DIY Flower Crafts

How to Decorate a Graduation Cap with Flowers

May 11, 2015

It’s your special day, so stand out from the crowd by adding your own personal flair to your grad cap! Here is an easy yet stunning graduation cap decoration idea using simply artificial flowers and hot glue.

Choose flower varieties and colors that represent your personality! For example, sunflowers represent a sunny and jolly disposition, while lilies would be a wonderful choice for someone looking for a softer, more delicate touch. Choose two types of flowers in varying sizes for a visually impressive arrangement. As artificial flowers come in shapes and shades not strictly found in nature, you can really get creative with the layout and design.

We used 3D puff paints to personalize the DIY graduation cap decorating, but you can also use glitter pens or 3D fabric markers. Additionally, rather than writing your name, you can personalize the grad cap with a favorite quote, message, or simply your class year (“Class of ___”).

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Supplies for DIY Graduation Cap Decorating with Flowers

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Artificial Flowers
Glue gun + glue
3D paint or similar

Directions for DIY Graduation Cap Decorating

how-to-decorate-graduation-cap-with-flowers_cutFirst, prepare your artificial flowers. Cut off any stems or unnecessary plastic parts that may get in the way of securing them to the graduation cap.

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Once your flowers are trimmed (before gluing), position the flowers to your liking. Once you are satisfied with the layout, use the hot glue gun to add glue to the bottom of the flower. Apply to the graduation cap and hold down 3-4 seconds to secure. Continue this until all of your flowers are glued down and dried.

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Once your flowers are secured, use the paint to write your name or message or of your choice. Let dry for a few minutes, and then your graduation cap is ready to show off and dazzle!how-to-decorate-graduation-cap-with-flowers-final