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Graduation Party Card Box

At your post-commencement party, leave this themed box by the door. The guests can tuck their cards signed with best wishes and congratulations to the newly-minted graduate into the slot as they arrive.

Photography: Mike Krautter

Source: Martha Stewart


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  • Craft knife

  • Cutting mat

  • Fringe cutter (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Cutter Tool, $33,

  • Round chipboard box with lid, approximately 9 by 4 inches

  • Black cardstock, approximately 30 by 6.25 inches

  • Black board, 13.5-inch square

  • Gold tissue paper

  • Box cutter

  • Twine

  • Hot glue gun and sticks


  1. Using box cutter, carefully cut a rectangular opening about 8 by 3 inches in the center of the round box lid.

  2. Using craft knife, cut a slot approximately 3/4 by 7-1/2 inches in the center of the board, aligned on the diagonal between corners.

  3. Glue the top face of the lid to the board, as centered as possible; the slot in the board should align within the larger opening on the lid.

  4. Glue the piece of cardstock around the lid, with the long edge wrapping around; this will hide the base, which will hold the cards.

  5. To make the tassel, fringe a small piece of gold tissue paper, about 3 inches in length.

  6. Thread a length of twine through the fringe loop and card slot, and secure on the underside of the lid.

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