Just having some graduation fun!May 30th, 2009 in member junk
Ever wonder what happens to all those graduation caps that go flying up in the air? Well, some of them get retrieved and some of them go orphaned only to be picked up by the school janitor. And if a junker is lucky enough to be friends with the local school's janitors, she just might end up with a pile of graduation caps. Hmmm...
So my son's graduation Thursday night reminded me that somewhere in my junk stash was a bunch of graduation caps from a few years back. It was time to pull them out and get experimental. So I came up with this photo frame idea. I'm having a hard time picturing him as graduating already, so I included the picture that shows how the mom in me still sees him. This prototype frame goes to my son. The process was a little trickier than I expected and isn't quite perfected yet.
First I had to remove the cap part and the button. Then I had to undo, cut, and reglue some edges of the fabric and cut out the center of the cardboard underneath. I made a manila folder pocket and attached to back for holding the glass and photos. I then glued the button onto the front and a tassel that I found abandoned on the sidewalk Thursday night (my son would never let me touch HIS cap and tassel). Then I reglued the cap part onto the back and by inserting a stiff piece of cardboard, it actually stands up.
I'm not sure if I'll make some for my sale next week, but the graduation window is small and if I don't, the caps will probably sit another couple years until my next son graduates.
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, picture holder, frame