Create Easy DIY Graduation Gifts! | DIY Grad Cap Mason Jar

Alyssa Ruby
by Alyssa Ruby
6 Materials
10 Minutes

Graduation Gifts can be expensive and time-consuming to find. In my Last Minute DIY Graduation Gifts video, I show you how to make some affordable, easy, cheap, inexpensive, and simple to make DIY gifts perfect for your grad! The video is linked below. Also, there are step-by-step instructions below on how to make the grad cap mason jar featured in the video.

Check out the video above to learn how to make some affordable and easy DIY Graduation Gifts, including the grad cap mason jar!

The first step is to wrap a piece of black card stock around the lid of the mason jar. Secure with a piece of duct tape or glue.

The second step is to fill the mason jar with candy of your choice. I used Rolos.

The third step is to add a square piece of black cardstock to the mason jar lid. Secure with a piece of duct tape, double-sided tape, or glue.

The fourth step is to attach the tassel with a gold sticker.

The fifth step is to add some decorative grad cap and diploma stickers to the outside of the mason jar.

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Suggested materials:
  • Card stock   (Dollar Tree)
  • Mason Jar   (Dollar Tree)
  • Rolos Candy (4 mini packs)   (Dollar Tree)
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  • Myrna Garmire Johns Myrna Garmire Johns on Aug 12, 2017

    I can imagine this as a Christmas gift filled with red and green candy and the top looking like Santa hat.

  • Waltonbruc Waltonbruc on Aug 11, 2023

    For enhanced protection, opt for threaded metal caps in place of regular lids when assembling the grad cap mason jar. This substitution guarantees a more secure seal, perfect for preserving the contents of your DIY graduation gift. for crafting affordable and delightful graduation presents that include this smart addition of threaded metal caps for added security.