If you don’t already know, my oldest son Tyler graduates this year. Something they do at the Highland graduation ceremony, is setup a Senior display table for everyone to look at and leave cards & gifts on. We have 11 graduating seniors and they each get their own table to decorate, so I thought a western theme would be well suited for my son’s table. Some folks go all out and some just put up a few photos. Since I’m known to be an overachiever mom (or so I hear), then you guessed it, I’m going all out. Heck, there are worse things to be called don’t ya think? Anyhow, some folks will display graduation favors for the others to take; bubbles, key chains, etc. but I decided to make some cowboy graduation favors to fit the theme. It’s easy as
pie trail mix and cute to boot!
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I bought the Great Value Trail Mix ’cause it was one less step for me to do but you can easily make your own trail mix by using the following:
- 1 package (16 ounces) banana-nut granola
- 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
- 1 package (12.6 ounces) milk chocolate M&M’s
- 1 can (12 ounces) honey-roasted peanuts
I also used Avery labels (and their website) to create mine but if you have good handwriting, I’m sure you can write it just as well. My handwriting is worse than a first graders, for reals. Besides, I’m pretty tech savvy and just about everything I do is through the Internets! Yeppers!
Tutorial: DIY: Western/Cowboy Graduation Favors
- Half Pint Mason Jars
- Avery Labels (Oval, or whatever suits your fancy)
- Trail Mix (I used Great Value)
- Twisted Twine
- Red Bandana Fabric (I didn’t even use half a yard, maybe 1/4.)
- Scissors (I have some cool ones that cut a triangle edging but regular is fine)
- Create your design for labels, print, and stick on jars.
- Cut squares out of the red bandana fabric, big enough to cover top and stick out side a bit once the lid is screwed on.
- Fill jar with trail mix.
- Place bottom part of lid on, lay your fabric square down, and screw on top lid piece.
- Tie with twisted twine.
I bought everything but the fabric at Walmart and that can actually be found at Walmart. I just happen to be at Hobby Lobby the day I bought it.