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! If you need an affordable hat I found some online for under $20!
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 piece, 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? Not into the DIY but want an affordable hat? I already did some research for you!
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