June is fast approaching, which marks the month of graduations. Whether your loved one is graduating high school or college, nothing expresses love and support quite like homemade graduation gifts. We’ve collected a few ideas for DIY graduation gifts to consider when brainstorming how to show your student how proud you are of them!
DIY Yearbook Candle Displays
If your grad is nervous about leaving friends behind, try this DIY project to display classmate’s photos in a creative way they will love! Rather than leaving photos in a yearbook to never be seen again, these candle holders are a fun momento to decorate with! You will need: glass jars, yearbook pages, Mod Podge, and candles for this craft. A Beautiful Mess has a great video tutorial to show you how to make them!
DIY Graduation Cap Card
This project from Tip Junkie is a great way to wrap a note or basic gift card in a creative way. Complete with a detailed pattern for easy assembly, you will need card stock paper in the color of your choice and embroidery floss. There is no better way to wish your grad good luck than this cool card!
DIY Laptop Case
If your grad is headed to college, they will probably be spending countless hours on their laptop. A case is a necessary and useful gift that will surely come in handy when they’re off at school. Pick up some felt, rubber mat, snap fasteners, and Velcro and begin work on this DIY laptop case from Instructables.
DIY Monopoly Money Box
Sometimes all a grad really wants is some money, honey. Sticking cash in a card is hardly exciting, so make a cute little Monopoly-themed box to gift the money in! We got this great idea from About.com where you can learn how to make one yourself.
As your grad embarks on the next chapter of his or her life, a journal can be a great gift to help them collect memories and store useful information. For this project, you’ll need white paper for inserts and any card stock of your liking for the binding. Adelyn Stone has a great tutorial on assembling your homemade journals.