How to Decorate a Graduation Cap?

Graduation is basically a major change and transition in one’s life and it is the time to pack all the memories of your previous life and move ahead of that.

It’s time to leave the college and face the hardships of life but before you do that you have a graduation ceremony in which you need to walk on the stage and get your degree in front of the audience.

And to steal the show you really need to have a bomb graduation cap which will look good on you and also which shows your creativity.

Many graduates out there like to decorate their caps according to their majors, interests and also whatever they have done in their past few years and what they plan to do in their future and many more.

This part where you decorate your graduation cap is your last chance to make the memory of your school or college life so make sure that it is fun. So below are some of the tips that will guide you to decorate your graduation cap.

So let’s start!!!


Firstly make sure to pick your graduation cap from the university

This is the first on the list and certainly most important. If you have like enough time to decorate your graduation cap then first of all pick the graduation cap as soon as the university will announce. And then without wasting any more time just start decorating it.


Get all the materials you need to decorate

Below is a list of things that you need or to give you a general overview of what you need while decorating:

  • Graduation cap (Obviously)
  • Glue
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Stickers
  • Pearls or floral pieces or any other thing that you want to stick with your cap


Decide whether you want to change the color or keep the color

If you don’t like the color of the graduation cap and want to change it then you can use any colorful scrapbook. Attach that scrapbook paper with the cap with the help of the glue gun.


Decoration paper

Now that you have fixed the scrapbook paper the next part is to decorate the cap with the help of stickers, flowers, pearls or whatever you want. Just try to make it fun and beautiful.


Idea for the design

Below are some of the fun ideas that you can use for designing the cap;

  • Use quotes and put it on the cap
  • Add your interest and also creativity
  • Try to be funny and entertaining
  • You can also be matching with your best friend
  • Put a bow or monogram on the cap

Now that you know some of the tips and steps to decorate your graduation cap here are some of the dos and don’ts that you should remember while decorating it.


Dos: Make the decoration significant

Your graduation cap shows the goal that you have been working from the past four years of your college or university life. You have put your hard and soul in this journey and you earned the degree and deserve every bit of it.

So when you walk across the stage for your degree try to have a cap with something meaningful attached to it. Make it something that you will be proud of.

For example, you can make it meaningful by decorating it with your major symbols or any inspirational quote that is close to your heart.


Make sure that you secure everything

There are many tools that are available out there to decorate your graduation cap. You can use stickers or photos or a combination of all these things together.

But regardless of what you choose for decorating the cap; always make sure that you secure well all the things. You can use hot glue to make sure that they remain in their place during the ceremony.

Now that you know some of the dos of decorating your graduation cap here are some of the don’ts that you must also consider.


Don’t go for the first one that you see

To choose the perfect graduation cap many students like to search on the internet for perfect ideas. So if you cannot decide on your own then it is fine to search the internet.

But never go for the first decoration images that you will come across. If you choose every first image to decorate your cap then on an actual day you will amaze that majority of the students have used the same design to decorate their caps.

And at that time all your efforts will go to the drain and you will not be able to steal the show. While searching go a little further and choose the ones that are not very prominent but yet unique and decent.

And also don’t just copy that style; try to add something from our own, in this way you will be able to give it a personal touch as well.


Never wait till the last day

One thing that you need to know is that your cap needs enough time as well as attention to make it special and memorable.

So the harm of waiting till the last minute is that you will not be creative and you will end up copying the design available online and also you will do everything in haste and that is another reason that will increase the chance of any mishaps during the ceremony.

Even if you don’t have the time to decorate it just make sure to buy everything beforehand and decorate it later. In this way, you will save your time and energy to wait in the local store for supplies.

So I hope that next time when you are decorating your graduation cap you will go through this blog and stand out on the day of your graduation.

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