Unbelievably Quick and Easy DIY Graduation Gift Bags Ideas

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Three Black Gift Bags with Black graduation caps and gold tassels

DIY Graduation Cap Gift Bags

Learn how to make unbelievably Quick and Easy DIY Graduation Gift Bags perfect for gift cards, checks, money or any other small gifts. With a few inexpensive materials, you can make these beautiful DIY Graduation gift bags. You can customize the colors to match the school theme.

There are two different sized graduation gift bag ideas depending on the type of gift need to be wrapped. There is the larger gift bag with handles filled with tissue paper in school colors for a larger gift and the smaller gift bags which are great for gift cards, money, checks or small gifts.

Click below to watch my YouTube #short on how to make DIY Graduation Gift Bag with handles and tissue paper or scroll down for step-by-step instructions on how to make both the larger and smaller graduation gift bag ideas.


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How to Make DIY Graduation Gift Bags


  • Cut a 5″ x 5″ square of stiff black felt.

How to make a Graduation Tassel out of embroidery floss

  • Feed a gold twist tie through the top loop of the embroidery floss.

  • Twist the twist tie to secure and continue to twist to the ends.

DIY Graduation Tassel

  • Wrap a twist tie around the top of the embroidery floss abut 1/2 inch from the top to secure the threads and create the tassel.

DIY Graduation Tassel

  • Place the scissors into the bottom loop and cut to make the tassel.

  • Using a hot glue gun, attach the tassel  and button to the center of the felt square.

  • Attach the clothespin to the back of the graduation cap with hot glue. Put the opening of the clothespin in the direction of the tassel.

  • Clip the graduation cap to top of the gift bag.
Black graduation cap with gold tassel attached to a black gift bag

DIY Graduation Gift Bag Idea

  • Fill with tissue paper to represent the school colors.
Three Black Gift Bags with Black graduation caps and gold tassels

DIY Graduation Cap GIft Bags

  • For the smaller gift bags follow the instructions to make the graduation cap with clip.
  • Fill the smaller bag with a gift, fold over the top and clip it closed with the graduation cap clip.

DIY Graduation Tassels

Graduation season is here! The graduation tassel is so important for creating graduation party decorations! Adding a tassel to any decoration instantly transforms it into a graduation decoration. Learn how to make graduation tassels that can be made in under a minute for less than $1.

Watch my 60 second #shorts videos for step-by-step instructions on how to make them.

DIY Graduation Tassel

DIY Graduation Tassel

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