Pomp & Circumstance: Handmade Graduation Gifts

Is your child graduating?  Whether you’ll be crying for joy at their college commencement, high school graduation or even their kindergarten ceremony, here are several great DIY ideas to cherish this special occasion.


Create a one-of-a-kind graduation wall canvas, celebrating the great achievement.  Using scrapbooking techniques, I kicked it up a notch, creating a mixed media canvas that can be proudly displayed. Pull together your favorite photo from the big day, the graduation announcement, and coordinated embellishments. For all the details, click here.

Fun party favors for Grads

What better way to say “I’m so proud of you” than with a jar full of chocolate?  Here’s a fun idea that would make great party favors or for your child to give to their friends.  Grab a bag of chocolate peanut butter cups, a small hinged or mason jar, a few graduation embellishments, and you’ll have those kids eating out of your hands (literally).  For the complete tutorial, click here.

Photo Projects for Graduation

A simple wooden frame can easily be embellished into a special graduation keepsake. One quick trip to your local craft room (or arts & crafts store, if you prefer) to pick up a few graduation-theme accents, and you’ll be ready to create this wonderful treasure.  Click here for the tutorial.

Graduate Gifts

For a little something extra, why not alter a mini chunky notebook for the new grad?  It’s the perfect size to hold a gift card! The link is here.

Hope these projects inspire you to create your own handmade treasured memories for your special graduate.  Now pass the tissues please.

Click the Linky Parties tab at the top of this blog to see where I share the fun as well as Coastal Charm.


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