Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Cute, Creative, Funny

Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Cute, Creative, Funny

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Beyond helping you standout out in the sea of high school or college grads on your graduation day, these graduation cap decoration ideas can also help you have fun and express yourself on one of the biggest days in your life as a young adult.

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High School Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

Here are just a few high school graduation cap decoration ideas you can use to come up with grad cap decoration ideas that reflect you and your time at high school.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Cute, Creative, Funny
Cute graduation cap decoration idea courtesy of Scott Schild via Photos.Syracuse.com.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Let Friends Sign It

Paint the top of your graduation cap solid white. Bring a colorful mix of sharpies with you to graduation and have all of your friends sign it and write you a short farewell message.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Paint the top of your graduation cap with Idea Paint or White Board paint. Have friends sign your cap with permanent marker so their message and signature lasts forever.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: School Spirit

Decorate your graduation cap with your school colors, motto, and mascot and embrace these school themes one last time before moving on.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Purchase fabric paint that matches your school colors. Paint half of your cap with each color. Purchase pre-cut letters from a craft store and use them to spell out your school motto and graduation year. Glue them in place after you’ve found the perfect arrangement.

Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Cute, Creative, Funny
Cute graduation cap decoration idea courtesy of Pinterest.com.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Highlight Your Future Plans

What are your plans after high school? Planning any trips? Attending college? Joining the military? Express your future dreams with your graduation cap decorations.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Find fun props that reflect your future plans. Maps, cutouts of states you’ll be visiting, flags, and quotes can be used to embellish your plans for the future.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Scrabble Pieces

Use scrabble pieces to spell out your graduation year and one of the graduation cap quotes below.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Use scrabble pieces to spell out an inspiring quote and your graduation year. Then hot glue the tiles in place.

Funny Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

Funny Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Coordinate With Friends

Coordinate caps with friends to spell out a message to the crowd. Something simple, like your school motto would suffice or you can get really creative and spell out a longer message or even make a picture when in formation.

Funny Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Spelling and Grammar

Poke fun at your recent accomplishment by inserting spelling and grammatical errors in your graduation cap message. Check out the funny graduation cap decoration below to see what we mean.

Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Cute, Creative, Funny
Funny graduation cap decoration idea courtesy of Mandatory.com.

High School Graduation Cap Quotes

Including a good quote about opportunity, individuality, or pursuing your dreams on your high school graduation cap, along with a corresponding graphic, can be meaningful and inspiring. Here are our favorite high school graduation cap quotes. Find more here: Graduation Wording, Quotes, and Sayings.

Short Graduation Cap Quotes 

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”

– Henry D. Thoreau

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Dream the impossible. See the unknown. Achieve greatness.

– unknown

Cute graduation cap decoration idea courtesy of Iushorizon.com. 

College Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Thanks Mom and Dad

Whether your parents supported you financially or were simply there when you needed them most throughout your academic career, it’s not a bad idea to let them know you appreciate all of their love and support. One way of sharing your gratitude is by inscribing a short and sweet thank you note on your graduation cap.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Purchase pre-cut letters and a glue gun from a craft store or use a stencil and fabric paint to inscribe your graduation cap with a thank you note to mom and dad. A simple “Thanks Mom and Dad” will do the trick.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Photos

You’ve likely accumulated a plethora of new friends and happy memories from your time at college. Showcase your favorite moments on your graduation cap by including college photos somewhere in your graduation cap decorations.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Again, a glue gun will come in handy! In addition to adding your favorite college photos to your cap, also consider including a quote, a charming layout, and a thank message to mom and dad, just like in the graduation cap below.

Cute graduation cap decoration idea courtesy of Pinterest.com.

Cute Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Showcase Your Major

Let your graduation cap decorations proclaim your major or future career. Whether you’re biology major and a future nurse or an education major who plans to teach, let your dreams shine atop your graduation cap.

How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Use crafting material, like paint, pre-cut letters, and hot glue to inscribe your graduation cap with a message that relates to your major or future plans. For a nurse, try inscribing your graduation cap with “Call me nurse (insert your name)” or “RN.” For a teacher, try inscribing your cap with “Future teach, Ms. (your name).”

Funny Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas

Funny Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: Hire Me

After graduating, you will likely be in need of job. Make friends and family laugh while marketing yourself on graduation day by including a note regarding your unemployment on your graduation cap.

Funny Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas: What’s Your Super Power?

Share your expertise in a funny way by inscribing your graduation cap with “What’s your super power?” wording. Precede the questions with what you plan on doing with your degree after college. For instance, if you’re planning on becoming a teacher, write “I teach. What’s your super power?”

Hopefully you found these graduation cap decoration ideas helpful! Have fun creating a graduation cap that reflects your interests, personality, and future plans. For more graduation ideas and inspiration, check out our Senior Picture Ideas For Girls, High School Graduation Photo Ideas and Graduation Announcement Etiquette posts.

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