Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hats off to You!

Graduation Gift
AP tests - check.
Prom - check.
Senior Awards Night - check.

As promised, here is my second project for graduation gifts. 
What better way to say "I'm so proud of you" than with a jar full of chocolate?

Supplies needed:
1 bag* Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
[*note:  If you can resist eating any of the candy yourself,
then you only need 1/3 of a bag.]
 4-1/2" tall Glass Hinged Jar ($1 at Mike's)
Scrapbook Paper in school colors
In addition to blue cardstock,
I used graduation-themed paper from TC Studio's "Hats Off" Pad.
Coordinating Ribbon
Graduation Stamp Set
Gold Brad
Embroidery Floss
Square, Circle & Scalloped Punches
Small Charms

(I made two versions.  This one uses two coordinating papers.)
Wrap jar with  1-3/4" x 10" strip of paper.
Add narrow strip of contrasting paper, if desired.

Punch scallop circle and plain circle, stamp with "Hats off to You" image.
Place ribbon behind stamped image.  Adhere to jar.
Graduation Candy Jar
Punch out another scallop circle and adhere to top of jar. 
Punch out square cardstock, attach floss with brad.
Adhere to peanut butter cup, and adhere to jar top.
Add coordinating ribbon and charms to hinge.
I used a star charm and a tiny metal "congrats" tag. 

Here is the finished project:
cute grad favorsPin It
These jars are so versatile, and can be embellished for any occasion. 
Click here to see the ensemble I made in February.

While I whipped up this candy jar, I decided to quickly transform the graduation photo frame I posted a few days ago, giving it a feminine touch. 

Either way, I hope your graduate will like it! 
Make your own graduation photo frame

Here is a preview of my third altered artworks graduation project.
Check back soon to see how I alter this mini spiral notebook.


  1. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! What a great idea. Sharing on my FB page!

  2. Too cute! I am a new follower from Catch a Wave. I would love for you to stop by :)

  3. ADORABLE!!!

    I'm following from the mid week mingle...would love a follow back!

  4. Such cute ideas! Thanks for following my blog-- I'm now following you! :)

  5. I love all of these ideas! I am visiting and following via nice to finally meet another Doreen:)

  6. Thanks for linking up! Love all your projects!

  7. Doreen, such a sweet, smart, clever and delicious graduation gift! The frame is beautifully done as well.

    Such a joy to have you join the party at Rook No. 17!

    Warmest wishes,

    1. Doreen,
      Thank you so much for this idea it will be great fun to add this to the festivities.

  8. Great ideas here!
    Starts me brainstorming for my son's graduation,

  9. This is just adorable Doreen! Love the little candy cap on top. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!



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