This post shows you the best graduation cap ideas in 2023!
Are you graduating this year and need inspiration on what to do with your grad cap?
Then you’ll love these 24 cute & funny graduation cap ideas.
Whether you like decorated caps, super creative caps, or you want something easy and last-minute that also looks cute: I got you!
Best graduation cap ideas in 2023
1. Graduation cap with flowers
Flower embellishments are the way to go if you’re up for a DIY graduation cap!
Flowers like these are insanely popular for grad cap decorating, and it’s understandable why.
They’re so cute!!
Also, can we take a moment for the pearl rim on this grad cap?
If you decorate your grad cap with flowers, you can easily attach them to your cap with glue.
2. Bow grad cap
This grad cap idea is insanely simple but so good.
Attach a bow at the back of your cap alongside the traditional tassel topper.
Bow grad caps look insanely cute, and you can buy them in any color.
3. Rose gold graduation cap with bible verse
Want to include a bible quote on your graduation cap?
Pick something timeless about achievement or another verse that has meaning for you.
This rose gold grad cap is beautiful with rose gold, flowers, and pearl stickers on the rim.
4. Sequin graduation cap
Large colorful sequins are an easy way to create a unique and super cute grad cap.
Layer a fun quote over the sequins, or leave it as is.
Large sequins for crafts are perfect for recreating this cap.
This sequin cap is a fun DIY that anyone can make!
5. Flower crown graduation cap
Flower crown graduation caps have become very popular recently and are one of my favorites!
The flower crown is a Swedish midsummer tradition, but it looks super cute as a customized graduation cap.
You can buy ready-made flower headbands or make one with fresh flowers.
6. Cute grad cap with quote
Decorate your cap with letter stickers, a fun quote, and cute flowers.
This grad cap looks super cute on a background of turquoise glitter.
You can use glitter cardstock paper or wallpaper and then layer your quote and other decorations on top of it.
7. Grad cap with funny quote
Another graduation cap idea with a bow!! This one has a funny quote, a purple bow, and small decorations.
8. Glitter graduation cap
Rhinestones are your best friend if you’re going to decorate your grad cap!
The cap design above is super pretty and easy to DIY!
You need this crystal rhinestone kit, and arrange the stones nicely.
9. Flower-decorated grad cap
Decorate a grad cap with black craft paper, flowers, and a glitter quote.
This simple grad cap DIY looks chic and can be put together at the last minute.
10. Hakuna Matata grad cap
Love a good Disney theme?
This Hakuna Matata grad cap is adorable and a must for any Disney fan.
To recreate this cap, you’ll need cardstock paper, simple wooden letters, lion king stickers, and a kit with flower embellishments.
11. Cute decorated grad cap
Pastel flowers and gold details = a win-win if you ask me!
The “nevertheless, she persisted” quote is a classic that never goes out of style.
12. Flower graduation cap with funny quote
If a bit of wordplay is your thing, then you’ll love this “go bee amazing” graduation cap idea.
Copy this cute grad cap with daisy flowers and glitter letters.
13. Cute glitter grad cap 2023
I don’t know what about you, but I love this graduation cap!!
It’s so simple yet so memorable and cute.
All you need for DIYing this grad cap design is a large stash of colorful rhinestones.
This kit has 100 rhinestones (although you might need more) and costs around $10.
You can make the 2023 glitter sign yourself or get a ready-made one.
14. Gold and white glitter graduation cap
This graduation cap design with white and gold is incredibly classy and chic.
Recreate this cap with gold glitter crafting paper, white flowers, crystal rhinestone buttons, and cute feminine font letter stickers.
15. Funny quote graduation cap
Want to end your college time with a bang and an insanely funny quote for your grad cap?
This one is hilarious, and all you need are shiny craft paper and simple black letter stickers.
16. Friends quote grad cap
Love the TV series Friends?? (who doesn’t).
Then you need to use one of their hilarious quotes on your graduation cap.
The “I haven’t slept in 4 years!” cracks me up every time.
17. Black graduation cap with flowers
Flowers and glitter letters win the graduation cap design game every time!!
It’s simple but hits the spot if you want your grad cap to be memorable but chic.
You can always add a little fun with a cheeky quote like this.
18. Funny pac man graduation cap
This pac man graduation cap is so unique and fun!!
Look for a pac man patch at your local craft store because I could not find something similar on Amazon.
Either how, this cap is fun and cute and a must for everyone who wants to end college on a memorable note.
19. Today is when my life begins quote
Tassels are essential to a graduation cap, so don’t forget to get creative and get one that matches your cap’s design.
DIY this graduation cap by adding small flowers to each corner and a crystal rim.
20. Sea ya later beaches grad cap
Original and a little cheeky, this “See ya later beaches” is cute and the ultimate way to express your creativity.
To copy this beach-themed cap, buy small decorative patches in bulk and get creative.
21. Grad cap with bow & quote
It’s a beautiful day to graduate!! This quote is a classic and always hits the spot.
22. Cute & unique flower graduation cap
Want to get a little nostalgic?
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” is a quote that never goes out of style and is perfect for a graduation cap.
The abundance of flowers and crystal rim make this a super original cap for graduating in style in 2023!
23. Clueless graduation cap
“Still totally clueless” is a super funny quote to wrap up your college years, even though your parents might disagree about this one :).
24. I’ve got a dream pink grad cap
Last but not least is this purple and gold flower cap design! I couldn’t find similar pastel flowers, but these burlap flowers caught my eye instead.
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