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DIY Sequined Text Sunhat

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This ‘Hatters Gonna Hat’ sequined text hat DIY was truly a Mr. Kate team effort (meet the team in Office Goals!). Kelly and I did the text and Sofia (aka Sofreaky or Slayfia) modeled it out on Santa Monica beach near her home.

I’m a big fan of skin safety and a wide brimmed hat always makes a good protective and chic accessory during the spring/summer months. But #whynot also have that hat make a fun statement!? Sun hats with scripted rims became popular a little while ago, and I decided for this summer to take that trend and turn it on its head. Taylor Swift might have said that the haters are gonna hate, but as far as I and my facetious headwear are concerned, it’s more like hatters gonna hat!

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Prep It:

Sunhat with a wide brim
Thin sequin ribbon
Pins
E6000 glue
Scissors
Pen
Paper

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Do It!:

  1. Plan the placement and text of your hat on a piece of paper. This is the time to consider how many letters you’d like to fit on the brim, the curve of the words, and the spacing. Tip: you don’t want the end of your saying to connect or run into the beginning of it because it might lose or confuse the meaning!
  2. If you’re spelling out multiple words, the goal is to only use one piece of sequin ribbon for each word. Think of how you’d move a pen if you couldn’t lift it off the paper. Start laying out your word, pinning frequently and securely as you go along. Once you’ve finished placing and pinning the first word, assess if the size and script is how you like. Make adjustments if needed!
  3. To put some permanence into this situation, slowly unpin the word, one pin at a time, and dab some E6000 glue on the underside of the ribbon and press down as you go.
  4. Let the glue dry, and voila! Let your hair down and give some serious shade (in a good way!)

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