How to Remove the Wrinkles from your Graduation Gown

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Graduation Gown Care: Wrinkle Removals

Many people have asked us over the years How to Remove the Wrinkles from your Graduation Gown. Sometimes when you receive your graduation regalia that has been sitting in its cellophane packaging for a while, wrinkles are inevitable. Washing these items is risky and not many students have the money for professional dry cleaning. Did you know you can treat these wrinkles with simple products you likely have at home? Keep reading and the answer may surprise you!

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Items You Need

  • 2 Tsp of White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs of Conditioner
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • Funnel
  • Spray Bottle
  • Wrinkled article of clothing
  • Optional: 5-10 drops of any Essential Oil for scent (I used Lime)

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Step 1 – Add Water

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Position funnel into an empty spray bottle and carefully pour 1 cup of water into it.

Step 2 – Add White Vinegar

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Add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to your bottle.

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Step 3 – Add Conditioner

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Squeeze a tablespoon of conditioner into measuring spoon and add to the funnel.

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Since the consistency of conditioner tends to be somewhat thick, use something thin, like a toothpick to stir and gradually push through the funnel. You may add a little hot water to help push it down if needed.

Step 4 – Add an Essential Oil (Optional)

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Add about 5-10 drops of any clear essential oil. I used lime but some other great options would be lavender, peppermint, Clary sage, juniper, or rosemary. This gives your clothing a nice fresh, clean scent and masks the vinegar odor.

Step 5 – Shake Vigorously!

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Once all of the products are in the bottle, you will have to shake it up a lot since these products don’t typically blend easily. Once your concoction is all mixed and foamy, you are ready to apply it to the wrinkled item.

 Step 6 – Hang Up Wrinkled Piece of Clothing

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Here I used a graduation gown. Hang the gown on the back of a door or somewhere with a flat surface.

Step 7 – Spray and Pull Wrinkles Out

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Spray all over gown generously. Between every few sprays, gently smooth and tug fabric to release wrinkles.

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Flip over gown (or another garment) and repeat the same process on the back.

Step 8 – Looking Good! Leave it Hanging until Graduation Day.

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Allow the hanging gown to air dry. Other wrinkles may loosen over time if the gown remains undisturbed on it’s hanger.

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