Congrats! Graduation Yard Sign DIY
Congrats, grad! Applaud graduates with homemade signs and banners created just for them. Whether celebrating a kindergarten, high school, or college graduation, these special occasions deserve special signs.
- Black Terrific Trimmers® T9872
- Blue Terrific Trimmers® T9873
- Black 4-Inch Casual Ready Letters® T465
- Gold Metallic 4-Inch Casual Ready Letters® T479
- Red 4-Inch Casual Ready Letters® T457
- Mortarboard Template (provided)
- Chalk or metallic marker
- 22 x 28 poster board (sturdy cardboard works, too!)
- Sign post, garden stake, or tape for hanging sign
- Tape or glue and scissors
Cool confetti circles and a DIY grad cap will make your graduation signs worthy of every snapshot. Mix in school colors for an extra-FUN showing of school spirit.
- Choose what your sign will say and punch out the letters needed.
- Hint: Layering multiple colors makes messages stand out – if you layer any of the words, remember to punch out two of each letter needed. We used Gold Metallic to make the shadow really shine, but feel free to use any color in your color scheme.
- We used the center of each letter "O" for the confetti. If you prefer to cut your own confetti shapes, use extra blank sheets from letter packs or scrap pieces leftover from punching out letters. Note: Save the Black and Gold Metallic blank sheets for the next step.
- Hat’s off! Create the grad cap following the template provided in the Download tab to the right. Use the blank sheet from the Black Ready Letters® pack for the mortarboard and the blank from the Gold Metallic Ready Letters® pack for the tassel.
- When finished cutting out the mortarboard, draw a "v" shape on the front edge to define the front of the hat. Choose a marker (chalk or metallic) or glitter glue that will show up well on the black paper.
- Layered trimmers are a great way to make really fun edging for your sign. Measure your trim and use tape or glue to attach to the sign.
- Arrange the letters, confetti, and graduation hat on the sign and tape or glue into place. Mount some of the elements on cardboard or foam core before adding to the sign. The difference in dimensions will give your finished project lots of POP. Wow!
- Attach a pole or garden stake to the back of the sign to display it in the grass outside a graduate's home. If using as a window sign instead of a yard sign, attach a heavy-duty tape that can handle the weight of the sign. (Read the tape packaging to see what surfaces work best).
This creative sign is a great way to decorate for a celebratory dinner and honor the grad’s achievements! Use as a fun backdrop for graduation photos and social media announcements too.
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Download template here!