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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. 🙂
These black and gold announcements from Tiny Prints were my inspiration for adding the gold accent stripe to the top of my graduation cap. I REALLY love gold spray paint. It’s super fun. And it shines just like the gold foil stamped cards.
How trendy are these? 🙂 I wish they had cool graduation invitations like this when I was a kid! I would totally go for the pretty scalloped edged card!
While I personally prefer the foil stamped designs (I used them for our Christmas cards and LOVED them) I think the letterpress designs are classy. The extra little touch of matching envelope designs and colors is nice, too. Send out these awesome graduation announcements and be prepared to stuff that Graduation Cap Card Box full of well wishes!