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Graduation Countdown

3 cutout graduation hats hanging on Command Slate Spring Clips

Command™ Brand

Celebrate graduation with this fun, meaningful countdown! Creating it is easy - only a few simple supplies and Command™ Slate Spring Clips are needed! A fun way to give graduation gifts and money too!

Materials needed:

  • Command™ Slate Spring Clips
  • Black card stock
  • Large brads
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cord & tassels In school colours
  • Envelopes
  • Number stickers
  • Small gifts & notes

NOTE: Follow all Command™ Brand package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesive strip placement and recommended weight claims.

Command Slate Spring Clip securing a cutout graduation hat


1. Cut out 10 tops of mortarboards and 10 bottoms from black card stock.

mortarboard and card stock cut outs shaped to look like a graduation hat

2. Put brad through top of hat only. Attach top of mortarboards to bottom of mortarboards with double-sided tape.

cutouts assembled with a brad attached to the mortarboard

3. Put number stickers on bottom of mortarboards to create countdown from 10. String tassels on cord and hang around brad.

3 assembled hats complete with tassels

4. Attach small envelope under top of mortarboard and place gift card, note, photo, etc in each.

mortarboard cutout lifted up to reveal an envelope with a gift card underneath