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« on: November 14, 2005 10:11:59 AM »

since in europe cap and gown isn't the norm, i wanted to make a little grad cap gift box for a friend who is giving his doctoral dissertation...

easy to make in theory, just a black cylindrical box with a flat square top glued on top... BUT how does one make  said box? i tried looking in craft stores for premade wooden ones to buy, but nothing was the right size. I can't find anything online on how to make a cylindrical box, so i am here on crafster begging for help.

inside will be some good luck pennies and cufflinks, so its a small box which i think makes it even harder. It has to be done by Friday (sat is the party)

Also, are there any meanings assosciated with the tassel (color, i knwo about the placement thing)? I was thinking of making it Orange, but i don't have any orange rope/ribbon (whatever that thick soft thread that looks like rope is called) because its his fav color, but i don't have any, I do have light blue...

Thanks in advance for replies

 Cheesy I'm such a goob! all it took was one night of work, two sheets of black construction paper, some glue, ribbon, scissors and a marmalade jar and paper clips (for the shape). It didn't turn out perfectly, but i think i did pretty well... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005 12:29:12 PM »

This might help you out on the tassel color...I don't know if its different in Europe or not...


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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005 04:07:58 PM »

Something you might want to keep in mind is that the caps and the gowns vary based on the degree.  The standard PdD cap is usually a six or eight sided floppy thing -- kind of like a beret.  There are a lot of academic robe distributors online.  If you go to one of their sites you can get pictures and an explanation of the colors for the tassle.  If you have embroidery thread, that would work to make a cool tassle.  Good luck with it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2005 07:45:21 PM »

okay, i kept it really simple; here are the pics. THe tassel didn't come out as well as I would have liked, but i used wrapping/gift ribbon, which wasn't exactly the best choice  Tongue Roll Eyes. I stuck with Gold because its important color, and it goes well with black. I also stuck with the square shape because it would just be more obvious

Top & side view:


Inside Top: making the cylinders was the hardest part... it took me several tries to get the hang of it, and still its not perfect, but its good enough.

The gifts wrapped up in a wad of tissue paper

and subsequently placed inside the bottom half

when he takes the wad of tissue paper out, he'll see this; its the same as the top except it has a black circle lining with a message inside in lieu of a card. I only uploaded the thumbnail because its a personal message inside written. There's a famous author's quote in it, and in the wad containing the pennies there's a little piece of cardstock saying wishing him good luck
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