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College Survival Kit DIY Graduation Gift

College Survival Kit DIY Graduation Gift


Every year, you seem to end up with a graduate or two in your life. The gift giving at graduation is SO HARD – straight up cash is easy, but it lacks thoughtfulness and personality. As always, our most recent crop of high school babysitters are graduating and moving on to college, so we’ve got to put something together for them…and what better than a college survival kit?

This kit is meant to be a little funny and a good way to deliver some of that aforementioned cash to the grad with a little bit of flair.


If you don’t purchase the pre-cut label I used in my template, print to full sheet label paper and cut everything out from there. You can order labels singly or in bulk at, and I find it convenient to always have a few sheets of the full sheet labels around.




As for how I put them together? There’s a video!

Don’t forget to pin this DIY Graduation Gift on Pinterest to save for later!


This post was sponsored by All thoughts and ideas are my own.

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

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Monday 16th of April 2018

This jar and printable is adorable! Great ideas for a college graduate! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!


Saturday 3rd of February 2018

Best idea I have seen after browsing a lot of other blogs regarding graduation gifts.


Friday 27th of May 2016

These are so much fun, perfect when you want to give a little something to someone off to college or Uni.


Friday 27th of May 2016

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