My college graduation was supposed to be June 1, but like so many others it got cancelled due to the pandemic.
Today I decided that I wanted a graduation cap so I cut out some cardboard, dug out some velvet scraps, and got out the hot glue gun. I glued the velvet to the cardboard and sewed on two straps for bobby pins. Then I used a button kit to make a velvet button and sewed in the middle of the square. I looped some gold rickrack I had lying around the button for a tassel. To finish it off I used an office stapler to reinforce the sewn on straps.
I’m pretty pleased at how it turned out! I may take some fun pictures with it for posterity. I’m graduating with a BS in Health and Wellness of Children and Youth. It is a degree that I designed through the City University of New York’s BA program. Rather proud of myself for going back to school and completing my degree after 15 years!
Very messy backside w/ bobby pins