Easy graduation centerpiece crafts

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Easy graduation centerpiece crafts
Show your child how proud you are by creating custom graduation centrepieces. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Graduation, whether high school or college, is a special ceremony in any student's life. It is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Make your child's day especially memorable by creating personalised centrepieces for her graduation party that represent how proud you are of her and her accomplishment.

Graduation Favor Cap

The guests at your child's graduation party will enjoy taking home a reminder of their time with your son or daughter. To accomplish this, create a small favour bag for each attendee to take home a small piece of the party. Make a large graduation cap from a thick wooden circle that is painted either black or one of the school's colours. Mae the mortarboard from a cardboard square painted the same colour as the circular base, and thread a yarn tassel through the cardboard. The party favours can then be placed inside your "cap" for everyone to enjoy.

Capping Off the Ceremony

A colourful centrepiece can also be created using small cardboard caps that display the school colours and the year your child graduates. The centrepiece should be placed on a platter that has your student's graduation year painted onto the centre. Create small graduation caps using painted cardboard and a hot glue gun. The tassel could be made from yarn and silver beads with the year numbers engraved on. Once finished, create a pyramid from your homemade caps. For a more aesthetic approach, cut up tin garland in the school's colours and splay it around the caps and platter so the platter sparkles.

Rolled Diplomas

A simple yet creative centrepiece can be made using rolled up paper. Common printer paper can be aged by being brushed with instant coffee and baked in the oven at 93.3 degrees C for a few minutes. Once the paper is dry, roll it up and secure the roll with ribbons in the school's colours. Hot glue the rolls together in a pyramid. After the glue has dried, delicately paint on your student's name, the name of the school and the graduation year with black paint. For the finishing touch, place the "diplomas" on a silver platter and sprinkle them with coloured confetti.

Flowers and Numbers

The most simple way to create a graduation centrepiece is to use glass vases from any craft store and fill them with confetti or beads in the school's colours. A polystyrene ball that fits into the mouth of the vase should be painted to match the confetti. Real or fabric flowers can then be placed into the polystyrene ball. For a more creative alternative, glue on felt, metal or plastic numbers that represent your child's graduation year. A more personalised alternative is to add senior pictures of your student to each vase.

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