No matter how you decorate your graduation cap; a personalized bow is a beautiful addition. (You can see all the embroidered cap bows I offer by clicking here.) The question I get asked the most is how to attach the bow to the graduation cap. Here is a quick how to and some tips to get the best results.
To start, I recommend using either hot glue or E6000. Hot glue requires a hot glue gun, so if you don't already have a hot glue gun I would go with the E6000. Personally, I think E6000 will give you more secure and longer lasting results. Both can be purchased at any craft store or in the craft section of Target or Wal-Mart.
For hot glue, I would put a dot of glue about 1/4" in diameter directly onto the graduation cap and then press the bow onto the glue and hold. Work quickly as the glue will set very fast. Once the glue sets it is difficult to remove, so be sure it is in the right place. If you need to remove the glue you can let the glue cool completely and try to pull or pick it off. Please be careful! The glue is VERY hot. I may be stating the obvious here, but I have gotten some significant burns from hot glue squishing out from between ribbon when I wasn't expecting it.
For E6000, I would put the glue directly onto the back of the bow and then place it onto the graduation cap. You will need to hold the bow in place for about a minute for the glue to set up. It takes 24 hours for the glue to cure so try not to move the cap around too much. In fact, I would put a heavy book or something similar on it for the first 24 hours, just to be safe. The E6000 glue should be used in a well ventilated area.
Once the glue sets, that bow will be on there for good and you will have a gorgeous graduation cap!
Please comment if you any questions.