22 Clever Congratulations on Graduation Announcements


Graduating is a special moment in everyone’s life and should be shared with friends and family. While there are tons of graduation announcement ideas floating online, we’ve chosen the very best to inspire you. What are you waiting for? Check out all these amazing ideas and make your own unique graduation announcement that will surprise everyone!

Graduation Announcements

Most creative ways to make your own graduation announcements with unique ideas to celebrate

The women I’m featuring today have mad crafting skillz! You won’t believe the cool stuff they’ve made.  So if you’re wondering how to make your graduation announcements rock? Read This!

22.  Graduation Cap Photo Prop

Tip Junkieby @TipJunkie
EHprint Free Printable Here:
Graduation Cap Photo Prop and Yard Sign {all years} (8345 downloads)

You know I love a great photo prop!  Here’s one I made for my son which has graduation year signs all they way through to Class of 2027.  So you can start using them as a fun annual photo op to see how they’ve grown.  Dylan will graduate next year {sniff sniff} and he’s now taller than I am!  I’m so glad I have these memories captured.

These fabulous graduation hats and lawn signs are a must have for your graduate!  The collection includes 17 printables to help you photograph the Last Day of School and capture those End of School moments with these adorable Graduation Caps and Graduation Year signs.

Download Free Printable Here: Graduation Cap Photo Prop ~ Free Printable!

21. DIY Chalkboard Speech Bubble

The Paper Curatorby @thepapercurator

Have something important to say? Of course you do, you just graduated! This chalkboard speech bubble will help you let everyone know about your accomplishments and make for some super popular pics on social media. Instagram, here we come!
Get the tutorial: DIY Chalkboard Speech Bubble

20. DIY Message Scroll

Paper N Stitchby @paperandstitch

You can go the old fashioned way and send your family some antique-looking message scrolls to announce your graduation. Guaranteed success.

Get the instructions: DIY Message Scroll

19. Gold Foil Graduation Photo Banner

Three Little Monkeys Studioby @threelittlemonkeysstudio

No need to break the bank printing and sending mail to everyone. Make this easy DIY graduation photo banner, use it as a backdrop to take some pics and email them to everyone.

Get the instructions: Gold Foil Graduation Photo Banner

18. Printable Graduation Photo Booth Props

Everyday Dishesby @everydaydishes

Having some cool graduation photos is a must and these awesome printable photo booth props will ensure your pics come out amazing and show your feelings of joy to your loved ones.

Download it free here: Printable Graduation Photo Booth Props

17. Graduation Cap Card Holder

Reuse Grow Enjoyby @reusegrowenjoy

A super creative way to show your recent accomplishment to anyone that comes over, plus they can insert their cards in there!

Get the instructions: Graduation Cap Card Holder

16. Customized Graduation Announcements

A Joyfully Mad Kitchenby @joyfullymad

If you’d rather have the classic printed announcements, here’s a detailed tutorial that shows you how to customize them for a gorgeous and unique result.

Get the instructions: Customized Graduation Announcements

15. Adobe Photoshop PSD Template

two sided psd template Graduation Announcement for Adobe Photoshop

If you want to do digital, Debbie has a two sided psd template Graduation Announcement for Adobe Photoshop Elements and Photoshop that’s cheap. {not free, under $5} It’s designed to be a two-sided announcement with two photo options for the back. Layered file for use with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.  What I also like about this psd template is that you can use it for any themed announcement.

Buy the Template: PSD Graduation Announcement

14. DIY Paper Lei For Graduation

The House That Lars Builtby @TheHouseThatLarsBuilt

Snap some pics of you wearing this paper lei. You’ll love the results and so will your parents!  The pictured step-by-step instructions come with a free craft cutting machine SVG file so you don’t have to cut out the flowers by hand.  Whoohoo!!

Download SVG Free File here: DIY Paper Lei For Graduation

13. Graduation Cap Messages

Studio DIYby @studiodiy

Isn’t this the most fabulous way to announce your graduation? If you own a Cricut machine, you can easily write your own messages and don’t be afraid to get sassy.

Get instructions here: Graduation Cap Messages

12. Candy Graduation Hat Pops

Skip to My Louby @Skiptomyloublog

Graduation is sweeter when treats are included. These graduation†hat pops are an easy food craft and as soon as you offer them to anyone they’ll know what you’re trying to say.

