Graduation Cap Decoration

I’m graduating TOMORROW which should explain why I’ve been MIA in bloggy land this week. I had posts scheduled…some worked, some didn’t. Anyhoo! My apologies.
Gearing up for Graduation, there are so many things to worry about: what you’re going to wear, how you’ll do your hair, getting your cap and gown, graduation events and dinners, OH and there’s all that school and work business. I understand these may not be how you would prioritize things but for me it was Outfit first, Homework second :)  One thing I didn’t think I would have time for was decorating my Grad Cap. But, if you know me, you know that plain and boring is NOT how I roll. I searched and searched and searched images of Grad caps to find something I wanted to do and seriously, there are a lot of options, but none of them were for me:
I mean, “Hi Mom and Dad” would be weird since my own kids will be there, “Hire Me” seemed outta the question since I’m not looking for a job, I’m not in a sorority, we don’t have a sports team, “Peace Out” and “Cheers” were definitely out.
I decided I wanted a glittery monogram and it all went down hill from there. I researched how to put glitter on fabric, vinyl, stencils, fabric glue, fabric glitter…..Definitely in over my head.
So….. I used Glittery Cardstock instead and here’s how I did it!
    • Scrapbook Paper/Cardstock (I used a real glitterly Pink)
    • Scissors
    • Rhinestone Floral Design Stickers & Regular Rhinestones
    • Tacky Glue
First, I found a font that I liked and printed out my letters on regular paper. Cut them out and trace them onto the back of your scrapbook paper/cardstock.
Then I played and played and played with the Letters and the floral designs until I found a pattern I liked. Stared at it for about 6 hours until I decided I was ready to  make it permanent!
I went with the Fast Grab Tacky Glue which dries clear. I applied it directly to the cardstock and placed it on the cap. I also used the glue for the stickers and used a toothpick to apply it so it wouldn’t leak out of the side of the sticker.
Then I placed the floral design how I liked them and added a few of the pink rhinestones (also with glue) and tweezers because those little suckers were too small for me to handle. I love how the added pink tied all the color together.
I’m “officially” ready to graduate TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are seriously endless amounts of options you can do using different colored carstock, glitters,  and the premade rhinestone stickers and/or colors. Hope you like it!
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  1. We did the same thing to our caps when I was in college! Congratulations on your graduation!

    Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. Um…GORGEOUS!! :-)


    I didn’t decorate my cap when I graduated and I wish I would have. Your cap is gorgeous and will be a great way for your friends and family to spot you.

    Wow, graduation tomorrow; Mother’s Day on Sunday? It is *your* weekend! Have a great one! 😀

  4. Um, yeah, I’m crying! lol So, so, so, so proud of you, Katie!!!!!!! Congratulations!! You are such an inspiration to me! Being able to finish college with two kids and doing all the other fabulous stuff you do, reminds me that I can do it too! You’re hard work and dedication are truly wonderful and I’m so glad I got to follow your journey. Love you!! Have a blast tomorrow! Can’t wait to see the pictures. :)

  5. Congrats! I love your grad cap!

  6. Congrats congrats congrats!!! I am so proud of you and this accomplishment. It is a goal I haven’t yet attained:) You will look so sparkly and amazing at graduation… this cap is awesome!

  7. I’ve never seen anyone decorate a grad cap before! That looks great! Congrats!

  8. Congrats girl!!!
    And your cap looks fabulous!

  9. Congrats to you. What a wonderful accomplishment. My daughter graduates from college tomorrow also. She is receiving a BS in Sociology and a Minor in Crime and Delinquency. She decorated her hat also. She put a big cross on it with Proverbs 16:3. Your cap looks great.

  10. First, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Second – I didn’t know decorating graduation caps was a thing… SO NEAT.. and even though I don’t know you in real life, from what I do know, this is so perfectly you – I LOVE it!!!

    What degree are you graduating with?!

  11. Congrats!!!

  12. Congrats! Your cap looks awesome! :)

  13. CONGRATS!!!!!!! Your cap looks soooo pretty! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Sasters:)

  14. Congratulations! That’s so exciting :)

  15. LOVE it! :) So pink and sparkly! It fits you! 😉 Happy GRADUATION girl! Hope you had a great weekend!!!

  16. I love how this turned out! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you on Thrifty101 and I’m now following; would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

  17. Love your cap design! Congraqts on your graduation!

  18. So cute! I was at my sister’s graduation on Friday and it was fun seeing all the cap decorations. Love yours! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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