DIY Graduation Gift Idea! Graduation Cap Mason Jar Filled With Money Diplomas!

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DIY Graduation Cap Mason Jar Filled With Money Diplomas

Get creative with your graduation gift giving this year and make this easy graduation cap mason jar filled with money diplomas! Don’t just give a card with money in it. That’s boring! Be creative! Think outside the box when it comes to graduation gift ideas too. Know a graduate who doesn’t have vision insurance? VSP Vision Care has affordable individual insurance plans that can offer any graduate a bright future full of new clarity! Send them off to college knowing their vision is well cared for (and that they can see the board that they are paying so much to see!).

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

To create this DIY graduation gift you’ll need the following supplies:

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Begin by creating the tassel for the graduation cap. Remove the paper packaging but keep the loop in tact so it remains the same shape as when you bought it. Unwind approx 12″ of floss and cut it, keeping the rest of the floss looped.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now cut one side of the floss loop, leaving the other end in tact.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now cut your 12″ piece of floss that you removed previously in half.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Use one of those single strands of floss to wrap around the end of the floss that you did NOT cut. Begin by tying a knot and then loop the floss around and around until you reach the end. Then tie it off and trim the rest off.

Next, use the remaining single strand of floss and loop it through the loop you just created. Tie a loose knot leaving it so you can measure the length before double knotting it.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Set aside the tassel now and begin working on the graduation cap.

Place your lid on your cardstock and cut a square out that is slightly bigger than your lid.

Poke a hole in the center of your square cardstock with the brad fastener.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now loop the tassel on the brad fastener and double knot it and trim it once you have measured it to hang over the side of the cardstock so it resembles a graduation cap. Trim the loose ends and fasten the brad to the cardstock.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Next you will hot glue the lid and ring to the black cardstock. Be sure you are gluing the lid and ring to the underside of the cardstock as shown in the picture.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Next cut a 1″ x 10″ piece of black cardstock to cover the ring. You can also just use your ring to measure the amount of cardstock you need to cut.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now hot glue the cardstock to the ring to cover it and create the look of a graduation cap.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now place the “cap” cover on the mason jar and trim your tassel so it hangs nicely and isn’t so long.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

It should look like this when you are finished.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now you can create your money diplomas to fill your jar with. I found it easiest to use a pen to roll up the bills with.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Then tie them with curling ribbon or with the leftover embroidery floss you had after trimming your tassel.

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Fill the mason jar with the money diplomas, attach the graduation cap lid and you’re ready to give the most creative graduation gift ever!

DIY Graduation Gift Idea: Money Diplomas stuffed in a graduation cap mason jar! Instructions for making it all!

Now take it one step further and gift the new graduate with a VSP individual vision care plan too! Everyone deserves to see clearly and graduates definitely need clear vision as they head off to college. You want to know they are able to see the board and be able to take notes and actively participate in class. Good vision is the start to all of that! I even created a free printable that you can print off to give them along with your gift of vision insurance to them!

When you purchase a vision insurance plan as a gift through December 31, 2015*, we'll donate an eye exam and pair of glasses to a child in need, up to a total retail value of over $100,000.

Did you know that 1 in 4 children have an undetected vision problem? About 20% of children struggle to read because of vision problems and this effects their ability to learn. An annual comprehensive eye exam can ensure that correctable visual problems don’t become permanent.

Coverage includes:

  • Covers the eye exam with a low co-payment
  • Provides allowance for glasses or contacts, fully covered lens options
  • Lowest out-of-pocket cost in vision care with a typical annual savings of $227
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • 30,000 providers in convenient locations makes VSP the largest doctor network in the industry

Free Printable Congrats Graduate

 

Print off your free printable graduation gifting card here.

 

You can check out the VSP vision care plans and purchase them here.

Comments

  1. steve weber says:

    I need this plan!! I’m needing new glasses/contacts.

  2. Linda Kish says:

    I need new glasses.

  3. Sherrie C. says:

    My son could really use a vision plan and a new pair of glasses. Thanks 🙂

  4. Soha MOlina says:

    My daughter definitely could use vision care. Right now it is out of poket.

  5. I could really use vision care!

  6. my husband and I do. my kids will.

  7. Myself and two of my kids could definitely use this! We used to have VSP vision but my husband retired last year and we were unable to keep the plan. It’s so expensive to pay out of pocket for vision screenings, glasses, and contacts.

  8. Kristin Goodson says:

    I need this eye insurance plan! I don’t have anymore insurance, but I have pretty poor eyesight and require glasses/contacts.

  9. I would give it to my mom she is having eye surgery soon covered by insurance, I hope, but it does not include glasses and hers are falling apart.

  10. Amanda Lea says:

    My child needs vision care!

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