DIY :: Graduation Cap Bottle Toppers

graduation party - graduation cap bottle toppers

I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about the small crafty touches {these caps, and the cupcake toppers} I added to my graduation party for Pear Tree Greetings so today I’ll share the easy steps to making these graduation cap bottle toppers. I have to admit I think they look incredibly cute lined up on the table, and these plus the “diploma” napkin rolls are enough to bring home the graduation theme.

If you don’t want to use the Frappuccino bottles I used, you can always make your caps a bit smaller and place them on top of soda or water bottles. And if you have a lot to make, I would suggest starting early and putting together a few at a time. In fact you can cut out all of your shapes ahead of time and then put them together as time permits.

What do you fill your bottles with to quench your thirst? My family-friendly golden graduation punch, of course!

supplies steps to making bottle toppers

Graduation Cap Bottle Toppers


  • Black scrapbook paper – you’ll need something with a little weight to it, but not heavy card stock
  • Small Black brads
  • Gold mini tassels {I got these at JoAnn’s in the upholstery trim section: 2 for $3}
  • Double sided tape and/or Glue Dots
  • Scissors

Cut strips from the scrapbook paper, that are about 1.25″ wide, and long enough to wrap around the bottle top you’re using {6.5″ here}.

Cut out squares from the scrapbook paper, that are a little larger than the bottle caps you’ll be topping.

Wrap the strips around and adhere the 2 ends together using double stick tape. This will be your base. {step 1}

Meanwhile, use a brad and push through the center of the square; add a tassel around the brad, and secure the brad to the square underneath. {step 2}

Add 2 glue dots to the ‘top’ edge of the base. {step 3}

Attach the top square to the base using the glue dots. {step 4}

Top your bottles!

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diy graduation cap bottle toppers

Now, of course you can change up your colors of scrapbook paper and tassels to reflect your school’s colors if you like. These would also look cool on a grouping of bottles at a drink station.

What else would you top with these? You can make them as large or small as you need to. Hope you’ll give it a try!

Have a great day!

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