Friday, June 8, 2012

DIY Graduation Gift

My niece just graduated from high school and is headed to Texas Tech in the fall. Her graduation party is this weekend with my whole family {it's going to be country comin' to town, people...that's how we roll}. I wanted to give her something that she could use at school...along with a little spending money {or laundry money} as well.





I bought a standard 8x10 frame and then a matte to put inside it. I wanted TTU colors, but of course, couldn't find them. I painted the matte I bought red with simple acrylic paint.

I used a fresh pencil eraser to give the frame black polka dots. At this point, my five-year-old walked in and asked if Kayla was having a ladybug party. Oh well...it still gets both TTU colors in there!

Then I used some stickers in a collegiate font to add her name and college to the matte. Boy, that military poster I used for painting is super distracting here. Oops.


I then spaced out the dollar bills in an even fashion and covered them with the back of the frame, carefully flipping and putting inside the frame.

I just made a simple card and tied it with some tulle. 
Happy Graduation, Kayla! Best of Luck at Tech, Girlie!









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2 comments:

  1. How cute is this! I'm sure she'll love it! I gave out several unique money gifts to my graduates too. Also thanks so much for featuring my beach wedding flip flops!

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