Learn how to decorate your graduation cap with vinyl – and how to make a graduation cap design in Cricut Design Space! This is a great way to make a fun momento for this important time in your life!
It’s probably a good thing Pinterest wasn’t really a thing until after I got married and had my first baby.
I probably would have spent way too much time doing crafts and DIY projects!
I remember seeing some kids decorate their graduation caps when I graduated, but it wasn’t really something most people did.
I know a lot of people have already had their graduations, but I thought I would share a tutorial on how to use vinyl to decorate a graduation cap – and specifically how to make a design in Cricut Design Space! Even if you’ve already graduated, it might be a fun way for you to remember your graduation (especially in a crazy year like this year where most graduates haven’t been able to properly celebrate).
It’s really easy, so I hope that this will help your make your graduation cap into something you will always remember.
Can you use adhesive vinyl on a graduation cap?
- oracal 631.
- oracal 651.
虽然这个乙烯基将粘在传统毕业帽的顶部，但它也很容易出现 - 所以如果你想要一些非常临时的东西，它可能是最好的选择。但是，它可能会在你想要之前提出来。但在我的测试中，它至少暂时坚持到帽子。
Can you use heat transfer vinyl/iron on vinyl with a Graduation Cap
Yes! This is what what I would use on a graduation cap – and it’s the tutorial I share in this post.
It’s just a much more permanent finish, and you won’t have to worry about it coming up prematurely.
Cricut Graduation Cap
So what design do you want for your cap? If you search on Pinterest, there are LOTS of great ideas – I’m sure you could see some ideas on Instagram as well.
When you are making your design in Design Space, you can either create your own design – just make sure it’s square – or you could use something from the Cricut Design Space library.
You can just search for motivational phrases or square borders, but here are a few collections that you might be interested in. I can’t find a good way to search for them, but if you search phrases like “Graduation” you should be able to click on the little “i” in the corner of an image, and then click on “image set” to find the rest of the designs. I’ll share the exact number for one image from each of the sets below so you can hopefully find it easier.
Search #MC20C3D4 in Design Space to be able to access this image set.
Decorating a Graduation Cap with Vinyl
Below is what you will need to put iron on vinyl on your graduation cap
- Iron-on Vinyl
- EasyPress 2（我使用了我的6×7尺寸）或铁
- Iron on Protective Sheet or 4 sheets of parchment paper
- 这是设计我在这个项目中展示 - 您可以轻松编辑您毕业的年份！
Measure the dimensions of your graduation cap. I would imagine most are what mine was – 9.5”x9.5”.
Make a square and set the dimensions to that of your graduation cap.
Add the decals or phrases to the square. Make sure to not put something in the very center of the cap, as this is usually a button on most graduation caps. You can’t really put the vinyl in this.
Once you have cut out your vinyl, weed out the excess.
Arrange your design on the cap top to make sure it all fits how you want.
If you are using an EasyPress 2, check the settings in the EasyPress 2 guide. Use polyester as the material.
- 每天铁on - 315度30秒
- 闪闪发光的铁 - 330度30秒
- 全息图 - 30秒330度
- SportFlex Iron on – 305 degrees for 30 seconds
Make sure you work in small sections to do the ironing/pressing.
Peel up the plastic liner.