DIY: Graduation Cap Straw Toppers

 DIY: Graduation Cap Straw Toppers

I wanted to make something special for Logan’s graduation celebrations, but there are so few graduation decoration DIY’s that really interested me during my research. So, like with all the most amazing DIY inceptions I’ve come up with, this came to me as I was falling asleep!

DIY: Graduation Cap Straw Toppers


  • Black construction paper
  • Card stock (I used cardboard)
  • Yellow embroidery thread
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Exact-o knife
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Elmer’s glue (I used hot glue)


First off, make yourself some guides to trace for the cap using the card stock. Draw out a 2″x2″ square, and a 4.5″x0.75″ strip. Using the hole punch, punch a hole exactly in the middle of the 2×2 square, as show below. The hole punch is to help you know prospectively through where you’ll poke the straw.


1. Trace your two guides and cut them out. When tracing the square, also trace the hole-punched hole in the center, but don’t do anything with it yet.



2.  Using the Exact-o knife, perforate the traced circle; this is where you’ll poke the straw through.


3. Loop the long strip around to make a cylinder. Glue the ends together with the glue stick.
4. Using Elmer’s glue (or hot glue), glue down the cylinder onto the square with the perforated hole directly in the middle. Let it dry/cool. Set the cap aside.
5. Now it’s time to make the tassel! Cut off a foot and a half(18″) of embroidery thread.
1. Double over the thread once.
2. Double it over again.
3. Place a pencil in the middle…
4. …and tie a knot.
5. Take the straw and stick it through the smaller loop(it won’t have any cut ends).
6. Slip the pencil out of the knot…
7. …and pull the knot tight.
8. Snip the remaining loop.
6. Poke the straw through the perforated hole, keeping the tassel on the top of the cap. Trim the tassel to a length you think looks good.
Pop the straw into your beverage and sip in celebration of the graduate!

Other Posts You’ll Love: Insta-DIY: Puppy Love Swizzle Sticks // Insta-DIY: Mini-Pinata Straw Toppers

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DIY: Chalkboard Party Hats


  • Party hats
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Chalk


  • Pom pom tutorial(see below)
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Something round for tracing

1. Disassemble the party hat. See this picture to give you an idea of how you’ll do this. It should look like this once completely disassembled. Remember to save the elastic strings!

2. Lay out the hat as flat as possible on a drop cloth or newspaper. (Note: I used a piece of tape to secure the hat directly onto the newspaper.)

3. Spray paint the hat with 2-3 coats, letting the coats dry in between. 

4. Treat the surface with the chalk, as per directions on the spray paint can.

5. Reassemble the party hats. Use a piece of tape to secure the seams and the elastic strings(inside the hat), if necessary.

6. Optional: Make the pom poms using this tutorial. Make two “flowers” per party hat; glue two flowers together back-to-back. Hot-glue your pom pom to the top of the hat.

7. Time for the fun part! Get creative, and draw whatever your heart desires!
A fun alternative: get a pack of chalk, and let your party guests decorate their own hats!

These hats are perfect – no, seriously: perfect – for any celebration! Birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, graduation parties, and even baby showers!


…use colored chalk and it’s a whole new ball game!

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My Weekend

My mama came this last weekend before my hair school graduation. Basically, when my parents come into town, it means that we’ll be eating out at delish places all the time. 

This last weekend was also General Conference, so we got to hang out and watch Conference together. 

We ate brunch at Guru’s during the Saturday morning session and the afternoon session. It was a lovely brunch.

We shared sweet potato fries^^^
 I got corn-flake-crusted Philly french toast — it had cream cheese in the middle and came with blueberry syrup.^^^

I always love having my mommy in town! It’s so fun to hang out with all my favorite people – my family and my hubs. 
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