DIY graduation decoration ideas

DIY Graduation Centerpiece on table

Got a new grad in the family? Here are a few graduation decoration ideas to help you make a big deal of his or her accomplishment. So let the crafting and baking commence—and don’t forget to say “Congratulations!”

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DIY Graduation Centerpiece on table

Graduation centerpiece

This simply stylish centerpiece features glass bottles in school colors, stamped tags to note the year and fresh flowers. These easy table decorations are a fun way to cap off your grad’s big day.

Tassel garland

This DIY garland is easy to make and tailor to your party venue. Simply cut tissue paper in your school’s colors into strips, twist, hang on a string and ta-dah!, you have a fun tassel garland perfect for decorating the cake table or using for photo backdrops.

Mortarboard Cake

Mortarboard cake

Take your graduation celebration to the next level (or grade!) with an impressive Mortarboard Cake. Despite its well-crafted appearance, you don’t have to be a graduate-level baker to make it. You may have to let some else make the first slice, though.

Hallmark photo stylist Zoe Karro has spent her life rearranging all sorts of things, from words to art supplies to shag carpets. "If you rearrange long enough," she says, "the story pops into place and feels j-u-s-t right." Before she came to Hallmark, Zoe worked at House Beautiful and Victoria, and helped launch Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion.