Jar Of Wisdom And Love For A Graduate

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Graduation season is just around the corner which means that many are busy planning parties to celebrate their graduate. There are a number of things to think about, from the food you’ll serve to the decor you’ll have to the gift you’ll give. Today I wanted to share an idea I had that is perfect for graduation parties but also doubles as a gift for your graduate.

I created a Graduation Jar of Wisdom & Love. This jar can be set out on a table at the party for guests to leave words of wisdom and love for the graduate. It’s simple to make, too! Just get a large jar and decorate it with ribbon or scrapbook stickers. Leave pieces of card stock, washi tape and a pen on the table with a sign asking your guests to leave their words of wisdom and love. When they are done writing their note on the card they can roll it up and wrap tape around it.


Glass jar

Graduation cap for top of jar

Letters to spell out words on jar

Skinny washi tape

Card stock



Once the party is over you can put the lid on the jar and present it to your graduate. You could also roll up dollar bills and add them to the jar before you give it to the graduate (if you were planning on giving them money anyways). Your child will love all the advice and kind words from their friends and family members and will appreciate this gift for years to come!

What words of wisdom would you give someone graduating junior high, high school or college?


19 thoughts on “Jar Of Wisdom And Love For A Graduate”

  1. This is such a sweet gift idea for any graduate and the wisdom can easily be customized based on age. Something so thoughtful really adds a fantastic personal touch!

  2. This is such a fun idea for a graduation gift. It’ll be a while before we have another graduate in the family but I will keep this in mind.

  3. That’s a great idea! I love it. I used to made a same thing when I was young, of course.
    I and my best friend wrote something for ourself in future when we started high school and then we opened when we graduated.

    • Hi! There is no ring around it. It’s actually just washi tape :) You can find the washi tape in all sorts of colors at craft stores.

    • You could always create a scrapbook or frame them. Or leave them in the jar and display it letting the jar be a decorative reminder of how many people love them and care for them :)


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