Let’s face it; one of the most exciting parts of graduation ceremonies is seeing how people differentiate themselves from everyone else dressed in the same cap and gown.
Over the last few years, it seems that decorating your graduation cap has become a celebratory staple. Since some of our students are soon-to-be graduates from high school, college, and grad school, we’ve collected some decorating ideas from across the web.
Pop Culture References
Are you a closet Potterhead, Gamer, or Disney fanatic? Use paint or craft paper to create a cap inspired by pop culture:
If you decide to paint your cap, acrylic paints are your best bet. They can be bought at nearly any craft store. They dry fast and are easy to work with.
Additionally, most craft stores have a good selection of scrapbooking papers, including glittered paper, as used on the Harry Potter cap. If you look hard enough, you can even find sticky-sided paper, which will conveniently adhere to your cap.
If you have a hot glue gun and little bit of creativity, you can add adornments to your cap, to stand out from the crowd. Consider bows, rhinestones, even floral elements:
Ribbon, rhinestones and floral elements can be purchased at craft stores, Walmart, Big Lots, and most other general stores. Because they can be bulky and a little heavier than paper or paint, they’ll need to be adhered to your cap with hot or super glue.
Much heavier elements, like larger flowers may need to be sewn on to your cap.
Get the Last Laugh
Were you the class clown? Then it’s only fitting for your to have the last laugh on your graduation day. Here are some caps that provide comic relief:
You can find stick-on foam letters and iron-on rhinestone elements at local craft stores. These are super convenient for making an entertaining grad cap.
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We’d love to see your graduation cap; share a photo in the comments below!