I have been seeing these adorable sequin sun hats all over Instagram since the spring and have been loving them. The only downside though is that every hat I've found is super expensive! The Eugenia Kim ones that I've seen everywhere (like this one and this one) are $485.00 each and even the least expensive one I could find was still $100+. I got to thinking about it and realized that I could easily make one for a fraction of the price of the designer ones and did just that with this one costing me less than $30! Now I will be shaded from the sun in style and you can too with my tutorial below.
-Write out the phrase you choose on computer paper; I wrote one word on each piece of paper so I had plenty of room. You can also find a cute font and print the words in it if you don't like your handwriting. In addition to the phrase I used I saw hats with "wish you were here," "do not disturb," and "fiesta not siesta!" The best part about making this though is that you can choose any phrase you like!
-Take the X-ACTO Knife, use it to trace the words you drew on the paper, and it will cut into the paper. Doing this will create a stencil.
-Place the stencil you created on the hat and trace the words with a pencil. Since the hat is circular you'll have to adjust the writing when tracing on the hat so that it goes around the hat's shape. (You have to look really closely at the images below to see the pencil writing on my hat because I wrote lightly!)
-Take the sequin trim and hot glue it to the words you just wrote on the hat. It's easiest to add hot glue to small sections of the letters and glue the sequins down. You also want to do all of the letters that are connected first and then add accents, dots to "i"s, crosses to "t"s, etcetera.
-Allow the hot glue to dry (which takes practically no time!).
~Use pictures for reference.
What are your favorite ways to shade the sun in style?
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