Graduation is such a special time for all involved, so of course you want to gift your grad with a present that means something to them. And if your grad is especially crafty, then take a look at these 10 DIY graduation gifts that a creative graduate will definitely appreciate! The gift is always more special when it comes without a price tag!
1. Wooden Inscription Plaque
Gifts that come straight from nature are an awesome and unique element to any gift, especially when that gift is hand made! This DIY graduation gift involves little more than a slate of wood, black chalk paint, and a bright sharpie. So get creative and inspire your grad with words they’ll never forget!
2. Open When Letters
This next DIY graduation gift will be something your grad will love, not just when you hand it over, but when it comes time to actually using it! Fill envelopes with loving words, inspiration, or tasks to do when they reach a particular point in their post-grad life or are feeling a little homesick or lonely. It will be so special to them to know that you’re with them through everything!
What better way to remind your graduate that you love them, than with a scrapbook filled with photos of all your favourite memories together! Make your scrapbook a journey through your relationship; have a real ‘This Is Your Life’ moment!
4. College Survival Basket
Going to college for the first time can be an… interesting time for a graduate, which is where a college survival basket can be a great DIY graduation gift for them! Pack your basket full of things you think they’ll need; fuzzy socks, portable charger, a cute pen, a Starbucks gift card. All the things they didn’t know they needed, you’ve packed for them in a neat little (or huge) care package!
5. Best Friends Frame
Tell your graduating BFF just how much they mean to you by creating a beautiful best friends frame. Put a couple of photos and a sweet quote, or an inside joke in the frame and watch as a smile lights up their face when you hand it to them!
6. Pressed Flower Frame
Turn old flower bouquets into an arrangement that your graduate will love! Not only is this a great way to reuse dried flowers instead of throwing them away, but it will look great hanging up in their dorm room. It’s a pretty, creative way to turn something old into something new and adorable!
7. Handmade Mug
New graduates quickly discover the power of a good cup of coffee, so gift them with a mug you made yourself, so every caffeinated sip has sentimental value. If you’ve never tried pottery before, now’s the time to do it! It’s a messy craft, but the messier it is, the more fun and the more unique your creation is. Your creative grad will love this DIY graduation gift!
Cushions are one of the coziest gifts you can give, and so easy to make! Thanks to the internet, there are so many tutorials on making your own cushion and cushion covers, so you’re bound to find one that speaks to you. Print an inspirational quote on the front, and you’ve got yourself a gift your grad can cuddle up with.
9. T-Shirt Quilt
Have a bunch of old t-shirts you’re not sure what to do with, but they’re too full of sentimentality to throw away? Turn them into a quilt to give to your grad they can take with them anywhere and is a little memory of home. Sewing a bunch of t-shirts together creates a unique and colourful pattern that is a perfect DIY graduation gift.
10. Jar Recipe
As far as DIY gifts go, this last one is definitely the yummiest! While this is a great gift for any occasion, your graduate will love the fact they have a recipe that is so quick and easy, and is great for everyone to enjoy. Plus, the jar can be used for so many things; double gift!