DIY Mason Jar Graduation Cap – It’s time to celebrate grads! Why not make a quick and easy mason jar craft to fill with money, money diplomas, candy, and gift cards… This is an easy graduation gift that you can make! With a few simple supplies and the free template make an easy Graduation Cap to top a mason jar.
Then fill the jar with rolled-up money in the amount of your choice. Use dollar bills, five dollar bills, ten dollar bills…You could also fill it with gift cards or other helpful small things for the graduate!
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DIY Mason Jar Graduation Cap
Using simple supplies from Amazon, the craft store, or the Dollar Store, create this mason jar craft for graduates! Make this quick and easy Mason Jar Grad Cap in just 30 minutes.
Customize the mason jar craft: Pick the elementary school, middle school, high school, or college colors for making the tassels.
- Mason Jar, Pint – (Get them on Amazon, The Dollar Store…)
- Craft Foam, Black, or get a pack (craft foam sheets including black)
- Embroidery Floss Skein – Yellow (or other school tassel colors)
- Button, Black
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Paper Shredded Filler (white/gold) or White
Mason Jar Graduation Cap DIY
Graduation Cap Template
Print the PDF Graduation Cap Pattern Template below via the link or download button. Then follow the step-by-step instructions for how to make a graduation cap jar topper!
Another thing you can use this DIY for is graduation table toppers and graduation decorations too!
Graduation Cap DIY
Gather all the supplies. Remove the labels and packaging from the supplies. Using a ruler and scissors, measure a rectangle of black craft foam .75 inches wide by 9 inches long. Cut out with scissors.
Measure a square of black craft foam that is 3.75 inches by 3.75 inches. Cut out the black craft foam square with scissors.
Remove the labels from the embroidery floss skein, then measure and (A) cut four lengths that are 12 inches each. Open the middle of the skein of floss. (B) Tie and knot one of the embroidery floss lengths through and around each of the loops at the ends of the skein.
Approximately .75 inches down from the top knot, tie one length of embroidery floss around the skein, securing it with a knot. Wrap each end around the skein three times. Wrap one to the left and one to the right. Secure again with a knot. Repeat on the opposite end of the skein.
Trim the long ends of the wrapped embroidery floss with scissors. Measure and cut the skein of embroidery floss in half at the three-inch mark with scissors. Secure the knots with a small dot of glue from the glue gun.
(A) Attach the craft foam rectangle to the edge of the mason jar lid with a glue gun and glue sticks. (B) Glue the craft foam square to the mason jar lid.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Screw the lid onto the mason jar, and lay the tassel out on top of the grad cap. Trim the tassel hanger with scissors and attach it to the center of the grad cap top with a glue gun and glue sticks. To finish, glue the button on top of the tassel hanger to cover the cut end.
Use it for a graduation gift or for graduation party decor!
Fill the Mason Jar Grad Cap with paper shred, and make tiny diplomas by rolling paper money and securing them with lengths of embroidery floss. Or fill it with gift cards and other small things! Tada! You made it. The perfect graduation gift!
If you like this project you will like this DIY Graduation Party Money-Holder Cash Cake.
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