Hi Everyone! Here's a graduation hat gift holder that is made from an empty brad container. OMGoodness…this doesn't get any easier and you will be getting lots of "oos and ahs" out of this one! The instructions took longer to type than it did to make 😉 lol

Items needed:P1050851
Empty round SU brad container
Black card stock
Antique Brad
Tombo glue – use on everything…the chip board and plastic container.
3×3 chip board or card board – like what comes with the designer paper packs or you could even use a cereal or craker box
Tassle (got at local fabric store)
2 1/2" Circle Punch

How to make:
For bottom: Wrap 8 ½” x 5/8” strip of black card stock around sides using Tombo glue. If needed (I didn’t) keep ends in place with paperclip until dried.

For Hat lid:P1050852
Cut chip board (cardboard) to 3” x 3” square
Cut (2) two 3”x 3” squares out of black card stock
Optional – Punch 2 ½” circle out of black card stock
Optional black Sharpie Marker

With side of black ink pad, ink edges or use marker on chip board if you want to make sure all black. P1050854
Adhere one of black squares on top of chip board. With paper piercer, make hole in center. Put brad through and open brad wing underneath. Wrap tassel around top of brad.

Cover bottom side of hat with 2nd black square. This covers brad. The brad is never seen anyway but this is my habit…to cover the brad! 

If you have any chipboard still showing between the black card stock layers – you can color in with marker or ink edges with ink pad.  P1050855

Option – punch circle and cover inside of lid. This would give you an optional place to put a stamped image or sentiment, too! You could stamp on the bottom wrap before adhering as well.

Tuck inside a little gift, money or check!
Happy Crafting!~ Dee