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DIY Graduation Gifts

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  • Niki Reineke
    Niki Reineke

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  • Zinch , a Chegg service
    Zinch , a Chegg service

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    Niki Reineke

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  • Zinch , a Chegg service
    Zinch , a Chegg service

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Jar of Memories (instead of well wishes, fill this jar with some of you and your friends favorite memories. pulling out a memory is the perfect cure for those moments of homesickness)

Good Luck Notes Jar
  • Jenessa Lynn
    Jenessa Lynn

    Doing this at my "going away party". Love it!!!

  • Colleen Clark
    Colleen Clark

    Like..someone I know :) kinda of did something like this before. Good idea!

  • Stephanie Shaw
    Stephanie Shaw This is my pinterest Board of Graduation Ideas and the printables on it are available on my Etsy Shop. I'm just trying to spread the word for anyone interested in creating a memory Jar.

No Sew Fleece Blanket (bring some comfort to those twin size extra longs for your friends)

Make Your Own Fleece Blanket

Literary Clock (make a copy of your yearbook cover and paste it on an old book)

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Photo Strips (a style-conscious way to make a collage of pics of you and your crew)

How to craft your own Instagram photo strips - CNET
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  • Malin Pitt
    Malin Pitt

    Gonna re pin this :)

  • Karla Ingvarson
    Karla Ingvarson

    Yup... :)

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Postcard Poster (this gift is time consuming... but can keep on giving for the whole semester!)

DIY Birthday Surprise in the Mail

Quotable Wall Art (pick something inspirational or something you and your friends always used to say)

Mr. Handsomeface Blog » DIY Wall Art: Dreamy Letters

T-Shirt Quilt (time consuming but so worth it!)

T-Shirt Quilt - Blessings Overflowing

Travel Map (oh, the places you'll go! mark places you and your friends have been and want to go)

diy project: halligan’s american travel map | Design*Sponge

Monogram Mugs (if your friends don't drink coffee yet... they probably will :))

DIY: Monogram Mugs

Friendship Bracelets (because these bracelets and your friends go way back)

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Photo Board (cool way to display your fave pics! get that vintage look with instagram)

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Shoebox Storage Shelves (wrap in your friend's fave pattern or decoupage with fun photos)

Polaroid Magnet Frames (perfect for the mini-fridge!)

Tutorial: How to make a Polaroid Magnet Frame | Paper & Stitch

Bulletin Board Coasters (double duty items are key in small spaces!)

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Clothespin Hanging Frame (supply your friend with multiple pictures to rotate)

Sincerely, Kinsey: Branch Picture Frame DIY
  • Jordan Cochran
    Jordan Cochran

    OMG THAT'S HEATHER FRANCO! Well, not Franco anymore...I KNOW HER.

  • Jordan Cochran
    Jordan Cochran

    OMG THAT'S HEATHER FRANCO! Well, not Franco anymore...I KNOW HER.

Week 1 Care Package (make your bff feel like home during the first week on campus)

Craft Projects | Martha Stewart
  • Brittany

    I really love this idea, and I'm thinking of sending this to my bff who is in college now.

  • Zinch , a Chegg service
    Zinch , a Chegg service

    Yes Brittany! Many of us on the Zinch team have been thinking about sending this out to some of our friends in college too!

  • Debbie Ponton Price
    Debbie Ponton Price

    This would be a great idea for a "birthday week" of surprises or teacher appreciation week,etc.

  • Daysi Toenjes
    Daysi Toenjes

    Made me smile;)

  • Mary Tichy
    Mary Tichy

    followed u

T-Shirt Headbands (so clutch on those bad hair days after a long night of studying)

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T-Shirt Bags (use a T that features your hometown or high school mascot)

Recycling T-shirts Into Useful Stuff - One Good Thing by Jillee

Chalkboard Vase (creative way for your friend to leave messages for their roommate)

DIY: Colored Chalkboard Vases - Centsational Girl

Fabric Square Mousepad (jazz up that dorm room desk!)

How Joyful | Super easy fabric scrap mousepad tutorial

Shower Shoes (help your friends hit those dorm hall showers in style)

DIY Ribbon Flip Flops |

Sweatshirt Tee (use your high school sweatshirt!)

DIY Sweatshirt Tee

Music Mix (choose your favorite tune from each year of high school)

DIY: Indie Mix Tape Project - A Beautiful Mess