25 Easy Graduation Cap Ideas for the Even The Most DIY-Challenged
Clever Yet Easy Grad Cap Ideas That Are Anything But Lame
Graduation is the culmination of years of work finally paying off. It’s a day that’s all about celebrating your triumphs. Which is why wanting to look your best only makes sense.
Your cap is often the biggest statement piece. However, some of us are a little more artistically challenged than others.
With the help of a few things like scissors and glue, you can create a decoration you’ll be proud of for years to come. Even if you have decorating skills that range from minimal to none.
Down below are some amazing, easy graduation cap ideas to inspire you.
25 Simple Graduation Caps
How pretty is this first cap? It looks like she used stickers and faux flowers to create it.
Let your funny side shine at graduation with a well placed quote – like this one from Brooklyn Nine-Nine!
Your favorite TV series likely has one that’ll sum up your feelings about graduating.
Placement is something you’ll want to consider before you start decorating your graduation cap. Sideways or not, eye think this is an exceptional idea.
Crying Kim K. is still a relatable mood.
“from my parking spot to my grad cap That 70s Show has been there for it all.”
Ironic humor and rhinestone stickers are a winning combination. We all deal with stress differently, but pretty much everyone can relate to this comic.
This easy graduation cap checks all the boxes:
- & cute as hell
Here’s a different take on the same idea. Simply cut & paste pictures of your fur children to recreate it!
Your university probably has ground rules for decorating your grad cap. But if you wanted to bend those rules, I wouldn’t blame you.
Fact: a period is more professional than an exclamation point.
Clever girl indeed. This idea is perfect if you have a red cap and gown.
I winged it graduation cap
Just wing it. Life, eyeliner, your grad cap, everything.
Without the correct tools, crafting can go from fun to frustrating real fast. 😵 To save you the hassle of back and forth trips to the store, I put together this list of all the best materials for decorating your graduation cap. Check out this convenient one-stop shop so you can speed up the process and get going quickly and easily!
Because we’re all just pretending to know what we’re doing.
Making your graduation cap sparkle is easy-peasy. The trick to doing it without creating a huge mess: glitter cardstock paper.
Stand up comedy bits are a gold mine for ideas.
“I wrote most of my essays this past year while watching John Mulaney stand-up specials so I felt it was fitting to honor him on my grad cap.”
This design looks super slick. But you don’t need anything fancy to make something similar.
The reference makes me want to rewatch Avatar The Last Airbender.
Well stop cultivating, and start harvesting!
God I love It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This is a top-tier reference from my favorite season. 👌
“Took a whole semester of graphic design classes and all I got was a C+ and a really cool grad cap.”
Of all of the simple grad cap ideas in this post, this particular design is my favorite. This graduate clearly has ironic humor on lock and I’m so here for it.
An accurate representation of how long college feels.
Crazy cute, funny, and an idea you can easily copy.
Never underestimate the power of fake flowers and a printer.
Stickers and easy grad cap designs are BFFs.
Hard work and motivation are an essential part of getting your degree. This inspirational quote definitely channels those vibes.
Plus, who doesn’t love a good Parks and Recreation reference?
Major props to this last cap for originality!
What can I use to decorate my graduation cap?
There are lots of different crafting supplies that you can use to decorate your graduation cap. These are the ones I recommend.
Cute stickers and decorations:
Other recommended decorating supplies:
If you already have a glue gun or super glue on hand, don’t feel like you need to get something else. Either will work great for attaching decorations.
Video: Easy DIY Graduation Cap
Here’s a helpful video tutorial. It’ll show you how simple it is to decorate the top of your cap!
Wrapping up with easy graduation cap decorations
So what did you think of those easy graduation cap design ideas? Drop a comment below and let us know which one you liked best!
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Charlie is the co-founder of College Life Made Easy and author of the book 175+ Things to Do Before You Graduate College. She’s a 2015 graduate who teaches overwhelmed students and parents of students how to confidently navigate the whole college thing. As a former broke college kid, she’s passionate about helping students develop the skills they need in order to thrive (instead of just survive), stress less, and actually enjoy the full college experience.