Get the recipe here: Candy Graduation Hat Pops

11. Graduation Confetti Cones

A Bubbly Lifeby @abubblylifeblog

Who doesn’t love confetti? It really gets you in the party mood and graduating is certainly reason to celebrate.

Get instructions here: Graduation Confetti Cones

10. Graduation Sayonara Peg Dolls

Graduation Sayonara Peg Dollby @ConsumerCrafts

These cute little dolls wrap up a message scroll and they’re a creative way to announce your graduation to your family. Imagine their faces as they unwrap the dolls!

Get instructions here: Graduation Sayonara Peg Dolls

Graduation Invitations

Whether you are celebrating graduation from Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, High School, or College ~ you’ll be able to use these creative invitation ideas in different ways to celebrate the big day.

9. Galaxy-themed Graduation Announcements

Oh So Beautiful Paperby @beautifulpaper

Who says printed announcements are boring? Switch things up a bit and make your own galaxy-themed graduation announcements. Everyone will love them as they also make for beautiful keepsakes.

Get instructions here: Galaxy-themed Graduation Announcements

8. 3D Graduation Pop-up Invitations

Jinky's Craftsby @jinkyscrafts

Let the kid in you come out and craft these eye-catching 3D pop-up announcements that will draw everyone’s attention!

Get instructions here: 3D Graduation Pop-up Invitations

7. Tissue Paper Party Sign

Sugar Bee Craftsby @SugarBeeCrafts

Make this stunning party sign for your surprise graduation party – it’s cheap and makes a bright and fun graduation party centerpiece.

Get instructions here: Tissue Paper Party Sign

Graduation Card Ideas

Show the graduate how amazing they are and how proud of their accomplishments you are with a heartfelt and creative homemade card. Add a gift card or some cash for a gift that any graduate would love, especially a high school graduate going off to college.

6.  Paper Airplane Graduation Card {with printable}

Lisa Stormsby @LisaStorms

The sky’s the limit with this fun airplane card!  It’s a unique way to include a check in a card.  Download the free pdf file and print the paper airplane.

Get instructions here: Paper Airplane Graduation Card {with printable}

5.  Letterpress Congrats Card

Awesome way to gift money with this Money Card for Congratulations on Graduation Announcementsby @Letterpress Congrats Card

Beautiful yet simple graduation card.  Using a letterpress, roll paint onto the printing plate and then roll it through the press.  Slits were cut to add the money and some simple twine ‘tied’ the whole card together.

Get instructions here: Letterpress Congrats Card

4.  Smartie Pants Graduation Card

A cute way to add a little treat!  Download the free tags, cut or punch them out and add a roll of smarties.  Easy peasy! *Sadly, this printable is no longer available.


Here’s another smartie pants graduation card you may like.

2.  Graduation Cap Money Holder

by @extremepapercrafting

How to make a quick and easy money holder for a fun way to give cash.  Sadly, this Graduation Cap Money Holder tutorial is no longer available as the blogger took their site offline.  However, it was such a great idea I just had to keep it here to show you.

However, here’s a graduation hat box tutorial made from a wooden box and here’s a graduation cap money holder from a paper box and even a simpler version of a graduation cap gift card holder.

2.  You’re a Smart Cookie 

by @UnderACherryTree

A darling card made with the Cricut cookie and milk template.

Get instructions here: You’re a Smart Cookie

1.  Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

by @MegCrafty

This cute graduation cap card is the perfect way to wrap a gift card or cash for the new graduate.  The tutorial comes with a free downloadable pattern for you to use.

Get instructions here: Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder 

Graduation Cap Photo Prop and Yard Sign Free Printable@TipJunkie

Don’t forget to grab your free printable graduation photo props and class signs. Simply download, print, and cut out.  {high fives}

How to Make:  For the best results, print these Last Day of School yard signs onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do. {wink} Next, cut out the pieces and tape {or glue} onto a wood dowel or kabob skewer, optional.  These free printable graduation signs can be used in so many ways ~ graduation ceremony for Pre-school graduation, Kindergarten graduation, last day of school picture tradition, graduation party to use at a photo booth as photo props. Or just for fun. Enjoy!

Download Free Printable Here: Free Printable Graduation Signs

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