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#diygraduationgiftidea #giftideas #graduation DIY Graduation Gift Box

hey you guys I'm here with another DIY

and it's gonna be a graduation gift box

and what do I say it's a gift box cuz

honey it's gonna be gift money in there

so that is awesome I actually made one

for my child so I have to show you how

to make one now all you need is a

Kleenex box it's optional you can have

any bugs you want it's really up to you

go ahead and make one it came out really

cute and I'm really happy I did it and

look at how gorgeous it looks so I

actually made one for my son he's

graduating from kindergarten and look at

how cute it came out and the colors that

I chose for him were black and gray and

I'm gonna go ahead and make one for my

niece she's actually graduating from

kindergarten so I decided to make her

one and with a little tassel as well and

it's gonna be in the pink now I'm gonna

go ahead and use pink cardstock and I'm

gonna use that for her box so yeah I

think it's lovely in its double stick

tape and that's what I'm using you can

actually use a hot glue you can use tape

make sure you have to finish running

grab some scissors and let's get started

now I'm actually gonna go ahead and tape

this box up with double stick tape all

the way around so go ahead and cut it

press it down into the box and do it on

the next side and it's gonna work

fabulous let me tell you it's gonna work

watch go ahead and be generous with your

tape and then just peel it off now why

is this called double stick tape because

it has tape on both sides which is

perfect because I'm gonna be using this

cardstock and it actually works out very

well you can go ahead and use

construction paper you can use felt it's

optional and it's really up to you use

whatever you have around your home and

you can also use whatever color you need

if your kid is graduating in blue or in

yellow go ahead and make it in blue you

know it's really up to you I'm sure it's

gonna look really cute when you're done

and I'm sure they're gonna love it now

all I'm doing is peeling this off and

getting ready to get my kharsa

to make sure you have in these two

sheets of the same color because you're

actually gonna need three one more for

the cap put it on the edge of the corner

and just press it down press it down

nice and tight and smooth it out make

sure there's no wrinkles and once you're

done go to the next side and do it all

over again now it's a very simple step

to the whole box the same let me move

this so you guys could see and that's

what I'm doing the same steps over and

over again until you have the whole box

covered just how you like it

now hi to all my new subscribers I just

want to say hello and welcome to my

channel and to all my old subscribers

you guys are amazing and I want to say

hi as well I hope everybody is doing

good and yeah let's finish this box so

all you're gonna do is peel off the top

and that's what I'm working on and

gently place in the cardstock over the

box and smooth it out there you go now

we're gonna go ahead and throw this

little piece as well just to finish it

off

might as well and it actually worked out

very good that I did that because the

next piece just went right on top so

smooth it in press it down smooth and

we're gonna get ready to cut all the

excess stuff now go ahead and let's

start cutting make sure you've got

eight-foot pair of scissors do not cut

yourself do not cut the box and make

sure you cut around the line just so

everything looks really nice and neat we

want everything to look nice and neat

until you give that person he or she

their graduation gift box look at how

the top looks it looks actually very

good don't worry about the top until the

end because we are gonna cover that so

I'm not too worried about the top right

now all I'm worried about is the bottom

I wanted to sit well and to look

presentable and look at how cute it's

already coming out now go ahead and grab

more double stick tape and it's finished

yourself

it's actually looking very cute I'm so

happy I made it I'm sure they're gonna

love it and I hope they love it so go

ahead and put it around the whole box

and it's through the same process until

we finish it so just peel off the corner

grab your cardstock and let's put it

right like right next to it touching as

close as you can don't worry if it

passes the line we'll cut it with our

scissors press on it just so it holds

and let's finish it now you can buy

anything you need from the Dollar Tree

I'm sure you'll find even the Kleenex

box you'll find it there you can always

empty it out put the Kleenex in like a

ziploc bag and go ahead and make this

you'll find the paper at the Dollar Tree

as well the stickers the numbers

everything that I'm using here you can

find at the Dollar Tree and if for some

reason you cannot find it go to your

Walmart I'm sure they have everything

there and that's why I picked up my yarn

so go ahead and find it there but all

I'm doing right now is removing the

sticker it's a little hard to remove but

don't worry once you got it the whole

thing comes out so just take your time I

hope everybody is doing well and now

we're gonna do is press this down and

we're gonna cut it now we're done with

the bottom of the box all we're gonna do

is grab our scissors and cut it make

sure you take your time make sure you

cut it nice and neat and don't cut your

fingers you guys I'm gonna get in

trouble and there you go it's nice and

cut now go ahead and look at the top if

the top needs any cutting go ahead and

do it now don't worry too much about the

top because we are gonna go ahead and

make a cap and we're gonna glue it on

there so it's really not gonna show but

we also want the cap not to look

lopsided and there you go

now the next step that we're doing is

the cap now for the cap I use a piece of

cardboard you have laying around your

house go ahead and use it and we're

gonna cut them it

go ahead and grab your exacto blade and

cut the middle off make sure it's big

enough so money comes in and out of it

if you don't have an exacto blade grab a

knife grab a pair of scissors anything

will work now we're gonna go ahead and

use one sheet of the card stock and

we're gonna go ahead and cover this now

I'm gonna use the same step I'm gonna go

ahead and use double stick tape and it

actually worked

very well so I'm happy it did and I'm

gonna tape it right there just on the

edges and I'm gonna take it out and I'm

gonna go ahead and I put another piece

now if you do not want to use double

stick tape you don't have to go ahead

and have your hot glue gun running you

can actually use your hot glue gun you

can use a little bit of crazy glue you

can use regular tape and just tape it

down whatever you have in your home you

can go ahead and use that or you can go

buy some at the Dollar Tree or in your

nearest Walmart it's really optional I'm

happy I used a double stick tape because

it actually holds everything very well

let me tell you everything holds up very

well and it makes it look nice and

smooth and that's what I like I like it

when it looks nice and smooth I hate

when it looks wrinkled or you know

wrinkly I don't like that make sure you

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so yeah hook me up there go ahead and

