Throwing a graduation party? Here are some fun ideas for your special graduate and party guests.
What better way to say “Congrats” to a grad than a mason jar filled with money? Cha-Ching! And don’t forget your party favors – pass out these adorable graduation mason jars filled with candy.
You make both of the jars the same way. All you have to do is fill one with cash for the grad and the other with candy for the guests.
This idea will be loved by anyone graduating preschool or even getting their PHD!
What You’ll Need:
- Mason jars
- Black cardstock
- Embroidery thread to create a tassel (or buy a tassel)
- Glue or glue dots (Half way through the project I realized glue dots were a lot easier and way less messy to use. If regular glue is all you have it still works.)
- Labels from OnlineLabels.com. I used: OL237GI alphabet letters and numbers on gold foil, OL1025GI 1″ circles on gold foil and OL5375 2″ circles on white
- Label template/printable that I designed using Maestro Label Designer (free with labels).
How to Make:
With your black cardstock, cut 5/8” strips and 3.5” squares. Need help measuring?
Apply glue (or glue dots) to the outside of the Mason jar lid. Wrap one of your black cardstock strips around the lid. Snip off the excess.
Apply glue (or glue dots) to the top of the jar lid. Place your cardstock square on top.
Use embroidery thread to make a tassel (or use the one you bought). Click here for my simple embroidery thread tassel how-to.
Fill your jar with candy or money. If you’re giving money in the jar, roll each bill and tie it together with ribbon. I chose white ribbon to make the money the star of the show.
Download and print out the free graduation labels below.
- Graduation Label Template #1 for use with 1″ round labels item # OL1025GI.
- Graduation Label Template #2 for use with 2″ round labels item # OL5375WX.
Connect your embroidery tassel to the top of the graduation cap using a label. Cut off any excess thread.
Spell out congrats by sticking the alphabet labels around the rim of the cap. Give your jar some personality with some stick on googly eyes. (This is especially fun for the preschool graduates.)
(**Thanks to kevinandamanda.com for the fonts on the labels)