How to Make a DIY Dunkin’ Donut Box Graduation Cap

How to Make a DIY Dunkin’ Donut Box Graduation Cap

The Class of 2020 is celebrating their milestone achievements at home and we at Dunkin’ wanted to make the celebration sweeter with a tutorial for DIY Dunkin’ graduation caps, also known as a mortarboard. Check out the step-by-step instructions below to create your very own!

Dunkin’ Donut Box Mortarboard


  • 1 Dunkin’ Dozen Donut Box
  • Pair of scissors
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Marker


  1. Take the donuts out of the box, we won’t judge how many you eat during this step!
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  2. Cut off the top half of the donut box, this will serve as the top of your cap
  3. Trim off the siding around the cut-off box top. Trim carefully as you’ll want to save this piece to create a headband.
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  4. Measure the trimmed piece of the box so it fits on the crown of your head. Tape it into the position that feels comfortable.
  5. Using a ruler, cut the remaining flat part of the top half of the donut box into a square shape.
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  6. Take the square and tape this onto your paper crown.
  7. You’re all done! Model your new graduation cap and have another donut to celebrate your accomplishment!
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Know a grad who could use a coffee break? Send them a sweet surprise with an e-gift card, available at For every card sent, Dunkin’ will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds, specifically for non-profits helping families affected by COVID-19. For more information about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, visit

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