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Graduation Cap Party-Card Box

At your graduation 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

materials

  • Round chipboard box with lid, approx. 9" diam., 4" tall
  • Black cardstock, approx. 30" x 6.25"
  • Black board, 13.5" square
  • Gold tissue paper
  • Box cutter
  • Twine

steps

  1. Using a box cutter, carefully cut a rectangular opening about 8" x 3" in the center of the round box lid. Don't worry about being neat here!
  2. Using the craft knife, cut a slot approx. ¾" x 7-1/2" 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" 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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