Decorating your grad cap is an exciting time and you only do it once. Here’s how I made mine.
First, you’ll need to come up with a vision for what you see yourself wearing. Do you want something funny, inspiring, simple? What speaks to you? Pinterest until you figure it out. I personally was the mushy gushy type so I picked a quote I loved and made it as me as I possibly could.
Once you have your vision, compile the things you need to make it happen.
For mine, this is what I used to make it happen:
- Scrapbook paper (can buy at Michaels in single sheets)
- Glue (I like industrial so it lasts forever)
- Letter stickers in two different sizes and two different colors
- Adhesive craft tape
Now that the materials are compiled, the first step is taking care of the background of the cap. The scrapbook paper is the background. Half of it will be black and half will be pink. We’ll glue it down with adhesive.
I flipped the paper over and placed the cap on the back of the paper. With a pencil, I outlined the cap on the back of the paper. Don’t forget to outline the button on the top. I did that by flipping the cap over and outlining the button on the back of the paper. I then cut the paper (obviously).
Once the paper is cut, place it down on the cap. Make sure it looks the way you want it to. You can trim up the edges if it’s necessary, however don’t stress too much because we’ll be using the craft tape as trimming around the edges. Once you are satisfied, glue it down, however make sure to check the front and the back and make sure you are putting it on the way you want it.
Next, the trimming. This is kind of self explanatory. The tape was pretty thick so I just folded it in half around the cap edge. If it had trouble sticking, I glued it down. I also left some extra tape on the edge, so I could cut it and make it perfect.
The corners came out pretty nice if I do say so myself. Once you cut the edges make sure to stick them closed.
Lastly, arrange the letters the way you want, make sure they are perfect, and glue them down. Although they are stickers, sometimes they don’t stick very well and if you graduate on a windy day, they will be gone. So glue it down.
And that’s how my graduation cap was born! If you have any questions or need any help you can always email me at SoFarSoCollege@gmail.com and I’ll help in any way I can!