2 Creative Craft Ideas for Grads

2 Creative Craft Ideas for Grads

Graduation season is here again! Make sure you’re ready to walk across the stage (or hit the graduation party circuit) in style with these two quick-but-fun photo crafts!

DIY Graduation Cap

What better way to celebrate senior year than with a graduation cap decked out in your favorite photos? This crafty cap takes only minutes to create, and looks great in graduation day pics.


  • Graduation cap
  • Alphabet stickers
  • (2) thumbtacks
  • Spool of twine or thin ribbon
  • Clear tape
  • (3) 4×4” Photo Prints

Materials for DIY Graduation Cap


1. Cut a 12 inch length of the twine or ribbon.

Use scissors to cut a 12 inch section of twine

2. Fasten the twine to the cap using two thumbtacks. Wrap the twine around the thumbtack once and cut any leftover twine.

Fastening twine to graduation cap using thumbtack

3. Pin each Print to the twine.

Pin print to twine using mini clothespins

Use clear tape to adhere the bottom of each Print to the cap. You don’t want these to fall off while you’re on stage, do you?!

4. Customize the rest with stickers.
Graduation Cap Stickers

Michaels has a great selection of stickers for every occasion. Just be sure to buy stickers that will fit in the space between your Prints!

5. Walk across the stage in style!

Decorated Graduation Cap

DIY Graduation Poster

Graduation photo collages are fun custom display pieces for graduation parties. Plus, they’re fantastic gifts for friends to take to college with them!


  • 16×20” poster board
  • 16×20” frame
  • Pencil
  • Paint pens or acrylic paint
  • Clear tape or craft glue
  • 4×4” Photo Prints

Materials for DIY Graduation Poster


1. Print your photos.

2. Trace your graduation year on the poster board, leaving extra room for the zero.

3. Arrange the 4×4” Photo Prints within the space where the zero would be. Adhere the Prints to the poster board using clear tape.
Graduation Photo Collage
3. Paint (or draw) over the remaining numbers and let dry.

Using Paint Pens for Graduation Poster

4. Place in a frame or on an easel to show off your senior year memories with pride!

DIY Graduation Poster

Looking for more personalized graduation gift ideas? Check out the graduation collection today!

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