When I saw these money medallions from Lil Luna, I thought they were so awesome! So when all the graduation announcements started showing up, I knew I wanted to use these in some way. I thought it would be fun to make some ribbons out of scrapbook paper to add the medallions to and present them to the graduates. So I came up with these Graduation Money Ribbons.
We decided on the amount we could give to each graduate and I made up the medallions.
I followed Kristyn's tutorial on how to make the accordion medallions.
Kristyn has some cute printables to attach to the medallions, but I wanted to make some that went along with the High School colors.
I used a 2 inch circle punch to punch them out and attached them with a glue dot.
Next I made up my ribbons. I cut scrapbook paper in 7 inch by 3/4 inch strips. I put a glue dot on the back side of one end, and brought the other end around like a circle, so the ends were touching. Then I pressed the seem down to the other side, as shown.
Inspiration for these ribbons from this pin
I made 4 for each ribbon. Take 2 and glue them together in a + form. Once you have your 2 + glued together, attach them together in an alternating pattern to look like a bow. (I used glue dots for this, but you could use a stapler, or glue stick or hot glue, whatever you have.)
I used double stick tape and attached it to the tops of a couple ribbon. I pulled off the backing and attached them to the back of my scrapbook paper bow. I punch out a 2 inch circle and glued it on the back over the ribbons to finish it.
Then all you have to do is attach your money medallions!
I attached them to the front of some fun colored soda bottles. Each graduate will get one!
You can also add a little scrapbook square with some string or yarn to give it a graduation cap look!
Inspiration for the Grad Cap came from this pin.
They turned out really fun and super cute! Our family and friend graduating this year will LOVE them I'm sure! They were quick and easy and I didn't have to go far for the supplies.