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Graduation Cap Money Holder

Graduation Cap Money Holder

Graduates love receiving money as a gift but wrapping it in a special way can be a challenge. Step up your gifting game for graduation season with this unique money holder. This could be hole punched and added as a gift tag or given by itself. Follow along for this simple project, elevated with both mirror and shimmer metallic paper.


Start by cutting and scoring all of the pieces from the above file. I customized a lip balm holder project available in Cricut Design Space to create this money holder. I am using Pitch Black for the holder base, White for the panel with the words, Black Mirror for the top of the hat, Sunflower for the tassel, and Gold for the stars.

die cut pieces and supplies for Graduation Cap Money Holder

Next, fold the main piece of the holder along all the scored lines, pressing firmly. You can see which direction I folded each line in the photo below. Once the holder is folded, glue the ‘Congrats Grad!’ pentagon shape on the front. Then, carefully glue the small letter details inside the letters. I like to use reverse tweezers to place my tiny pieces. So much easier than using your fingers!

assembling box for Graduation Cap Money Holder

Next, place foam tape on the back of the diamond-shaped cap piece. This is completely optional but gives the cap some added dimension. Place the hat piece on top of the holder. Fold and secure the holder together in the back with liquid glue.

Adding top to Graduation Cap Money Holder

Lastly, it’s time to add the final details – glue the cap’s tassel and the tiny gold stars. This part made me think of the classic graduation quote “the tassel was worth the hassle!” I also love the shimmer on the tiny gold stars. Stardream paper for the win!

adding tassel and stars to Graduation Cap Money Holder

Fill the money holder with a crisp, rolled-up bill and it’s ready for gifting! You could also wrap the bill around a tube of chapstick or a cylindrical candy and slide it in there.

Graduation Cap Money Holder

Are you celebrating a graduate this year and creating something special? We’d love to see! Show us your creations on Instagram or Facebook! Tag your creations with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured in our stories.

Happy crafting!


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