Copycat Straw Hat

I recently found this straw hat for $3 at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store and really loved how it fit.  I always buy summer hats that don’t fit properly or the brim is way too big.  This hat reminded me of the hats with writing on them, so I thought I would try out an easy DIY.  I used leftover material I had, so this project didn’t cost very much and only took 5 minutes to complete!

Ok let’s start with the materials:

* Thrifted Straw Hat from The Salvation Army Thrift Store

* Hot Glue Gun & Glue (I used less than one stick)

* Strung Sequins

* Scissors (I thought I could use one pieces, turned out I was wrong)

FIRST STEP: Trace out your word

SECOND STEP: Lay out the first letter & glue at main points (to create letter)

THIRD STEP: Go back and glue down the loose pieces

The key here is to not be precious, haha, that is really a note for myself.  I get so caught up in making a DIY “perfect” I sometimes don’t enjoy it.  Lately I have been trying to have fun and love the moment of making something!  What a difference.  Is this hat perfect? No.  And that is ok.  I will most likely wear it this summer and it will be destroyed.

Also I will be featuring my peonies in everything for the next couple weeks!  There is nothing like growing something in your garden that is as beautiful as a peony.

I hope this simple DIY inspires you to try a new project!  You can’t go wrong.  Even if you totally screw it up, you can always fix it.    Did I mention this DIY cost less than $5 and only took about 5 minutes to make?

Go to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store and see if can find a summer piece to DIY.


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