tell me hey it's me you know go ahead

and follow me and I'll follow you back

now on I'm doing is adding more the

double stick tape on the edges just so

everything holds once I put it together

that is the only reason I'm using a

little bit more but you don't have to it

actually holds very well make sure you

have all your stuff ready that you're

gonna use to decorate if you're gonna

make little stars

some people make little graduation caps

on there and put you know how glue them

on there it's really it's you okay so

we're ready now grab the edge and now

you're gonna do is press it tightly down

and look at how well that holds not do

it on the next side the opposite side

press it down tightly and it's gonna

hold beautiful okay so now I'm gonna

grab more double stick tape and I'm

gonna put it on the edges because I'm

gonna do the same thing to the opposite

side of the edges I'm just gonna double

stick tape them and I'm actually gonna

use my hot glue gun so make sure your

hot glue gun is running because it's

gonna be useful right now

now all I'm gonna do is remove the top

of it very simple use your nails and

remove it and we're gonna go ahead and

press it down

so grab the edge and press it down nice

and tight and do the same thing to the

opposite side grab your edge press it

down now I didn't like how the corners

looked I thought they were ugly and

bumpy once I turned it around

so grab your scissors and just cut them

off one two three and four just cut them

off doesn't matter anyways turn it

around it looks gorgeous and you're not

gonna see the bottom now we're gonna go

ahead and grab a little bit of the hot

glue because I noticed that it was not

closing properly so I'm gonna go ahead

and do a hot 81 line of hot glue right

there and I'm gonna press it down with

my hands and they hold perfect do the

same thing on the opposite side a line

of hot glue and just press it down and

it holds perfect hold it down press on

it and we're done now we're gonna go

ahead and open that hole in the middle

so I'm gonna go ahead and take off my

exacto blade and it's a kid that my

husband gave me for Christmas and let me

tell you it's perfect it works for a ton

of DIY projects and you're gonna need

one of these I'm he picked it up at

Amazon I'm not sure for how much but if

you really want to know I'll ask him and

write it down below are you to grab your

blade put it inside the tool and be

careful to not cut yourself once it's

inside the tool are you gonna do is

close the bottom and it does not move at

all it's nice and safe and look at how

many blades it comes with you can cut so

many things and carve so many things you

can cover carve a pumpkin with that and

it'll come up fabulous

now I'm gonna do is trace the middle

just to see where my lines around and

I'm gonna turn it around and I'm gonna

cut into it see how simple it is I could

see the lines right there

so I'm just gonna cut into it exactly

how I made the lines and I should leave

any hole open for my money now if you

don't have one of this

like I said grab a knife grab some

scissors and just cut it open and it

actually does the job all I'm doing is

trimming and then I'm gonna go ahead and

punch it out look at how simple it is

this blade in this knife is so amazing

but you really have to be careful not to

cut yourself

it is super sharp and it'll cut anything

and punch it out and that's it I have my

opening for my money and I'm really

happy it came out really pretty and

that's it you guys okay how simple it

was

isn't that cool and the next step is to

actually put your money together so go

ahead and grab all the money you're

gonna put in now that's optional you

don't have to put in too much you don't

have to put in money at all you could

put in a note that says I love you I'm

proud of you you could put in a gift

card you can put in $20 you can put in

10 you could put in 50 you can even put

a hundred it's really up to you the

first thing you're gonna need is tape

you could pick up that and your Dollar

Tree it is just regular tape and then

your money and whatever money you're

