DIY – Graduation Gift

Need a last minute graduation gift with a personal touch?

You will be able to whip this DIY graduation gift up in less than 1 hour and it will be a keepsake for the proud graduate!

This graduation gift is so cute, easy, and cost less than $10.00 to make!


  • 2 x12 board (cut into a square)
  • black acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • (2) pieces scrap book paper
  • scrap book stickers/letters to match paper
  • modge podge
  • photos
  • easel


  • paint the wood solid black, front and back, let it dry completely
  • trim both the papers to 11×11
  • modge podge the paper onto the center of the block (front and back)
  • modge podge the photos where you want them (front and back)
  • place the stickers on the board
  • smooth a thin layer of modge podge over the entire front and back
  • Let dry, wrap your cute gift!

I love how you can make personalize and tailor it to the person.

You could actually make these for any occasion, such as, special birthdays, baptism, or for Father’s Day.

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  1. Great idea.

  2. Rachel @ day2day joys says:

    Love this idea and what a great keepsake!

  3. You can modge podge over the pictures and it doesn’t ruin them?

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