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My middle son is “graduating” from Kindergarten this year. I can’t wait to take his picture with a cute little graduation cap on his head. It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital!
I can’t imagine how it’s going to feel when my boys graduate from high school! It may be a few years away, but I do plan on remembering this simple idea for a card box on the graduation party table!
This graduation cap card box cost me less than $2 to make and took about 10 minutes to put together.
Graduation Cap Card Box
What you’ll need:
- small bucket or round cardboard craft box (I used an Easter bucket that was on clearance for .09) Score!
- cardboard square (I used a 12″x 12″ piece cut from a science fair display board-because honestly, who’s EVER going to want to look at that again, right?) 🙂
- black spray paint (I used chalkboard paint)
- gold spray paint for accent stripe
- painter’s tape
- hot glue
What to do:
- Spray paint the bucket and cardboard square black. Let dry.
- Tape off a section to paint your accent color. You could do school colors, too!
- After the paint is dry, cut a slit in the middle of the cardboard large enough for cards to fit through.
- Using hot glue, attach the cardboard to the top of the bucket. After the ceremony, attach your grad’s tassel to the card box for a personal touch.
I used a chalk pen and my less-than-stellar chalkboard skills to draw on one side of the bucket. I really wanted to get crazy and doodle all over the bucket, but I restrained myself. 🙂
Send out graduation announcements and be prepared to stuff that Graduation Cap Card Box full of well wishes!