DIY Decorated Graduation Cap

Hey y’all! Today I am decorating my graduation cap which is something I’ve been procrastinating with. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t want to confront the fact that I’m graduating from college or if adulthood is making me anxious. It honesty might be a mixture of both. But, I have finally got around to it and here we are. I wanted to write a DIY post about it because some people might be super lost when it comes to cap decorating.


• A graduation cap

• At least 2 pieces of scrap paper

• Decorative graduation cap stickers/ jewels etc.

• A pencil

• Acrylic paint in the colors you want

Step 1:

Sketch out what you want on your graduation cap on the scrap paper before doing it.

Step 2: Copy what was drawn on the scrap onto the cap. Use a dull pencil to sketch the drawing onto the fabric of the cap.

Step 3: Paint your design onto the fabric of the cap.

Step 4: Add any embellishments needed. Wait until the paint is mostly dry because you don’t want to ruin the design you just painted.

And you’re finished! Here is my graduation cap. I decorated it in calligraphy with the lyrics “There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” from The Carousel of Progress in Disney. This means a lot to me because not only is it my favorite ride in Disney but it was my Pop-Pop and Grandpas favorite ride, and it’s also my fathers favorite ride too. I also love the meaning of the song.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure you comment down below what quote you are planning on putting or put on your graduation cap!

-Stay Chic,

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