Fun Favors for a Graduation Party

Fun Favors for a Graduation Party via thehousedownthelane.com!

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I can’t believe it’s time for graduation parties all ready?! Several years back when my oldest daughter graduated from high school, we threw a huge {and seriously fun} party. The best part? I got to get my craft on by making these fun favors for a graduation party! #lovetogetmycrafton

These favors are SO simple and fun! The hardest part for me was rounding up enough of the round containers I used to make them and making the tassels. :0)

Do you want to learn how to make them? Come on! Let’s get our craft on!

Supplies

  • Round Containers: I used embellishment holders from Stampin’ Up, but you could use just about anything! Cut down toilet/paper paper tubes (you’d want to change the dimensions of the cardstock), Icebreakers Mints, Bubble Tape, peanut butter lids, etc. Seriously, go on a hunt around your house and “round” up anything that looks like the base of a graduation cap!
  • Black Cardstock
  • Brads
  • Bakers Twine in Your School’s Colors
  • Treats: This is optional. Some of the options I offered above work better than the others if you plan to give these away as favors. My faves are the embellishment holders from Stampin’ Up (I have tons of these) or Icebreakers Mints.
  • Greeting: I didn’t put a greeting or saying on my caps…mostly because I took on more than I really had time for. I know, you’re amazed that I did that. :0)
  • Adhesive

The Hardest Part ~ The Tassel:

Honestly, this was the hardest part for me! It’s not even that difficult. Tedious would be a better word. But remember, I made 25 of these for my daughter’s party.

Check out this tutorial from the Martha Stewart.com for a quick and easy way to make tassels!

Just How Easy It Is:

Here are directions for the rest of the cap!

  1. Measure the width of the side of your container and use a tape measure to find the circumference. Use these dimensions to create the “wrap” that goes around the container.
  2. Wrap the strip of black cardstock around the container and secure with adhesive. I like Sticky Strip for this, because it has a good, strong hold.
  3. Cut out a square that “looks right” (very scientific, I know) on your chosen container. I used 3″ x 3″ squares. My container’s  circumference is 2 1/2″.
  4. Either estimate or measure the center of the square. Punch or pierce at the center.
  5. Thread your brad through the hole in the center, but don’t fold down the prongs yet.
  6. Wrap the tassel tie around the brad, then fold down the prongs. I used a drop of glue to hold the tassel tie in place if it didn’t want stay under the brad.
  7. If you’re planning on giving candy or treats and the container isn’t all ready filled, fill it now. Fun Favors for a Graduation Party via thehousedownthelane.com!
  8. Attach the top of the cap to the top of the container. I used more Sticky Strip but made sure to place it on the top of the container, so I didn’t have any hanging over.

And that’s it! Now, you have a cute and festive favor for your next graduation party. I also made extras and placed four or five in the center of each table.

Thanks for joining me and best wishes to the graduate in your family!

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  1. These are such cute favors! The bakers twine for the tassel is just perfect!

    Carrie
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  2. I so needed this. My son and three other kids in the family are graduating this year and we’re doing a big family party and these will be perfect. Pinned.
    Erlene recently posted…Family Pizza Night and Ways to Get Teens to UnplugMy Profile

    • Hi, Erlene ~ Thanks for visiting! I’m so glad this post was helpful for you. Wow! You have a busy graduation season! Best of luck with the party. These graduation caps can be a little time consuming, so give yourself plenty of time. But they look so great once they’re done (and they’re so worth the time commitment)! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any problems or if any questions arise! Congratulations to your graduates!
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  3. These are so adorable… and I am also in disbelief because I just finished editing pictures for a project that is SOOOOO similar to this!! Great minds thing alike!! 🙂 I’ll be posting it on Wednesday!
    Amanda recently posted…The 3 Meats, 3 Veggies Rule – WCDCN Week 7My Profile

  4. Love these favors, so fun! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!
    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den recently posted…IKEA Hack – Floating ShelvesMy Profile

    • Hi, Chelc ~ Thanks so much for visiting! I had such a great time making these favors. I love setting up in front of the TV or putting on some high energy tunes and crafting like there’s no tomorrow! Thank you for hosting a great link party! Those parties are fast becoming one of my favorite parts of blogging. :0) Thanks again for dropping by and have a fun day!
      Tiffany at The House Down the Lane recently posted…Fun Favors for a Graduation PartyMy Profile

  5. Hi,
    Cute graduation hat box. Reminds me of my daughter’s graduation last year. Thank you for coming to the lInky party.
    Janice, one of your hostesses.
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