download your free copy of the card here!

Finally, I added some ribbon and ta-da!  Graduation gift is complete.

8 comments

  1. I love this. I have been trying to think of something fun to give my cousin who just graduated. This will be perfect! Thanks for sharing the card!

    Amy
    The Resourceful Room!

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  2. Rats! My son just graduated...would have been perfect for his buddies! I think I may do a twist on this use as a "Going Off To College" gift! thanks for the inspiration!

    Debbi
    3rd Grade Pad

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  3. Such a cute idea! They turned out great! I am going to have to pin this and save it for later.

    -Sarah
    A Rocky Top Teacher

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  4. Super cute gift! I will be using this when my niece graduates from high school next year!

    Brandi
    Swinging for Success
    Follow me on Facebook!

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  5. Such a cute idea. I just had two graduations I could've done this for. Definitely saving for next years' group! :)
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  6. What an awesome idea!! I love how the cash is hidden like that!

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  7. So clever and unique! Thanks for sharing!
    Tales of a Teacher

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