Graduation Gift

Graduation season is in full swing.  Chances are you know someone who is graduating from High School or College…or in my case…both.


Usually I tend to revert to the old card and money gift because let’s face it…it’s easy and May is a crazy busy month at my house.  This year I wanted to come up with a similar “easy” gift, but one that was a lot more fun to give and get!


I made a simple cover for a Rolo candy bar to cover up the regular Rolo label.  Then before I placed the cover on the Rolo’s I folded a $20 bill and taped it carefully onto the gold foil wrapper so that it could roll up into the cover with a little end sticking out.


I thought it might be really important that the money is obviously showing so that someone eager to eat the Rolos notices the $20 before crumpling it up and throwing it out as trash.  That would not be good.


Then I simply put the Graduation label over the Rolos.  Then I made a simple little Graduation Cap and added it onto the top of the Rolos.  Tie a little ribbon around the Rolos in the color of the Graduates school.


To download a copy of the Rolo labels click on the link below:

{Graduation Rolo Gift Labels}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.


To make the Graduation cap all you need to do is simply cut a rectangle strip of black cardstock 3.5 inches x 3/4 inches and a square 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches.  Roll the rectangle up and glue it so that it fits onto the top of the Rolo.  Then I added a silver brad on the top and then glued the top of the cap onto it.


That’s it.  Pretty simple right?!  Happy Graduations!

Need some more Graduation Gift ideas? Check out these past posts:

Graduation Oreo Pops

Graduation Treat

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


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    This is an adorable idea! I also had to make a graduation gift this year for a college graduate. I made a fake diploma that said “This Emergency Fund is to be used wisely as you embark into the post-graduate world. Congratulations.” I put a $20 bill on it and put it in a Diploma Frame that she can actually put her real diploma in! If you want to see more about it, I blogged about it. There are pictures and tutorials on the blog on how to make the fake diploma. Check it out:…

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    Hi Amy,

    I’m sorry I don’t have a Facebook account. Could I get the graduation Rolo gift wrappers through my e-mail? Thank you so much! countrynana34o at gmail dot com.

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    Crystal says:

    Love this idea!! This is a great unique way to give money! Love it!! Thanks so much!!

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    Super cute Amy! :)

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    Wanda Diaz says:

    that its a very nice idea… my youngest son and daughter graduate this year… i will use this…!!!

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      So glad you like it! Congratulations to your children and YOU for their graduation. A lot of work goes into it. Such an accomplishment!

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  7. 9

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  8. 10

    The label says 2013 anyway to get one that says 2014 or blank? Love your stuff!!

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    Terah Webster says:

    Love this idea, may have to make one for a grandchild leaving elementary (8th) going to high school. Wish it were to where this could be “pinned” on Pinterest Board! Thanks for sharing!

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    Such a cute, simple idea! My son did something like this, only larger to make a time capsule for his kindergarten graduation.

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    Brenna Howard says:

    I cant get the Rolo gift wrapper to download. I liked it on Facebook and it still wont let me. Could you email it to me with the year changed to 2014 and/or space to type a short message on it? Thanks!

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    Elsa Sanchez says:

    Its not downloading for me neither. I liked FB too

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    Lynetta says:

    I love the graduation rolo gift idea, but I cannot get it to download either. :( Any chance you could email it to me?

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    ROLO Graduation printable for 2014–When I print this it is blurry. Is there a way to get it to print more clearly? You can email me if that is easier. Thanks! This is such a great idea and just what I was looking for. Debbie

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    Christina says:

    Can you please email me the Graduation printable for 2014? Lots of graduations coming up…perfect gift. Thanks so much for the great DIY idea! I love it.

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    I also cannot get the printable for the graduation rolo covers to download. I did like the idea room on Facebook but still cannot get it to work!

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    I can’t get this 2014 label to pull up, much less download to print. Can you please email it to me?

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    Jennifer says:

    So so cute, but I can’t find the download to print it. Can you please email it to me? Thanks so much!

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    shandiin says:

    I liked the facebook page but can’t find where to download this at. I went to get your free gift, but didn’t see this. Anyway you could email to me. Thanks!

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    Madison says:

    I liked thepage but I don’t know where to download the free gift. Anyway you could email to me? Thanks!


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