Sunday, June 13, 2010

Graduation Gift

Here is a gift I made for a graduation. I used their school colors. I didn't over do it as I knew that the graduate, being a boy, really wouldn't care about how it looked on the outside...it's what is inside that counts! LOL! I used my CRICUT to cut the font and the grad cap.  ***This is not a printable file. I have had quite a few requests for a printable file*** I used Alphalicious for the font and the grad cap came off of Locker Talk. The tag is a Creative Memories punch. The tassel came from the Dollar Tree. I stuffed it with money and candy.

To make this you just cut a sideways U shaped cut in the bottle. Fill it with what ever you choose and then cover it with the paper. All of the stuff you put in will keep the U cut from curling in.

I also made these as thank you gifts for Carter's teachers. They are also posted on the blog if you want to take a look. Just click on this link.  Thank you gift bottles.

19 comments:

  1. Love the bottle Nancy! A very creative way to give $$ as a gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very nice and very nice idea tfs

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  3. Great job nancy i love it!!
    hugs
    jen

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  4. Did you cut the bottle and reattach somehow? Wanted to make one filled with money and Hersheys Hugs and Kisses but couldnt fit the candy inside.

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    1. I don't cut the bottle apart at all. I cut a sideways U in the center of the bottle to put the goodies through. All of the goodies inside keep the flap from curling into the bottle and then I attached the label over the cut so it is not visible.

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  5. Love it, can I ask how many $ bills you used to fill it?

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    1. I can't remember for sure, but it was either $30 or $40.

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  6. Is there anyway you could please send me the file to print out the congratulations? I have tried and I just can not figure it out....I would really appreciate it, we have a ton of graduations coming up and I would love to do this for the kids....Thanks so much!!
    Denise

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    1. I used my Cricut to cut out the font. It isn't a file at all. If it were I would send it to you!
      I imagine you could use stickers in place of the cuts. You may also be able to find a Local Scrap book store that may have a Cricut or other die cutting machine that may let you use them.

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  7. Yes please if you will email me the file as well!

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    1. I used my Cricut to cut out the font. It isn't a file at all. If it were I would send it to you!
      I imagine you could use stickers in place of the cuts. You may also be able to find a Local Scrap book store that may have a Cricut or other die cutting machine that may let you use them.

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  8. This is a really cute idea - I just may give it a shot. Thank you for posting it.

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  9. I made my daughter and her cousin each one of these for their graduations. And since I don't have a cricut, I used scrapbook paper, construction paper and scrapbook stickers to decorate with their school colors and interests in high school (marching band, track, and football). I put paper shreds and candy and money inside.

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  10. Another great UpCycle Gift from an item generally tossed in the trash! Found you thru Pinterest! Thanks for sharing your idea. Repinning on my UpCycle Ideas Board. New follower :)
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  11. A very creative way of giving a boost of $$$ to a soon-to-be grad!! Oh! Thank you for helping me figure out what I should get my big sister (who is graduating this summer) as a gift!!!

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  12. Wow, this is AWESOME! I will be using this for my son this May for sure...thanks for sharing

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  13. My brother would love this. Do you by chance remember what font it was?

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    1. This is the Alphalicious font. The congrats title is already on there...no welding needed!

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