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Cap Decoration Ideas

Jakira Bryan

Many seniors at FGCU are eagerly looking forward to their graduation ceremony as they join their academic peers and finally walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. It is a wondrous occasion that marks a significant personal achievement. But in a sea of students all wearing the same black cap and gown, how are you expected to stand out?

Decorating your graduation cap is a great way to project yourself and also make it easier for others in the crowd to find you! There are many ways to decorate your cap and make it special. 

With such a momentous personal occasion occurring, making your cap a unique reflection of yourself can make the moment even more significant. This can be done through attaching memorable images or displaying personal quotes that have important meaning in your life. Attaching trinkets and charms either from childhood or places you have visited can also make your cap engaging, just make sure it is not too heavy! You can also make your cap personalized by creating a design inspired by your favorite movie, book or artist. It will help you stand out while also attracting the attention of others who also enjoy the same media.

To make your cap cute, there are many ideas to consider. The bow trend is still very strong and could make for a sweet accessory for your cap. Either by placing small ones on it or a large one in the middle, bows are a lovely accessory that are guaranteed to make your graduation cap adorable. Using calligraphy to display writing on your cap, such as your graduation year or an inspirational quote, can also enhance your cap and make it more appealing. If you are looking for something more bold you can never go wrong with glitter! You can achieve an amazing sparkling look on your cap by sprinkling it over the text displayed or even coating your entire cap in it. Either way, you will definitely be noticeable in the crowd!

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For seniors who are looking to show off their school spirit during the ceremony, having an FGCU’s signature emerald green and cobalt blue on the cap is essential. Even just having the FGCU colors, while also having an unrelated design on your cap, shows you are proud to be an eagle! When it comes to eagles, having Azul on your cap is a great way to show school pride. As well as showing admiration for our university, you can also display other achievements or organizations you were a part of during your time at FGCU. 

No matter what your cap design is, the most important part of it is the tassel on top. Displaying a creative design can make this moment even more magical. 

Congratulations and happy decorating!

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Jakira Bryan
Jakira Bryan, ENTV Director
Jakira Bryan is a senior double majoring in legal studies and journalism. She is very involved on campus volunteering with organizations such as the Programming Board helping them put on events around campus. This is Jakira’s fourth and final year with Eagle Media, and more specifically with ENTV, this is her second year with a director title. She is certified in almost all the Adobe suites. While still managing to handle all that is on her plate, Jakira is interning with University Marketing and Communications as their student videographer. Jakira has an extreme love for music as well as all things creative and upon graduating from FGCU, Jakira plans to attend law school while never losing her communications touch while still pursuing photography/videography. Jakira is beyond excited to see what this year will hold and hopes to welcome new students to come find their love or passion within ENTV and Eagle Media!

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