Graduation Hat Toppers and Straws

Hi, it’s me, Lily – again!

Today, we had Gavin’s T-Ball game. I saw my friend, Esther, there. After that I asked my mom and dad if I could have a play date with her and they said YES! I had so much fun with her. We dressed up, watched movies, had snacks and played games. Then, I had to go home and my mom and I made some GAK. I made turquoise, Gavin made green and Evie made hot pink. It was so fun!!

Today, I’m showing you something me and mommy made last week. You’re gonna throw your hats off for this idea – it’s Graduation Hat Toppers and Straws! Did you know I’m graduating on June 2nd from Kindergarten?? Then, I’m going to be a first grader!! You can make these if you kid is graduating from any grade. I think they’ll love them.

Super Cute DIY Graduation Cap Cupcake Toppers! Tutorial on { } #graduation

AND… DIY Graduation Cap Straws on { } #graduation

Aren’t they so fun?!

This is what you need to make these Graduation Hat Toppers and Straws:


– Striped Straws

– Construction Paper

– Paper Cutter/Scissors

– Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

– Hole Punch

– More Straws



 1. Begin by cutting your straws in half. Also cut your construction paper. We cute squares that were 2.5 inches wide and strips that were 3 inches by .75 inches. We did black but you can use whatever color. :)


2. Then we hot glued the strips into circles. Then we put that circle on the bottom of our square and added to dabs of hot glue and held it there until it dried.


3. Then we added another dab of glue and attached the striped straw and held it there til it was almost dry.

And that was it!!

SO easy!!

These are perfect for graduation:

DIY Graduation Cap Toppers

Graduation Cupcake Toppers made from construction paper and straws - { }

DIY Graduation Cap Cupcake Toppers


And to make the straws we just hole punched a hole in the middle of the square before we added the circle underneath it. The straw fit in it just perfectly!

DIY Graduation Cap Straws - perfect for graduation celebrations! { }

I can’t wait to graduate and sing the songs we’ve been practicing. We are singing 3 of them – You are My Sunshine, Planting Seeds, and Start Spreading the News. It’s going to be awesome!!

Hope you like this idea!

Love, Lily

Lily - Desserts


Behind the Scenes - Graduation Cap Toppers and Straws

{I wanted to eat the cupcake! YUMMY!!}


For more great graduation ideas, be sure to check out:

Graduation Candy Cap Toppers & Flags

Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps

Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps

Money Cupcake Toppers - great idea for graduation party!

Graduation Money Cupcake Toppers

And one last favorite….

How to Make Money Leis

For all Graduation ideas go HERE.


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    Hi Lily – These are adorable! Congratulations on your graduation from Kindergarten. Have a great week and listen to your mother. Hugs, Mrs. B.
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    Stacy Palmer :

    I was wondering where you order your tall cupcake liners? Also, do you order cupcake boxes from the same place?
    Thank you for your help!

  3. 4

    Super Cute! Pinned
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    Super cute! My daughter is graduating this year. I can’t wait to make some!


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    These are so cute! Love them!
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    Lily I am so glad that you had fun with Ester Lily I teach 2nd grade and we made gak in class for a class party and we made lots of colors and you made turquoise and Gavin made green and Evie made hot pink that is fun and you are graduating from Kindergarten and that is exciting that you are going to 1st grade I want to make these 2 when my daughter is graduating from 8th grade and 6th grade on the last day of school

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