Grad gifts ideas
From scrap quilt blocks to pillows
Planning for those special grad gifts for the coming graduation? Here are a couple of ideas for you to make up and not break the budget. Making your own graduation keepsakes are perfect if you have a limited budget or if you simply want to make personalized gifts that are sure to be cherished by the recipients.Using your crafting ability, especially if you're able to sew, will make it incredibly easy to come up with some gifts you can give to the high school or college graduates in your life.
Making personalized graduation gifts
Some great gifts you can sew and give as grad gifts are commemorative pillows. This is a project that can be completed by anyone from a beginner to an expert in sewing experience. You can start by purchasing fabric that is in the colors of the school your graduate is attending. I found a nice selection of pillows and fabrics at Joann.com and www.CreateForLess.com
There are many people making these commemorative pillows. You may choose to use felt in one of the school colors as part of a nice accent that will make the pillow even more special. There are also many other ways that you can make this graduation gift even more special and just as unique as a person you're giving it to.
You can use an applique pattern
Before you begin sewing the pillow together, you can use stencils to draw the person's name on the pillow or draw pictures of sports and other activities they may have participated in and then stitch them onto the pillow.
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You may also choose to stitch the date of the graduation onto the pillow for an even more personalized gift ideas. As soon as you have added all the decoration you would like, to your commemorative pillow, you need to pin the two pieces of the pillow together. Make sure the two fabric sides are front to front (or right sides together) and then you need to sew around 3 of the sides.
Leaving one side open to put the pillow in. You want to make sure that you're leaving enough of the seam in the pillow open to be able to stuff it. Once you're ready, turn the pillow cover right side out, stuff in the pillow and then take a needle and thread and hand sew the open seam.
Unique gifts for her will be cherished
There are many other great grad gifts you can sew up for giving to the special high school and college graduates. These gifts will be cherished and bring back special memories for long time to come.
Making scrap quilt blocks
Along the same line as making them a commemorative pillow, you could make them a memory quilt. Take old shirts from their school or college days and take the fcut up the shirts and sew the blocks together to form a quilt. This is a gift that will be the cherished, especially when the graduate happens to be missing home.
These are just a few of the great ideas you can sew as grad gifts. All you need to do is spend a little time thinking of the person you are making the gift for and you are sure to come up with something extra special. The great thing is that you can find something to sew for grad gifts no matter what level of sewing ability you might happen to have.