This is the time of year for graduations and celebrations! Many graduates will be bringing home their grad caps, tassels, and graduation gowns after their commencement ceremonies. Chances are, they will not be taking them when they move to college or start their new careers. These once treasured items will be left at home.
When my eldest son graduated from high school in 2007, he kept his graduation gown and cap. (Of course, since we had to purchase them!) His cap was put in a drawer, along with his tassel. His graduation gown was hung in his closet.
When he went away to college, I was organizing his closet a bit to make room for some of my clothes that I didn’t wear often. (His room has the largest closet in our home.) As I was hanging some of my ‘dressy’ dresses, I decided I needed to protect them. I found that I was staring at my ‘purple’ solution in his closet! I decided to put his graduation gown over my dresses!
Now, instead of just hanging in the closet, it has a very useful purpose! I found that I could fit several garments inside the gown, and I loved the fact that it was long enough to protect all of my clothing. Since the grad gown zips in the front, it is easy to put around clothes. (Much easier than trying to fit other garment protection bags over the tops of the hangers!)
When my youngest son graduated in 2010, I had another purple graduation gown to use in my closet, instead of just hanging it! I use it to protect some of my husband’s suits and jackets.
Graduation gowns can also be used to protect clothing when moving or traveling! (Just make sure your grad brings it back so you can use it!)
I still haven’t figured out a way to re-purpose their graduation caps! If anyone has ideas, I would love hear about it!
Congratulations to all the Graduates!
~ Vickie ~
9 thoughts on “What Can You Do with a Graduation Gown?”
Great idea! I will pass it it on to my friends and family as well. Loved the “no sewing or cutting needed”. 😀
Thanks for passing this idea along. It’s good to re-purpose items, and this is so simple! I appreciate your comments. Enjoy your day!
My son’s graduation gown is literally folded up next to me because I didn’t know what to do with it. Thanks for the great idea!
Thanks Staci. It just seems like a good way to use this item. Have a good evening.
Terrific, Vickie! We have at least one, and possibly more graduation gowns here, complete with mortar boards. Instead of protecting the gown, why not have the gown protect other clothing? Brilliant!
Now you can put those graduation gowns to use again! Thanks Terri!
Absolutely! And thank you for taking care of Andrew and Diana. They had a great time and couldn’t say enough about your amazing house. I hope to see it some day!
We enjoyed having them. They were so delightful to be with and we were so happy they came to visit us. Cute couple. ❤
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(I thought I would share this idea I posted a few years ago, since graduation time is here again! )