gonna use and now I went ahead and I

change the 20 into all dollars that way

it looks nice and full but it's really

up to you I made this little sign that

says pour just from the card stock and I

roll pull from the stickers that you

pick up at the Dollar Tree look at how

simple it is you get two of them for a

dollar and all I did was write pull and

I'm gonna show you how I put the money

together right now all you do is grab a

piece of tape on the front of the money

flip it around grab another piece and

tape it on the back and that's it tape

all your money together it's that simple

I already made it make sure that all

your tens 20s and 50s are taped all the

way at the bottom you don't want that

showing until the end and then just roll

it up and you're ready I went ahead and

pre take my money just so this video

wouldn't be

way too long for you but it's ready and

let's go ahead and put it in now I'm

gonna show you exactly how I put it in

the box

make sure your hot glue gun is running

I'm you're gonna need it right now

and have your money ready now you can

put the money however you like but

that's how I did it now I'm gonna show

you really quick all I'm looking for is

my front of the box so this is gonna be

the front and the top is gonna go like

that so look it I'm just gonna show you

really quick have fun this is you put

your money in you stick it through the

middle of the box let's say we just

glued it and then you just have that

person pool and look at how fun this is

anybody would love to get this gift I

know I would this is great birthday for

a teacher anniversary whatever I'm gonna

do is take the money back out and just

fold it back in I want it to look nice

and presentable until that person pulls

it out but look at how fun that was so

put your money back in and we're gonna

hot glue this once you hot glue it you

cannot lift it so make sure that you put

it down just how you like it because

once it's hot glue you cannot lift it

I'm telling you right now so we're gonna

put the hot glue right onto the box and

be generous put it all around the

corners and put a ton of it just so it

stays nice and put before it dries go

ahead and grab the lid

pull your money outside and press it

down go ahead and press it down nice and

tight so it does not move press it press

it and there you go and okay how cute

that is I even like it like that I think

it looks really cute like that if you

want to give it to somebody like that

you can even write happy birthday in the

front you can write happy anniversary

you know you can write I love you mom to

be a Mother's Day gift that would be

awesome but yeah we're gonna go ahead

and decorate it I'm actually gonna go

ahead and put congrats and grad and 2019

on there so yeah

I'm gonna go ahead and use these

stickers that I showed you from the

Dollar Tree and I'm gonna go ahead and

write congrats and Groudon they're

really quick I just wanted to show you

now the stickers come in different

colors make sure you do it nice and it

goes straight in the line and there you

go the stickers come in different colors

and you can actually you know make them

green they come in red they come in

purple they come in pink

they come in those gray like I have

right there and in the black and I'm

gonna go ahead and just spell it really

quick just for you can see how cute it

actually comes out and don't be scared

once you put it on there it's gonna be

stuck so if you mess up just keep going

who cares I'm gonna go ahead and write

it in right now and there you go look at

how gorgeous they came out I think that

looks great you can even use it like

that now you can add the kids name you

can add the name that you're giving it

to whoever but I'm gonna go ahead and

add 2019 and I just wanted to show you

really quick I picked these up at the

Dollar Tree these were the bigger ones

that I used on the first one and I

actually like the bigger ones but since

I couldn't find any more I picked some

up at Amazon and all I did was paint um

hot pink that's all so go ahead and find

yours at Amazon

you

