These simple DIY Graduation Leis are easy to make and so much fun to give!
Clear Cellophane Wrapping Paper
Fabric Strips or ribon
Items for the Gift Lei (see post for 50 creative themes!)
Free Printable Lei Tag
Assemble all of the items needed on a flat surface
Depending on the width of the widest item, cut the cellophane into a long strip. Wide enough to wrap around the largest item, and at least 55 inches long for kids or 65 inches long for adults.
Place the items in the center (widthwise) of the strip, spacing them out enough to tie in between each item.
Wrap the cellophane around each item and tie fabric strip or ribbon in a double knot between each.
After all the items are secured, use a rubber band to tightly hook the graduation lei together at the top.
Tie on a free LEI gift tag (from Thegiftygirl.com) and TA-DA! Done!
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DIY Graduation Leis are versatile, affordable and FUN gifts for graduates of any age. Whether you are celebrating a kindergarten graduation, an 8th grade promotion, high school graduation or college graduation these GIFT leis are a great way to reward your grads!
Many DIY Graduation Leis are flowers, candy or money, but I thought up 50 Creative GIFT Leis that you won’t see anywhere else.
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How do you make an easy graduation lei?
The hardest part of making a graduation lei is thinking about what to put inside of it, (Look below, I’ve got you, boo!). The actual construction of the lei is very simple.
You will need clear cellophane gift wrap , some curling ribbon or fabric strips, scissors, scotch tape, a rubber band and whatever items you want to put inside the lei (Keep Reading for 50 Gift Lei Ideas!).
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DIY Graduation Leis for Teens/adults
Going-to-college Lei: It would be fun to put some gift cards (fast food, restaurants, grocery store). You could also put vitamins, ibuprofen
Laundry Lei: Here is another fun one for high school graduates to send them off to their independence ready for tackling laundry. It has everything they need for laundry: a roll of quarters, a Tide stain Pen, a bleach pen, laundry soap pods.
Mini dinosaur lei: You can buy a pack of miniature dinosaurs and hatching dinosaur eggs and put them individually in the lei. I bought these dinosaur eggs for my son’s Valentine’s cards. They are SO much fun! The eggs dissolve and crack open in the water and there are different dinosaurs inside that grow.