A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 300,953
Currently Running With Scissors:
752 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Graduation Gown?  (Read 1423 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
ArrghMatey
Offline Offline

Posts: 199
Joined: 24-Feb-2004

Crafting my pants off!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: June 19, 2007 11:38:00 PM »

I just graduated from college, and I am packing up and moving down to San Francisco where I'll be living in a teeny tiny studio apt with my BF. Thus, I have to get rid of nearly all my stuff!

I don't really want to throw away my gown, so do you guys have any ideas for my graduation gown. It's actually a really pretty burgundy color ('crimson'). I thought maybe a pillow? I'm not really sure, so I'm open for anything! I can use as much or as little of the gown, but it seems silly to just let it gather dust in my closet...

Same with the cap!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Crafty Pants! : crafting my pants off.

Chali Inc. : Handmade wooden rings.
beki_lorraine
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 01:39:57 AM »

I had the same problem with my High school uniform (we got our shirts signed during the last week) and since i couldn't hang it up in a frame (signed on both sides) i am going to make a shirt cushion, even though a graduation gown would be a lot larger than your average polo shirt a cushion or even cushions, would still be a great idea.

as for the cap i would have no idea wat you could do with it... maybe use it for the cover of a scrapbook of college memories?

hope that was a bit of help.

congratulations on graduating.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7635
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007 06:54:31 AM »

I had the same problem with my High school uniform (we got our shirts signed during the last week) and since i couldn't hang it up in a frame (signed on both sides)



You can hang it in a frame.  Just put glass on both sides of the frame and use a big screw bolt at the top of the frame for a hanger.

As for the graduation gown,  pillows are always good, or you could use part of it for a memory quilt.  Or curtains for a small window.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pixi_jasmine
Jмηз
Offline Offline

Posts: 92
Joined: 07-May-2006

Im working on it!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007 12:54:30 PM »

Well....What i did was that i took my sash (like the honors, IB etc) and my cap and framed them along with a few photos and memory stuff...
but as for the gown i cut it up into small squares (in the number of students i had in my class) and made a small quilt out of it (had to buy little stuffing and a nice silky backing to it..but soo worth it) - now i have it ready for signatures for the reunion in a few years time Smiley -- each student has their own square to write in..
... meanwhile i use it when im sitting on my sofa watching a movie Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7635
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007 01:23:35 PM »

Well, there you go.  Hope you posted a picture of it somewhere.  I'm sure other grads have a similar situation, and you can be an inspiration to them all.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

selkie
Offline Offline

Posts: 1930
Joined: 07-Dec-2003

Duct tape and zipties will fix EVERYTHING!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007 06:32:36 PM »

Harry Potter Book Party - I gave my son my college one for robes...
Selkie
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a circle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle.

Agnes Whistling Elk
Bela-Kiss
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007 05:00:28 PM »

pillows would be great, or a curtain...or anything really....idk
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Comics Run: Justice League Number 6
The Comics Run: New Green Arrow
The Comics Run: Saga Number 1
The Comics Run: Batman Night of the Owls
The Comics Run: Avengers VS. X-Men Resumed
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.