DIY Graduation Announcement

It’s  graduation time!  Here’s an idea for those of you who want an announcement option that is different from the standard choice given by the school.

DIY Graduation Announcement

It’s simple to create.  Here are the Do-it-yourself instructions.

First I purchased the gold tri-fold at the local FasClampitt Paper.  A great DIY resource in Dallas.  The Announcement can be created in the program of your choice from Word to Illustrator.  Create the copy you want .  I used Bickham Script which has a simple classic look.

You can scan the school logo from any printed material you’ve received.  Then size it to fit in with the rest of the copy.

Print on white or cream card stock  available at any craft store and back with one of the school colors. In this case they are black and gold.  Inside the pocket of the tri-fold I put a casual photo of the graduate, again backed with card stock.

I attached the final announcement to the tri-fold with double back tape.

Announcement addressed in calligraphy

After addressing in calligraphy, I sealed the tri-fold with faux sealing wax in gold using a seal with the letter of the graduates last name .  This wax is used with a glue gun and is tested to not crack or peel in the mail.  You can purchase it from .  The seal was purchased from Michael’s.

Faux Wax Seal in Gold

The end result is a beautiful custom announcement to share graduation news with family and friends!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MariaAnn Apley
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 15:57:19

    I love these announcements and wanted to know what color did you use for the text. It almost looks gold.


    • Debi Sementelli
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 16:18:24

      Thanks MariaAnn! All the text is actually black. It probably looks gold because of the photo. The antique gold pouch comes from Hope that helps!


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