15 Cricut Graduation Ideas That Are Full of Style
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15 Cricut Graduation Ideas That Are Full of Style

Graduation is right around the corner, and we have more than a dozen awesome Cricut graduation ideas to help you celebrate this big day. From mugs to custom caps and earrings, we have so many fun ideas to try. 

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15 Cricut Graduation Ideas That Are Full of Style

1. Custom Mug with Inspirational Quote

Is the grad a fan of coffee or tea? A custom mug will make a great gift. You can use your Cricut to make an inspiring mug to motivate them to do big things in life.

They can take their mug with them wherever they’re headed next, whether that’s college, a new job or something else.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Of course, you’ll need your Cricut, a weeding tool and a design.

Our “believe in yourself” design is perfect for this kind of project. It will serve as a reminder for them to continue believing in themselves and the path they’re following.


Get this design in our shop!

2. Custom Grad Tee

Custom t-shirts are fun projects for your Cricut machine, and they make great gifts for special occasions like graduations.

You can add whatever quote or design you want to your shirt. You need just a few supplies:

Our flower SVG bundle is great for a project like this one. Add it to your design or quote to make it special.


Check out this design in our shop

3. Personalized Cap

What better way to celebrate graduation than with a custom cap? Using heat transfer vinyl, you can create a custom grad cap that will make this day extra special.

You can add custom graphics, quotes and more.

If you want to add a motivational quote to the cap, our “Do What You Love” quote design is perfect.


Get this design in the shop

4. Graduation Banner

If you’re having a party or family gathering to celebrate the graduation, one of the best Cricut graduation ideas is to make a “congrats” banner.

It’s easier than you think to do this project, and you likely have everything you need already:

Related: 8 Trendy Gift Ideas for College Girls

5. Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

If you’re giving a gift card to the graduate, you can make a fun gift card holder with your Cricut. The holder has some slits in it, which makes it easy to keep your gift card secure.

There’s also some space to add a custom message to the card. This is a fun project that won’t require many supplies.

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

Skip to My Lou has a great tutorial on how to make this gift card holder.

6. Teacher Appreciation Gift

Graduation is all about the grads, right? But what about the teachers who helped them get this far? A teacher appreciation gift is another great graduation idea.

With just your Cricut and a few supplies, you can make a custom tote bag with a fun message for the teacher. If you’re a parent of a graduate, then this is a thoughtful way to say thanks.

Here’s what you’ll need:

We have the perfect design for this kind of project in our shop, especially for teachers who have a great sense of humor.


Grab this design in our shop

7. Graduation Cap Earrings

Does the grad like to wear earrings? Why not make them a pair of custom earrings with our Cricut to commemorate this occasion?

These earrings are so cute, and you can customize them however you want. Amy Romeu Crafts has a great tutorial on how to make graduation cap earrings.

Here’s what you’ll need:

The grad can wear these special earrings on the big day, so you’ll forever be a part of that special moment.

Related: 17 Insanely Cool Cricut Projects with Vinyl

8. Customized Water Bottle Labels

Most students graduate in the early summer when temperatures start to soar. It’s important to stay hydrated. But who says that the grad’s water bottle has to be boring?

Custom water bottle labels are one of our favorite Cricut graduation ideas. You can make lots of labels if you’re planning on handing out bottles or having a party.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Water bottles
  • Glue stick
  • Label design

You can use your Cricut to cut your labels and then attach them to your bottles.

We have the perfect label frames to use in your design.


Get these labels in our shop

9. Congrats! Cake Topper

Want to make the graduation cake even more memorable? Make a cake topper that says, “Congrats, grad!”

You can make this topper with your Cricut and a few basic supplies. And because you’re making it yourself, you can use colors that will match the cake and the theme of the party.

Here’s what you’ll need:

You can easily make your own design in the Cricut Design Space or grab a design from our shop to get started.

10. Pretty Water Bottle

If you’re looking for practical but fun Cricut graduation ideas, a custom water bottle is a great option. Just find a pretty water bottle and get to work customizing it for the graduate.

We love this saying: “Hydrate, radiate, graduate,” along with the year.

To add a quote, saying or graphic to the water bottle, you’ll need permanent vinyl and some other supplies, including:

The grad can use their new water bottle all summer long and hold onto it as a keepsake as they go through adult life.

11. Customized Gift Tags with Thoughtful Messages

Want to give the graduate a gift? They’ll love these gift tags with thoughtful messages on them. You will need to have the following supplies to get started:

  • Cardstock (choose the person’s favorite color)
  • Ribbon (feel free to swap these out for a single color option)
  • Hole punch (a tool every crafter should have)

You can spend a ton of time editing in your favorite design tool, but it will be a lengthy process. We have awesome gift tag SVG bundles that I’m sure you’re going to love.


Click here to get the entire bundle of gift tag designs in SVG.

12. Graduation Centerpiece

One of the most ingenious Cricut graduation ideas on this list is the centerpiece. If you plan on having a dinner for the person or a party, this idea will fit perfectly with your decor and add a nice touch to the table.

You’ll need to have a few items to get started, including:

Once you have all of the materials you need, follow these instructions to make this centerpiece.

Note: Be sure to use LED tea lights with this design or you risk your centerpiece catching fire. 

13. Paper Cap Gift Box

Creating a DIY gift box isn’t something I imagined would be on this post, but it was also something that I couldn’t resist. You’ll need a few items to get started:

You’ll find that this idea is a lot of fun and is the perfect choice for crafters who don’t mind trying more complex crafts with their Cricut.

Since this is quite an advanced gift box to make, you’ll want to follow the directions on Abbi Kirsten Collections.

14. Graduation Confetti

Confetti does not need to be boring. The person in your life who is graduating will love your custom graduation confetti. You can make numerous designs that you can shower the graduate in, including:

  • Graduation year
  • Person’s name
  • Little graduation caps
  • Stars

A great idea is to create confetti in the school’s color. You’ll need a pack of colored cardstock, like this one. Feel free to add some glitter to your confetti.

15. Custom Party Napkins

Graduation is a time of celebration, and what does every party need? Food. Personalize your napkins with awesome lettering, including “PERSON’S NAME” and the year of graduation. You can also add fun decorations right on your Cricut, such as a graduation cap, cute quotes and anything else you can think of.

You’ll need just a few items to get started: cloth napkins, iron-on vinyl and a Cricut machine.

Since this is a fast and easy idea, you can add anything you want to the napkins. And because you’ll be using cloth napkins, the person can use them for years to come. You can also give them out as gifts to people who attend or just allow the happy graduate to keep them for themselves.