May and June are a bit jam-packed with special occasions. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and lots of graduations in between. If you have a student in the family who is graduating from middle school, high school, or college, make sure to celebrate your scholar in style! Whether you are hosting a graduation party at home or at a restaurant, no celebration is complete without some sweet treats. We designed these adorable graduation cupcake toppers and wrappers in honor of your graduate’s accomplishments!

Not only are they easy to make, but they will look super cute on your cupcakes. Plus they’ll make your grad feel extra special!

Treat Your Grad

To incorporate these graduation cupcake toppers into your celebration, begin by downloading the template below. Save the SVG file if you will be using a cutting machine to trim your mini graduation caps and tassels, or use the PDF file if you will be cutting by hand. If you are using the PDF, trim the pieces onto regular copy paper and then use these pieces as a guide for cutting your card stock.

To assemble the graduation cap, use tape, hot glue, or a glue dot roller to attach the top square to the flaps of the cap’s band. Next, trim your tassel. We used metallic text weight paper for our tassel (find the link below!). The thinner paper will give the tassel a more natural look. Attach the small circle to the top of your tassel, and then attach these pieces to your cap.

Once our grad caps were assembled, we used hot glue to attach them to our toothpicks. These graduation cupcake toppers would also work well just by resting the cap directly on the frosting!

Below you will also find the PDF template for our graduation cupcake wrappers. You can print these onto regular printer paper or white card stock. The printer paper will be easier to bend around your cupcake, while the card stock will be a bit sturdier and more grease-resistant. You can secure the wrappers around your cupcakes using tape or a glue dot roller.

These graduation cupcake toppers and wrappers are the perfect festive accent to any graduation party. We also have some other fun graduation party decor projects, like these paper graduation caps and diploma treat boxes. You can even create your own “congratulations” banner using our pretty papercut letters in any color of paper. Or use our money holder congratulations card to give you graduate a special gift. Congrats, grads! ~ Lia and team

Tools

Materials

How to Make Graduation Cupcake Toppers

  1. Cut pattern according to the template, using either your scissors or a cutting machine.
  2. Fold tabs on top of cap piece and add adhesive. Center on top of the square bottom piece of cap, and press to secure in place.
  3. Glue gold paper tassel to circle; then center on the square and press to secure.
  4. Use a dab of hot glue to secure toothpick to underside of cap.

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