It's graduation season, and I wanted to make something a little more special than just a card. I got this jar from the dollar store, and built a little graduation hat for it. I filled it with a bit of sparkly fill and bills rolled into little diplomas.
The hat is just a 1 inch band of black cardstock topped with 3 1/2 inch squares of black cardstock. I layered three squares together to give it a bit more heft. I pierced a large hole in the center of the square to attach the tassel I made of red embroidery thread. I topped that hole off with a big brad to make it pretty again. Then I glued the circle onto the square with Liquid Glass so it can slide on and off the jar lid easily.
Of course, I made a card, too. We can't wait to go celebrate the new graduates!