I love when I can make a cute gift that someone will actually want, and that still has a handmade, personal touch to it. This DIY Graduation Cap Candy Jar is just that! Fill it with the graduate’s favorite candy, or a myriad of other things (see our list of ideas below!)
Black Construction Paper
Yellow Construction Paper
Hot Glue Gun
Fill the jar with the candy or gift of your choice. For instance, you might give a kindergartner a jar of pennies or your senior in high school his or her favorite candy (you could even HIDE money inside of the jar).
Cut out a strip of black construction paper that’s about 2″ wide. Wrap it around your jar and trim to fit as needed. Attach using scotch tape.
Next, cut out a 4″ x 4″ square of black construction paper, a small round circle (for the top of the cap) out of black construction paper, and a thin, 3″ strip of yellow construction paper. Glue the black square on the top of the strip you taped around the lid of the mason jar.
Cut the yellow strip into small strips, like a tassle. Cut them up to only 2 1/2″, leaving the op of the strip in tact. Glue your yellow “tassle” to the small black circle. Then glue those two pieces to the top, middle of the black square (see photo below)
Glue the Black square to the top of the round circle and you are done! It is a simple way to give a gift to a graduate without being boring.