Beach Please {Summer Hat DIY}

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat

I never used to be a ‘hat person’. But now I can honestly say I have a little bit of an addiction. And all the cute Summer hats I keep seeing everywhere ain’t helping. I’ve seen a variety of different versions online of big hats with writing on them and kept thinking ‘I can make that’- so I did just that. Hats can get a bit pricey, but I’m happy to say this wide- brimmed cutie cost me less than $10 (the hat I used for this DIY was $5 at IKEA folks!) and is super easy to make. I also love the idea of making a mini version with a kids hat for some cute Summer twinning (if you find one let me know!). Just pick a favourite word or phrase, pick up some thread or twine and glue. It’s. That. Simple. Pair with your favourite swimsuit and sandals for a beachy #ootd! See below for the steps.

Materials

Wide- brimmed hat (I bought mine at IKEA for $5- I also found a similar one on Amazon)

Black embroidery thread or twine (I doubled mine up and twisted it together so the design would show up clearly)

Fine- tipped marker

Hot glue gun

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat supplies

Directions

  1. Start by picking a phrase and writing the letters with the fine- tipped marker on the brim using dots or dashed lines

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

2. Using the glue gun, trace over the letters with hot glue, doing about 2- 3″ at a time so the glue doesn’t cool before you press the embroidery thread onto the design

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

3. Continue until your phrase is finished. For some letters like ‘a’, it might be easier to cut the thread and restart the letter rather than doubling over the thread you’ve already glued down

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial  Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat tutorial

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Summer DIY Beach Please wide brimmed hat

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18 Comments

  1. Aneta
    June 14, 2017 / 4:49 am

    Beach is my fave new swear word 😁 thanks for putting this together

  2. June 14, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Make me one!! heheh

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Samantha! It really is and when a DIY costs less than $10 I love it even more! 😉

  3. June 14, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I love this idea !!! I am totally going to make one of these now thanks for sharing ! ❤️❤️

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Thank Natalie, I hope you have as much fun making yours as I did 🙂

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks Shannon!

  4. June 15, 2017 / 9:45 am

    So friggin’ cute! You make it look easy.

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks Dee! And I promise it’s as easy as it looks!

  5. June 15, 2017 / 10:06 am

    I love this idea!! I just became a hat person this year too!! Can’t wait to make this!!

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Lol great minds think alike, right? 😉 Lol hats are just as dangerous as shoes I’m finding!

  6. June 15, 2017 / 11:37 am

    This is such a cute DIY! So easy, adorable AND inexpensive! Love it! I may have to make one soon!

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Thank you! I loved that it was a fraction of the price of some of the cute hats I’ve seen.

  7. Tamara Goyette
    June 15, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Need to go to Ikea and get a hat so I can try this. My fair skin needs a hat like that!

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Lol you and me both Tamara! 😉

    • katpetrunia
      June 21, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks Angela!

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