how to DIY your graduation

How to DIY your graduation

For many of us who are graduating this year, graduation ceremonies were cancelled in order to protect our friends and family amid continuing covid threats so we thought we’d show you how to celebrate from home. So here’s how to DIY your graduation!

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How to make your own graduation caps

You may not be able to throw your cap up in the air in a crowded hall or outside your unis flagship building but you can still have cute pics in your garden with our DIY caps.

Here’s everything you’ll need:

DIY graduation caps
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Cut your black card into two bits, one square 25cmx25cm and another 40cmx11cm (check that the bottom piece is long enough to fit around your head, it may need to be longer or shorter than 40cm).

DIY graduation caps instructions
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Next, fold a 1cm flap on the top of the long strip and glue both ends together to make a ring, making sure that the ring is the right size for your head.

DIY graduation caps instructions
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Glue the ring to the top of the hat and you’ll have your cap.

DIY graduation caps instructions
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Now for the tassel. Cut multiple strips of the same length of gold string and then loop them over your hand so that it makes an arch shape. Cut another piece of string, place this string around the arch so that you have two groups of string as above. After this, thread another longer piece of string through the loop you’ve created in order to attach the tassel to the cap.

DIY graduation caps instructions
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Make a small hole in the top middle of the cap with a pair of scissors or a needle. Thread the tassel through the hole and tie it on the other side to secure it, and voila! You have your handmade graduation cap.

DIY graduation caps instructions
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If you want to be really boujee. Grab some gold card, and make a sign reading ‘Congradulations’, adding your class year and university if you’re feeling extra.

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How to celebrate

  1. Graduation brunch
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Set up some croissants, strawberries and of course, prosecco with orange juice to kick off your celebrations. This is a great option for a day celebrating with friends as you can enjoy brunch before an afternoon in the pub or enjoying the new freedoms granted on July 19th.

  1. Grad BBQ

This is a fantastic option for a big crowd. Combine friends and family over a BBQ or introduce your gran to beer pong and twister. On a hot day, this is the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy the summer weather.

  1. Rent a gown
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If a DIY cap isn’t your thing, try renting a gown and cap which you can share with your friends to keep costs low. Take pictures outside your university buildings and with your friends to see off your time at university.

  1. Take it back

You’ve just finished the highest stage of education, so why not celebrate that progress by throwing it back to where you started? Have a kids themed party. Hire a bouncy castle, ask your mates to dress up as their favourite kids TV show characters (Tracy Beaker I’m looking at you) and dance to Pop Party on full blast.

  1. Bar crawl and clubs
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Go to all the bars you haven’t been able to because of covid followed by your favourite club night. You haven’t been ‘out out’ all year, so why not make it even funnier with fancy dress or pub golf?

  1. Go to that restaurant you’ve always wanted to
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This is the perfect time to capitalise off your parents’ pride so ask to go to that expensive place you’ve always wanted to go to and treat yo self cos you deserve it xo

We hope this guide has helped you to celebrate the way you deserve to after getting through university after a tough year and have the graduation celebrations we all need.

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