so here are the letters and I mean

numbers and they came out really cute so

all we're gonna do is we're gonna hot

glue them on there and that's it and

that'll be my decorations you you can go

ahead and put anything else you want

it's really up to you I love the way it

looks and I love that I use of numbers

it actually looks cuter and by me

putting them hot pink they stand out

more so you can go ahead and do any

color you want you can throw in

different colors you can make it rainbow

it's really up to you and then we're

gonna go ahead and add the tool and okay

ha gorgeous and it holds up very well on

the box

I think that the hot glue the numbers

were a great idea and especially since I

colored on well yeah they came out even

better let's add the zero and that's

coming out really cute I hope you guys

make one and if you do let me know go

ahead and follow me on Instagram it's

life with Suzie Z and I'll follow you

back and if you want to go ahead and

message me you can even tag me and

something you make I will not get mad

trust me I'd love to see when you guys

tell me hey Susie I made this and how

does this look I love it

because I can give you my advice and you

can also give me advice I don't mind

taking advice trust me

and there you go okay how cute ik him

out she is going to love it I hope but

let's go ahead and make the final step

and the final step for this is to make a

tassel I don't know if you guys know how

to make a tassel so I'm gonna make a

quick one just to show you because I

could just make this on my own and add

it but I just wanted to show you I'm

gonna be doing it with the white and

pink yarn you can use whatever color you

want I'm gonna make it white and pink so

I'm gonna go ahead and show you now the

trick to this is to use all four of your

fingers and you're gonna go around 25

times no more no less

why 25 because it looks really nice when

you do 25 when you make any more it

looks really fat and bulky and I don't

like how it looks but it's really up to

you

I'm doing 25 and that's all I need I'm

gonna go ahead and cut it now I'm gonna

tie this up with a pink when pink yarn

so go ahead and grab a decent size of

pink yarn cut it and that's what we're

gonna tie it with slide it from your

fingers press it on the top grab your

pink yarn and tie a knot actually the

tie a double knot cuz that's gonna hold

it even better just go ahead and tie

your double knot nice and tight there

you go now you can release it and you're

ready to add it grab your scissors we're

gonna go ahead and cut the bottom off

make sure you do not cut your finger

slide it in there grab it up and cut it

and look at how gorgeous it comes out

now we're just gonna go ahead and fix it

up because I want it to look really nice

and neat you know who I am so we're

gonna cut anything that's sticking out

anything that's too small anything

that's too big we're gonna go ahead and

shape it up make sure everything matches

nice and just go ahead and make it all

the same now make sure you have your hot

glue gun running we're gonna use a dot

of hot glue gun and when I say it on a

mini time don't use more don't useless

all we need is a one little dot and the

back of the box for the tassel because

if you'll use more it's gonna look

really ugly so go ahead and put your dot

grab your tassel and hang it on there

and press it down I know it's hot but

you'll be fine

press it in there and you're done look

at how gorgeous it came out now you have

a cool gift for somebody who's

graduating I'm sure they're gonna love

it they've been appreciate it it came

out really pretty you can add other

design to it you can add your name on it

you can add their name on it it's really

up to you it came out gorgeous and I'm

super happy I made them what did I think

are they cute and there you go you have

a good gift that you could walk into

any party in trust me they they're gonna

love it as soon as they pull on that oh

honey

and they see how that money you're gonna

be the favorite person of the day I hope

you guys make one and yeah and until

next time bye you guys