Easy Personalized Graduation Gift
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
Easy Personalized Graduation Gift Video
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.
Nice presents for the graduate. I am particularly fond of the candle holder with the university letters.
Thank you Carol, and my daughter loved that one best too 🙂
Great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Christine 🙂
Such a neat idea, congratulations on your daughter’s graduation and thank you for sharing at #TrafficJamWeekend
Thank you Antionette, and thank you for the congrats. We’re looking forward to celebrating this weekend.
awesome DIYs, will check back when I follow some of these. Thanks for joining us in Bloggers Pit Stop! Pit Stop Crew
Thank you Menaka, it’s a very exciting time. Thanks for stopping by.
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You’re the best Marilyn, thank you 🙂
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You are so sweet and supportive Marilyn, thank you so very much 🙂 See you at the next party
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Thank you very much Marilyn – I appreciate it.
What a creative and super fun gift! Love that you can personalize it with school colors! So smart! Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! Hope to see you again this Tuesday!
Thank you Julie, my daughter loved the items as she gets ready for college. I’ll see you at the next link party 🙂