Tuesday, May 29, 2012

{graduation} srm

I'm up on the SRM blog today (with Aimee) with some graduation projects!  I found some pre-made sparkly graduation cap shapes at my local party supply store. I mounted the invite sticker to a piece of cardstock and adhered it to the cap for a simple party invitation.

I cut off the "tassel" that was on it, traced it onto some gold glitter paper, fringed the ends, added the stickers and placed it on the cap.

I dressed up a gift bag with a pretty bow decked out with graduation sentiment stickers.  SO easy to do and I just love how it looks!  I covered the party horn in glitter paper and added stickers to it for a table top decoration.

You could use this technique on bows for weddings, baby and birthday gifts!


My final project was a chalk board painted message board for friends and family to write notes to the graduate.  For this project I did a mini one.  It was actually a large  unfinished picture frame I picked up at Michaels.

I used a tube to hold the chalk. I adhered it to the board with velcro.

I have one more year before I get to put these projects to good use, *sniff sniff*. 

I hope you have found some graduation inspiration with these projects! Be sure to check Aimee's projects for even more inspiration! 

Happy Tuesday, friends and thanks for stopping by!


  1. What an awesome set of projects!

  2. This is rockin' Jan!!! I love each and every bit of these projects, and I hear you on the sniff sniff! My 'baby' has only 2 years left. I surely need to store away these ideas!!!

  3. ohhhh these are amazing I LOVE The bow!!! that is soooo clever cute!!!

  4. So clever! I love the bow and the fab chalk board!

  5. loved these when I saw them immediately Jan! You are so stinking clever and always have the newest ideas and techniques! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!

  6. First of all, I just have to say THANKS for the shout out! ;)

    I love your grad projects...that bow is absolutely fabulous!!! And your chalk board is so creative! The tube holding the chalk is genious! Love it!!

  7. Jan these are AMAZING! YOu so rock. I am especially in love with that bow!! Fabulous.


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