Frugal Graduation Favors

Every wonder where did the time go? It seems like time is flying so fast. It just seems like yesterday, we brought our crying bundle of joy named Maddie home from the hospital. As new parents we were scared to death and often questioned our decisions. Now fast forward to 18 years later and  she is now a beautiful young woman who not only has graduated high school this year but also graduated from community college with a two year degree. How could we let these accomplishments go unnoticed? As parents it would be a major failure on our part. So we decided to host a frugal graduation party for her.  I have already showed you the paper chains and book tablecloths that we made for Gracie’s party we are reusing for the grad party. Now I am going to show you frugal graduation favors that you can give out to your guests.

I will have to say that all the materials I used for these frugal graduation favors were all items we had on hand from past crafts or from my teaching. The only expense that we had was the skittles that we are going to put inside. Here is what you need to use for these cute favors.

  • Small solo containers with lids
  • Black spray paint
  • Black construction paper
  • Silver pen
  • Glue we used hot glue
  • And your favorite candy to fill the favors.

Your first steps is put the lids on all the containers, and then spray paint the containers with the lids on black. Make sure not to spray paint on the inside remember you are putting candy inside.

AFM Graduation favors 3

While you are letting the containers dry, cut 2 ½ by 2 ½ squares out of your black construction paper. I used two pieces of paper but the paper was longer than the  normal 8 ½ by 11 so if you are using regular size construction paper you might need more than two pieces. Then with your silver pen draw a tassel in the middle of the black square you cut out. Then on either side of the tassel put the year. (See the picture)

AFM Graduation favor 2

If you want to add the name like I did you can.   Next glue the squares to the bottom of the solo cup. Your last step is to fill the container with your favorite candy. We are using Skittles but had thought about using M&M’s but since the venue will be outside we thought Skittles would be a better choice. Here is the finished product. What do you think?

AFM graduation favors

So what frugal graduation  favors have you made?

Melissa AKA Frugal Mom

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  1. My teen is graduating next week (from 8th grade!) and I need all of the ideas I can find! These are quite adorable and I think I want to try them.

  2. Such a cute idea! My daughter graduated in 2014 as well! It does go by so fast. Now she is a junior in College. How did that happen? #HomeMattersParty

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