If you saw my Beach Bachelorette Party post, you saw the hats I DIY’ed for the event. These hats were a huge hit amongst the guests, and apparently, my readers as well (thanks for compliments, guys!).
I didn’t want to hoard all the fun for myself, so here’s a tutorial on how to make a floppy hat of your own! I even included some templates, just in case. Enjoy!
P.S. If you make one, be sure to tag me in your Instagram photos (@audreyhirschl). I can’t wait to see what you create!
– Plain floppy hat
– Tacky glue
– Sequin trim
– Pom pom trim
– ScotchBlue painter’s tape
– A piece of cardboard
– X-acto knife
– Ultra fine permanent marker
– Cardstock (or another type of thick paper)
Print out the template on cardstock, or another thick-er paper.
Cut along the letter lines with an X-Acto knife. Be sure to cut all the way through the paper! This will ensure that you can get through the paper with the Sharpie later on.
Use the Blue Painter’s Tape to hold the words in place on the hat. Be sure this is where you want the words to go–no going back now!
Carefully trace through the cuts in the paper, along the letters.
Trace your letters with glue, one word at a time. Carefully put down the sequin trim in one piece, and cut the trim where you need to.
Dot your I’s and cross your t’s! Also, use the same glue to place the pom pom trim around the brim of the hat if you please.
Wait for everything to dry, put some sunscreen on, and enjoy the sunshine! Happy summer!