GRADUATION Gift Wrap Idea #1:
This gift wrap idea is great because it is almost as easy as a gift bag. Once you wrap your gift in a paper of your choice, cut and wrap a piece of ribbon around the gift and tape where the ribbons meet. Next, check your local dollar or party supply store for a cardboard Graduation-themed die cut (see photo below) and using double-sided tape, cover the area where the ribbons meet with your graduation cut-out. To personalize the die cut even further, add self-adhesive letters (found in office supply depts. of discount stores) to add the gift recipient’s initials and check party stores for a small tassel to represent the graduate’s school colors. Also added to the die cut in this photo: several pieces of curling ribbon.
GRADUATION GIFT WRAP IDEA #2:
This is another great way to make sure your gift has a dramatic impact on the graduate by using their high school colors one more time. First, find out the color combination of the graduate’s high school. Next, check a gift, card or discount store for paper and ribbon to represent this color combination. In the photos below, the female graduates’ school colors were orange & black. I found this great black & white floral print paper at my local Hallmark Card Shop. I then wrapped orange ribbon around my gift and added a bow to the top. Using her high school colors would have been impactful enough, but I decided to take it to the next level by, once again, personalizing it. One one side of the package, I used my favorite… self-adhesive letters (found in the office supply depts. of discount stores) to add her name to one side and her immediate goal (transferring from high school to her college choice) on the other side. My theory… why bring a simple gift bag when you can bring a “statement” instead?!