Graduation Cap Ideas: DIY’s, Crafting and More for 2019

Graduation Cap Ideas: DIY’s, Crafting and More for 2019

October 27, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


♪ [music] ♪ Happy graduation day. A day
to embark on the next stage of your life and be proud of your accomplishments.
If you’re excited about getting your diploma, I’m sure your creative
wheels are spinning about how to decorate your graduation cap. I’ll be showing you
five DIY graduation cap ideas ideal for any graduate.
These caps can be made with a quick trip to your local craft store and by
printing photos with Shutterfly. Today, we’ll be using crafting jewels,
felt, and glitter. So stick around and get your glue guns ready to craft. ♪ [music] ♪ Our first DIY is a tribute to the person
who has influenced you the most, whether that be your
mom, dad, or a mentor. Keep this a secret
until graduation day, so that this will be an even more
memorable moment in their lives. ♪ [music] ♪ Take your photo and place it on top of the
cap. Make sure you measure the size of the button in the center of the cap and cut it
out from the photo so that you can hang your tassel. Glue your photo to the cap.
Take your felt and cut our four circles in varying sizes. Cut a slit in the middle
of each circle and fold over so the circles create a cupped shape.
Use a glue gun to hold it together. Glue each cupped petal on top of each
other. Take your glitter sheet and cut out four leaves. Glue your completed
flowers to the bottom of the cap and add your leaves. You can include a phrase
like, “Thanks, mom and dad,” to make their day extra sweet. Don’t
forget to download the Shutterfly app for quick and easy photo
uploads and large format printing. ♪ [music] ♪ If you need the perfect accessory to your
graduation gown, dazzling your graduation cap is the answer. Crafting pearls and
bows are the stars of this show. ♪ [music] ♪ Start by placing the larger pearls all
around your cap. Continue with the smaller ones for variety. Attach your bow on the
bottom of your cap with a glue gun. If you aren’t that into pearls, you can
also use gold or silver studs and replace the bow with a cool flower. ♪ [music] ♪ If there is one true family member who
stuck with you through thick and thin, it’s your furry best friend. So show them some love by adding
them to your graduation cap. ♪ [music] ♪ Cut out the picture of your pet and glue
it to your cap. Make sure you account for the middle button. Add glue
to your cap in desired area and sprinkle black glitter. Place
the letters on your cap to form your phrase. You can even add multiple pet
photos on your cap. Be clever with your phrase and make people smile.
If you want to make it more colorful, you can always include
colored glitter or sequins. ♪ [music] ♪ We can all remember great times with
friends and pizza. This graduation cap design is the perfect way to honor your
favorite food and show off your fun personality. ♪ [music] ♪ Place your brown felt paper on top of the
yellow. Draw a triangular shape and cut. You can make it as thick or as thin as
you’d like. Cut the top off the yellow triangle. Take your red
felt and cut it into circles. Attach your brown card stock to the top of
your cap. Glue all the pizza pieces to the card stock. Add a fun phrase next to
your pizza. Finish off with the perfect final details. You could also include any
other food such as donuts, french fries, or even a cake. There are
no rules, just yummy fun. ♪ [music] ♪ If you want to add memories to your
graduation cap, take fun snaps. This DIY photo cap is super easy to make
and you only need six items. ♪ [music] ♪ With your ruler, measure approximately
two inches in height for each photo. Cut out your photo and use that as
a guide for the remaining photos. Decide where you want to place your
images. Glue the photos to your cap. Add your favorite hashtag across the
top of your cap. It’s okay if some parts of your images are covered. Be
sure to vary the width of each photo to give it more of a collage feel.
You can order your prints via shutterfly.com and have them
ready in as little as an hour. ♪ [music] ♪ As you can see, decorating your graduation
cap should be fun and creative. If you’re planning a party, check out
our DIY graduation party ideas video. Also, head over to shutterfly.com for
your graduation announcements and invitations. Don’t forget to
follow us on Instagram. And comment below with your
favorite graduation cap decor ideas. I’d love to hear all about them. ♪ [music] ♪