We all know that when we graduated, all we really wanted was cash. Giving cash to a graduate can be so boring. But it doesn’t have to be with this super fun and easy Graduation Money Badge.
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This one has been a hit for both graduates and those giving money to the graduates. Now I made this into badges they could actually wear. Wouldn’t it be so fun if they did?!?
These badges are really easy to make and are just the right amount of fun and pazzazz to an ordinary gift. I’m sure grads will take the cash in any form, but why not make it fun!
As mentioned, these graduation money badges are easy to make. I used my Cricut to help me cut out the pieces of my badge. But you don’t have to have a Cricut to cut them out. Just create your own similar design.
The sizes of the pieces are: center circle piece with the year on it is 1.75 inches in diameter. The scallop circle in the back with the ribbon is 3.5 inches wide. And the light blue circle is 3 inches in diameter. If you have a Cricut, click on the link below to get the Badge Design in Cricut Design Space.
Graduation Money Badge
For this project you will need:
Open up the design in Cricut Design Space and cut out your pieces for your badge. Or create your own pieces and cut them all out. Use the white gel pen to write the year on the circle that is going on the top of the badge. And add a little extra design to edges of the ribbons.
Fold your cash into a rosette to add to the badge. Start by fold the fan into a fan starting at the short side and folding back and forth until you reach the end.
Take your fan money and fold the fan in half. Add a glue dot to one side and then unfold and press the opposite side onto the glue dot. Do the same on the other side to finish off the rosette.
It might take a little bit of delicate elbow grease to get the rosette finished off. But it should look like this when you are all done. I like to use glue dots because you can simply rub them off and then use the cash. You can check out my reel on Instagram and see just how to do this step.
I use glue dots to build my graduation money badge by first placing the bigger circle onto the scalloped edged ribbon. Then use glue dots to add the money rosette to the badge. And again to add the top circle to the money rosette.
This is how they will look when they are done. You can totally give them as gifts as is, but this next step is really fun.
Take a pin back and attach it to the back of the graduation money badge using hot glue. This way the graduate could actually wear it if they wanted.
Print out the Congrats Grad card using the link below. Cut the 2 cards apart and then attach the money badge to the card and you’re ready for gifting.
Didn’t these turn out so fun? I know they will not only be fun to give, but to receive.
Do you have a go to graduation gift other than money? I’d love to know what it is.