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Dollar Tree DIY Mason Jar Graduation Cap

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Create a quick and easy DIY Mason Jar Graduation Cap with simple supplies from Dollar Tree. Roll up bills to create cute paper money diplomas, or use this container to hold Words of Wisdom for the Graduate. I have included a free printable below to make this the perfect addition to any graduation party. Whether graduating from high school or college, this mason jar grad cap makes the ideal gift.

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Graduation Cap Mason Jar a Dollar Tree DIY

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What do you need to make a Mason Jar Graduation Gift?


How do you Create a Graduation Words of Wisdom Mason Jar?


To begin the Mason Jar Graduation Cap, gather all supplies. Remove the labels and packaging from the supplies. Download, print, and cut out the patterns below ⇓ Using a pencil trace the long skinny rectangle onto black craft foam. Cut out with scissors. You can also use a ruler and pencil, to measure a rectangle of black craft foam .75 inches wide by 9 inches long. Cut out with scissors. The Dollar Tree craft section is perfect for finding good quality arts and crafts supplies to get creative!


Trace the square pattern onto black craft foam with a pencil, or you can 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. These patterns are sized to fit a pint-size mason jar, but you can size the patterns up to fit a quart-size mason jar. You can also use black cardstock or felt for this project.

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Remove the labels from the embroidery floss skein, then measure and cut four lengths that are 12 inches long each. Open the middle of the skein of floss, so it looks like a circle. Tie and knot one of the embroidery floss lengths through and around each of the natural curves at the ends of the skein. I have used the traditional black and yellow for this mortar board, but be creative and use your graduate's school colors. I love using Anchor Embroidery Floss from Coats and Clark.


Measure approximately .75 inches down from the top knot, and tie one 12″ length of embroidery floss around the skein, securing it with a knot. Wrap each end around the skein three times, in opposite directions. 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 and knotted embroidery floss with scissors. Carefully 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.


Attach the craft foam rectangle around the edge of the mason jar lid with a glue gun and glue sticks. Flip the lid upside down and glue the craft foam square to the center of 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 so it dangles over the edge. 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 a small black button on top of the tassel hanger to cover the cut end.

DIY Mason Jar Graduation Cap Gift

Now that you have this quick and easy gift made, it's time to fill it up! Fill the Mason Jar Graduation Cap with paper shreds, and make tiny diplomas by rolling paper money and securing them with lengths of embroidery floss. The perfect graduation gift in just about 30 minutes!

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Words of Wisdom for the Graduate Mason Jar

OR download and print the Words of Wisdom for the Graduate digital file below ⇓ and create a special keepsake. Have the party guests write some words of wisdom on the free printable and sign their names, then roll and insert them into the jar. When your graduate is homesick, or in need of a pick me up, have them unroll one of the papers and read the special message.

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Graduation season is here and with multiple parties happening in the next month I wanted to help my nieces and nephews celebrate in style with a DIY Graduation Cap Cupcake Stand and Cake Plate

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Too busy to make this DIY Graduation Cap Mason Jar Words of Wisdom craft right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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I'd love to hear what you think about this project, or if you want to know more about Dollar Tree crafts. If you've made your own Mason Jar projects, I would love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram, and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #CreativelyBeth

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2 thoughts on “Dollar Tree DIY Mason Jar Graduation Cap

  • My son just got his honours in psychology (one very proud Mom right here) and this is perfect.

    • CONGRATS, Michelle! You deserve a party to celebrate as well!


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