15
May

Honor the recent graduate in your life by sharing a few words of wisdom on personalized advice cards. The ever-so-talented team from Charming Touch Parties recently styled a graduation themed shoot, featuring graduation words of wisdom cards, to inspire your next scholarly celebration. 

Graduation season is officially upon us! As party stylists and two girls that enjoy a really great party, we love coming up with inspired and unique ways to celebrate our favorite guests of honor. We think the key to a successful party is incorporating fun + interactive + aesthetic elements to help bring together any theme and help set the mood.

graduation party display table with advice cardGraduation parties are fun and youthful and we love adding interactive elements to engage the young and old alike.

A “Words of Wisdom”/ “Keys To Success” / “Notes to the Graduate” / “Graduation Wishes” table is one EASY and SUPER FUN way to engage your guests. For our recent “Keys To Success” graduation shoot, we chose “Words of Wisdom” cards from Tiny Prints. Creating a special little spot at your party for friends and loved ones to express their words of congratulations, encouragement and advice is the perfect way to get your guests involved in the festivities of the party. A small table, a cute banner, a photo of the grad and some personalized wish cards are really all you need and you’ll have an instant ‘party activity’ for all of your guests!

diy graduation frame with banner and advice cardsdiy card holder frame for graduation advice cardsOnce the sentiments are written, these cards will be the perfect keepsake for your special graduate, long after the celebrations are over and the hats have been tossed into the air! Create a special box for your grad to keep them in always as a token of remembrance of this very special time in their lives.

graduation wood word art with class year

graduation advice cards displayed as table decor

Profile photo of Valerie and Jen from Charming Touch PartyThank you Valerie and Jen for sharing your graduation inspiration and creative talents with our readers today!

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14
May

We are thrilled to share this graduation gift idea by Vanessa from Tried & True blog today. It’s the perfect Keepsake Box to preserve your graduation memories.

Graduation season is almost upon us and if you’re anything like me, you usually have absolutely no idea what to buy a hip new graduate to congratulate them on their big day. My name is Vanessa Brady (Tried & True) and I’m here to give you a super easy and fun tutorial on making a Graduation Keepsake Box, perfect for storing all their gorgeous graduation announcements!

Graduation Gift Ideas

Making a Graduation Announcement Keepsake Box is pretty easy if you follow these straight-forward instructions. There’s even plenty of creative space to customize the box with a name or graduation date. A customizable gift that is practical and stylish? It’s a win/win for everyone!

Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation Announcement Keepsake Box

Materials:

  • Unfinished Picture Frame Box
  • Graduation Cap Confetti
  • White Paint
  • Mod Podge Craft Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Step One: After removing the glass pane, add a couple layers of white paint to the outside of the unfinished picture frame box. Even though I didn’t, you can paint the inside of the box as well. Just make sure not to get any paint on the lip that the lid slides on. The extra friction might prevent the lid from closing smoothly. Allow paint to dry completely before moving onto the next step.

Graduation Gift Ideas

Step Two: Working small sections at a time, adhere the confetti to box lid with Mod Podge. I went with a symmetrical pattern but here’s where you can start customizing it to fit your needs! Allow to dry for at least a couple hours.

Graduation Gift Ideas

Step Three: Once your graduation cap pattern has dried completely, apply at least a couple layers of Mod Podge over the entire surface. Again, allow to dry completely before moving onto step four.

Graduation Gift Ideas

Step Four: Double-check to make sure the surface isn’t tacky and if not, begin to trim away excess confetti edges with a sharp craft knife. Don’t try to rush this process! Take your time and be careful with the sharp knife!

Graduation Gift Ideas

Step Five: Remove the small metal tabs that hold the glass pane in place with a pair of pliers. Reinsert the glass pane and glue in place with hot glue around the edges. Your Graduation Announcement Keepsake Box is ready to store all the gorgeous announcements from TinyPrint!

Graduation Gift Ideas

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and find it helpful when you’re trying to find that perfect gift for a special graduate in your life!

Graduation Gift Ideas

Featured Tiny Prints Graduation Announcements and Invitations: Gleaming Success | Fantastic Graduate | Pristine Lines | Stylish Student | Elegant Academia

Stop by Tried & True to check out some of my latest projects, including an Outdoor Folding Bar ShelfPlaytime Rules for Adults, and my personal favorite, How to Add Foil to Free Printables!

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