My daughter is graduating and I found a couple items at the dollar store that I could make an easy personalized graduation gift and add it to her care package.
For this first project I used:
A candle holder
Folk Art Color Shift – Dragon Flash
Folk Art Peel & Stick Stencils
My daughter is going to CSU, and this gold candle holder was just what I needed as her colors will be Green and Gold. (Did I mention it’s my husband and my alma mater and it’s close to home?!!!)
I cleaned the candle holder to free it from dirt, oils, etc. I then stuck on the peel and stick stencils.
I put on the Folk Art Color Shift Paint.
After putting the paint on, I carefully peeled off the stencils before the paint dried. I washed the stencils and put them back on the package film so I could use them again another time.
This color shift paint is so fun to work with as it’s 2 toned. It has a green and gold color to it as you twist it in the light. I let it dry completely.
For my second project I used:
A picture frame
Folk Art Glitterific Lime
I took apart the picture frame and applied the Glitterific onto the mat inside. You can use as little or as much as you like.
I let that dry completely and put the frame back together.
I can add these to her care package which includes these 2 personalized items (note that the candle holder was big enough it could be a pencil holder as well).
I like to make fun care packages for graduates and I include the following…
A picture frame for friends, family loved ones you miss.
A Journal to document your journey along the way.
A key chain for your new home.
A candle to warm your home.
A beach ball for study breaks.
Snacks for the late night studying.
I put all of these fun things in a reusable bowl for the popcorn.