Easy Graduation Gift Idea: Tissue Box Money Roll + Free Printable

April 25, 2019

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Need an easy graduation gift idea? I’ve got a fun and unique way to gift money to a recent graduate.  Since our birthday tissue box money roll was so popular, we tweaked a couple things to make it perfect for a graduation gift.

To put this gift together, you just roll up about 10 bills (you can decide in what denomination) and paper arrows + notes into a tissue box.  Half the fun of this money gift is pulling it all out of the tissue box.  It seems to just keep going and going!

Assembling this gift is super simple. I like to put together a couple at a time—then we can grab them and go when there’s a graduation party to attend. It doesn’t matter who you’re giving this gift too: it’s pretty much always a guaranteed hit! Everyone loves getting cash—especially when it comes in such a fun and creative package.


  • 1 square tissue box
  • The printable (download at the bottom of this post)
  • Bills (I usually use about 10)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A couple tissues from the box


  1. Cut out each piece of the printable
  2. Gently open the side of the tissue box and remove tissues
  3. Tape box closed and attach gift label on the side
  4. Starting with the topper, tape alternating dollar bills and arrows until you get to the bottom
  5. Starting at the bottom, roll up the bills and paper then insert into the empty tissue box with the topper sticking out
  6. Secure the topper with tissues

Here’s my video tutorial for the birthday tissue box, which would also apply to your assembly of this graduation gift.

Easy Graduation Gift Idea: Download the Free Printable

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  1. Tiffaney Chin says:

    This is great. Any chance you have a Christmas freebie download?

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