Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas for High School & University

Graduating is one of the greatest moments in your life, whether it’s graduating from high school or graduating from college or university. If there’s one thing that can surely be said about your school career, it’s that you have the ability to design a cap that won’t soon be forgotten by your peers and other attendees at your ceremony. With that being said, it’s important that you find the perfect graduation cap decoration ideas that are equally as appropriate as they resemble who you are as a student, but more importantly, as a person.

Below are several unique and fascinating graduation cap decoration ideas that you can take advantage of for your upcoming big day.

1. “You can catch me in ____” (High School)

If you’re one of the lucky people that already know where they’re headed for their undergraduate studies, then you have a great idea right at your fingertips for your graduation cap. All you need to do is think about the number one thing that people will recognize about the state or city you’ll be heading to for college or university, for example, the city skyline of New York City if you were accepted to NYU.

Take some time to try to paint a recognizable landmark of your post-secondary school’s area, and then add “You can catch me in (the city)”, for example, “You can catch me in New York City”. It’s a great way to showcase how proud you are of your accomplishments and that you’ve already chosen where you are destined to end up after high school.

2. Looney Toons “That’s all Folks!” (College/University)

It’s important to remember that just because you’re graduating from a post-secondary institution doesn’t mean that the rest of your life is over, but more so that it has just begun. However, you’re still going to want to celebrate the fact that you accomplished something great, such as your studies, and what better way to do so than with a quirky and catchy caption that is recognizable to absolutely everyone?

“That’s all Folks!”

With the iconic Looney Toons backdrop and writing in the center that states, “That’s all Folks!” you’ll be able to tell your peers and other graduation ceremony attendees that although you are thankful for your studies, you are very much ready to get out into the real world and start the rest of your life. Plus, it’s the perfect old school catch phrase for people who are interested in more vintage aesthetics.

3. Biblical Verses (High School/College/University)

If you’re someone who has always studied the word of God and followed in His steps, then choosing the ideal biblical verse is a phenomenal way to close the door on your past and open a window to your future. If there’s one thing that’s known about the Bible, it’s that there is a verse or a proverb that can apply to any type of situation. No matter if you’re graduating from high school, college, or university, you can find comfort in His words and He will be with you on the most memorable day of your life.

One of the best verses is Proverbs 31:25 “She/he is clothed with strength and dignity and she/he laughs without fear of the future”. It’s time for you to explore the person you have always been meant to be without any worry about not knowing because the most exciting thing about life is figuring everything out one step at a time.

4. Hand Painted Quotes (High School/College/University)

If you’re an artist, there’s nothing stopping you from taking the time to customize your graduation cap in any way that you desire. If you’re the type of graduate who has a couple of favorite quotes that helped you get through your years in school, now is the time to pay homage to them by painting them onto your graduation cap. The best part about using hand-painted quotes is that you certainly won’t run out of inspiring ones to choose from, as there are hundreds of things that you can put on your cap.

Hand Painted Quotes

Even if you’re not someone who likes quotes, but has a favorite lyric, you could always use that to your advantage as well. While you’re at it, why not add a couple of decorative elements such as flowers, banners, or even sports equipment? Remember, your cap is all about who you are and you want to be able to show everyone that you are proud.

5. Remembering and Thanking Family (High School/College/University)

At the end of the day, even though you were the one who did all of the tests and went to all of your classes, there are plenty of people in your life that you should be thanking on your graduation day. From your parents who raised you by teaching you how to do your homework to your friends who hugged you on your toughest days, there are plenty of people in your support system that helped you accomplish everything that you have today.

A remembering and thanking family graduation cap is a brilliant idea because it’s not only heartfelt on such an emotional day, but it’s also a great way to show everyone else that you care. On the top of the cap, you can write something such as, “I’m standing here today because you helped me find my way,” with a few small pictures of you with all of the favorite people in your life.

The best part about creating such a memorable graduation cap is that you can frame it and give it as a gift to a loved one, such as your parents, so they always have something positive to look back on.

Graduation caps are as boring as anything when they come from the manufacturer, which is what makes them the perfect blank canvas to express your creativity. There are plenty of phenomenal ideas that you can use to your advantage, ranging from popular movie quotes to heartfelt messages to your friends and family members. The most important thing to remember is that you need to find the right idea that accentuates who you are and that will set the right impression for the rest of your life.

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