Thursday, June 1, 2017

DIY Graduation Money Box Idea

One of our customers was looking for a graduation money box idea that would be inexpensive and easy to make. This was the perfect project for her! This 4" x 4" x 7" unfinished wood box has a magnetic closing door and is ready to decorate. And the good news is that the box is on sale for $5.98 now through June 18, 2017 (reg. $9.99).

- Paint the box black. Keep in mind that we're trying to reproduce a mini graduation gown and cap. We painted the box black. Let it dry completely.

- Cut a 4" x 4" square out of black cardstock and punch a hole in the middle. Cut a strip of black paper long enough to make a circle 5" diameter and about 1.25" wide. Glue ends together.

- Put some glue on one edge of the circle and glue to the square cardstock. Let dry.

- Cut a piece of ribbon that will match your school colors. Use E2000 glue to tack it to the top of the box and make it hang on the side. Cut a piece of gold rope and glue it on top of the ribbon. Glue the "cap" to the box.

- The mini tassel was made using embroidery floss.  Here's a tutorial on how to make a tassel via @WhatsUpMoms. Attach your tassel inside the hole of the cap with a drop of glue. That's it! It's ready to display at your graduation party! Or fill it with rolled dollar bills and give as a gift to your proud graduate!

For our local followers, we have local school spirit paper for Monroe, Sultan, Snohomish, Cedarcrest & Glacier Peak high schools. Use paper for DIY decorations, photo frames, and scrapbooking!

The supplies featured here are available at our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store in Monroe, WA. (while supplies last). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 360-794-6745 ext. 0, or stop by and we'll be happy to help you.

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