Apologies for a late blog post, I’ve been very busy with multiple responsibilities, job searching, and planning for my favorite event, my graduation!
I completed college in the Fall, so I’m technically in the class of 2016. However, my university decided to lump all of us together and combine the graduates of Fall ’16 and Spring ’17, thus resulting in a very late ceremony.
One of the fun things we get to do as graduates is customize our caps, and this is how I customized mine: with cat ears. Not only is this super fun and easy to do, this is also a great way for your family to spot you from afar. Whether they’re trying to look for you in the stands or while you’re marching, you are sure to stand out. Here’s how to make them.
Step 1: Get a cat hand band or make your own.
I found that it is super easy to grab a headband with cat ears attached already, and replace the embellishments to your liking. I picked a cheap one from Nordstrom Rack and replaced the original design with something I preferred. A way to make your own cat headband is by getting a plain black headband (or one that matches the color of your cap), get some bendable wire and attach it to the headband. Pinterest has some great tutorials on how to accomplish that.
Step 2: Beautify.
Decorate your ears how ever you’d like. I added flowers to mine because I really like florals for spring (groundbreaking I know…). I recommend using a hot glue gun. Crazy glue works, but keep in mind, you’d have to reattach it overtime as it won’t stay in place. Glue your decorations on to the ears portion of your headband and let it dry on a flat surface.
Step 3: Attach to cap.
Now that you have made your cat ears, place your newly decorated cat headband on the base of the cap, not the flat part. You want this to act like a headband, unless you prefer to put ears on the flat part, that is entirely up to you. Now that you have it on your head, stick some bobby pins in there to prevent it from slipping.
Step 4: Look fabulous.
Style your hair to your liking, wear your favorite dress or whatever makes you happy, and congratulations! Not only did you earn a diploma, you look amazing!
Congratulations to the classes of 2016 and 2017! Don’t forget (I don’t know who said this) “cats always outsmart dogs.” In other words, be a cat, and outsmart all of the dogs in your lives (just kidding, I like dogs, dogs are smart too, just in a different way). Good luck! ❤