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Is someone you know about to graduate? If so, you may have thought about what kind of gift you’d like to get him or her. There are a myriad of choices out there, so what is a generous and thoughtful person like you to do? Do you want to avoid the typical and give them something different? If you answered “Yes”, then I have just the gift idea for you. It’s an inexpensive, homemade craft that’s easy to make and super unique. And you can make it from items you probably have lying around your home. Want to know what it is? It’s a Cap-n-Tassle Cash Jar!
Here’s what you need:
(1) Mason jar – whatever size that works for you and what you want it to hold inside
Card stock – in the graduate’s school colors would be a nice touch
1. Cut a square from the cardstock slightly larger than the jar top. I use a 4” square, but you can use the jar top as a guide.
2. Cut a 1 ½” wide strip. It’s length should be long enough to go around the jar ring.
3. Wrap the thread around your hand 10-15 times, making a circle of thread. Cut the thread at the bottom of the circle. Cut another piece of the thread and tie off the top to create a tassel.
4. Using the hole punch, punch a hole in the center of the cardstock square.
5. With the glue gun, attach the 1 ½” strip around the jar ring, making the strip even with the top of the ring.
6. Attach the square to the top of the jar ring using the glue gun.
7. Insert the paper fastener and the tie-off thread for the tassel into the hole on the card stock square. Wrap the thread around the prongs of the fastener. You can use a small amount of glue if it doesn’t feel secure.
8. Roll the bills (using a pencil makes this easy) and tie them with the pieces of yellow ribbon.
9. Place the bills in the jar and secure the lid.
And there you have it! A Cap-n-Tassle Cash Jar – a fun and unique graduation gift to give to your special graduate.
What types of gifts do you usually purchase for graduates? Do you have any ideas for crafty and unique gift ideas? I’d love to hear about them. Please share your ideas in the comments below.