Congrats, graduate! The Redheaded Camel has created over 300 graduation caps over the past three years and we're so excited to help you celebrate your special day with a hand-painted cap topper just for you. Each graduation cap topper is hand-painted and completely customized to your requests, making your finished cap topper unique and truly one of a kind!
The actual graduation cap is not included. Sarah paints on a solid black, durable cap topper template that fits on top of your graduation cap. The cap topper template measures 9.5x9.5 inches.
The process to attach your design to the cap itself is very easy. Your cap topper will come with a pre-cut "button hole" in the center of the card stock. Simply place the cap topper over the button and line the edges of the cap up with the edges of the card stock template. Use glue or double sided tape to secure the edges of the design template to the cap. Cap toppers ALL come with a precut button hole for easy placement and attachment.
Are designs fully custom?
Each of our graduation cap toppers are designed especially for the graduate. The lettering, details, and other design elements are all up to YOU so you can choose exactly what you want. See something you like in my gallery of past work? I'll be glad to recreate something similar, or we can start with your vision in mind and work together to create something brand new.
Grad Cap Topper Timeline
Your cap topper is cut, painted, packaged, and shipped by The Redheaded Camel. When you purchase a cap topper, you'll receive a design questionnaire via email to include important details, like colors, quote, flower preferences, and other information. If Sarah has questions before starting the cap topper, you'll chat by email to nail down details before the painting begins!
After you cap topper has been painted, you'll receive a photo via email for approval prior to shipment. Every step of the grad cap process is designed to keep the graduate involved and excited about your one of a kind design!
Due to the high demand of the graduation cap toppers and the time it takes to design and hand paint each one, we request that you order your cap topper AT LEAST four weeks prior to the date needed. If you need your cap topper sooner than four weeks from the order date, please email email@example.com to discuss a rush order. At checkout, you must provide the date your cap topper is needed (for graduation, senior portraits, etc.). Your cap topper will be shipped for arrival to you at least three days before the needed date that is provided.
Whether it's the first Bible verse you ever memorized or the quote that has gotten you through the difficult exams and presentations of college, your graduation cap topper is a visual representation of your story, your "why," and a celebration of all you've accomplished. Together, we'll work through the details of style, colors, and theme to ensure that the design represents your story well and celebrates your day in style! Whether is sassy and funny or thoughtful and sweet, your cap topper will be a special memento from your commencement day that you can cherish and display for years to come.
At checkout, please be sure to include the following:
Quote + quote color and style (cursive or print)
Border design (flowers, polka dots, or something else)
Date of your graduation
Email address - in case I have questions!
Extra Special Add-On Options
Your graduation day shouldn't be a one and done experience. Let your memories of your college days join you in your next adventure with fun add-on options.
Thank You Notecard Set: Grads, you'll have lots of people to thank! Let your whole graduation experience stand out with custom, personalized notecards to complement your grad cap design. Choose this add-on option and we'll include a set of 12 custom notecards.
Custom 8x10 Print: Frame your graduation cap sentiment in your post-grad office, apartment, or somewhere else! An archival 8x10 print of the quote and design of your graduation cap is a thoughtful and timeless way to keep the celebration going and remind you of how far you've come.
Custom 16x16 Pillow: Like the grad cap print, a custom pillow with a design matching your cap topper will be a cherished keepsake for years to come. Add some color to your office or living room space with words that mean the most.