Saturday, May 30, 2015

Graduation Keepsakes Gift Boxes

Graduation Gift Box Keepsakes - with Blitsy

Gussy up graduation day with a cute gift box, party favor or table decoration. This keepsake graduation hat (mortarboard) is adorable and will be cherished as a reminder of the hard work it takes to achieve success.
So many uses for this Mortarboard:
  • Use it for treats or favors for the big graduation party
  • Tuck a small gift in the box as a nice surprise
  • Use it to store a college ring
  • Money and gift cards fit perfectly and are much beloved by any grad!
Here's how I made this: 
Start with a round box like this.  This is a small 4x4 box - but boxes come in many sizes. 
Step 1. 
Paint entire box ( inside and out) with acrylic paint. I found a foam brush is fast and really gets into the edges of the box perfectly.
Step 2. 
Add washi tape, glitter tape or ribbon as desired. I layered ribbon over gold glitter tape on the black hat.  I added extra glue to my trim so the glitter tape and ribbon stay in place for years to come.

Step 3.
​Decorate box with sequin stars if desired.   I thought they added a nice decorative touch without over embellishing.  Plus they are great for any grad.  

Step 4.
Cut a 5x5 square from chipboard.  This will be the top of the hat.   Paint to match the box.


Step 5.
I used a small tassel - like one used for a book mark. I cut the tassels loop in one place to create a longer string for attaching to the hat.

Step 6
Add a bit of glue to the tassel and attach to the hat,  then top with a sequin star.  

Step 7
Personalize with Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
Step 8
Glue top to the base of the hat. A glue with a strong bond is suggested to withstand the frequent opening and closing of the box.
You can personalize if you want: 
Here are more close ups





Products:
DCC Round Boxes 4x4
Black Acrylic Paint
Blue Acrylic Paint
Paper Accents Chipboard
Small Tassels
Foam Brushes
Paint Brushes
Star sequins
Tim Holtz Scissors
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Gold
Gold Paint Pen
Ribbon
Glitter Tape

3 comments:

  1. So darling! Did you think this up yourself? It's so cool!

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  2. I read your blog thanks to sharing to the information I am interested in Tuck Top Boxes.

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