Thursday, July 21, 2016

D.I.Y. Sequin Sun Hat

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.

-Wide brim straw floppy hat (love this, this, and this)
-Computer paper

-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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  1. This is SO cute, what a fun hat! I love that you made your own!

  2. That is so cute! Too bad I'm not a DIY kind of girl

  3. This is such a great tutorial and the idea of making your own hat is so much cooler than buying one!

  4. This is adorable! Great DIY - will have to try it out sometime this summer :)

    Stephanie |

  5. SO CUTE! Such a fun idea for a DIY project!!


  6. I LOVE this diy! I need to make one! The quotes on sun hats are my fave!

  7. This is just to adorable, love this hat I want to go make one!

  8. I was so shock of the prices of these hats when I was at Anthro. I just can't spend that kind of money on something I take to the beach. Great DIY!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  9. This is ADORABLE!! I've wanted one of these hats, but haven't purchased because of how pricey they run!! Definitely want to do this DIY to get the look for less!

    xo Ashley

  10. I have seen a few DIY hats now, I am trying out a few different ways this weekend I can't wait!!

  11. Such a cute way to get something unique on your hat!

  12. This is SUCH a good idea! I love how if you take the DIY route, you can customize your phrase. Super cute!


  13. Wow!! You made that look so easy! I feel like I've been out of the crafting game for too long. I didn't even know they had sequins on a roll. So cool!

    Sara Kate Styling

  14. ahhh!!! I always wonder how these hats are made! Mine probably would not look nearly as good haha, but so cute!

  15. I have been eyeing these on Etsy, but they are so expensive! I have a ton of black sequins from making sequined hangers, so I know what I'm going to use this for :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  16. It is a very casual looking hat that may be dressed up with sequins or glitter to make it more festive. A casual beret's best feature is its versatility;

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