May 11, 2017
Dare I say that my 30th birthday is quickly approaching? I’m fully prepared to embrace my 30’s after how good my 20’s were to me. Having a June birthday also means summer is right around the corner. Growing up my birthday revolved around three things: school getting out for the summer, the beach, and celebrating with those closest to me. I realized the other day that I need a beach hat to shade my face (sign of turning 30) when I celebrate this year. I opted for a floppy hat but decided to add a little sequin flair. Birthday girl has to sparkle, right?
These adorable sun hats are popping up all over the place with hand lettering adorning the rim. I knew when I found these colorful sun hats in the Target One Spot for $5, I had to attempt to make one of my own. It was so successful, I made 4. Oops.
If you’re heading to the beach, lake, river, or simply out in the sun, you need one of these hats! In as a little as 30 minutes you can also have a sequined hand lettered sun hat to take with you. Don’t worry about getting the hand lettering look. I’ve got you covered where you will have flawless lettering on your sun hat.
Let’s Do This!
Step 1: Download and print the quote for your sun hat. Click below to download the one of your choosing:
Step 2: Cut around each word and then cut apart each letter. This will allow you to curve the words around the hat. Otherwise the wording will be too straight.
Step 3: Place a piece of carbon paper underneath the first letter. Make sure the lighter side of the carbon paper is facing up. Using your sharp tool, trace over each letter. Use a new piece of carbon paper for each letter. This will trace the wording onto the sun hat.
Step 4: As you trace each letter, take the time to trace over the markings on the hat with a pencil. This will help you tremendously when gluing the sequins on the hat.
Step 5: Apply the Amazing Goop by tracing each letter with the glue. You’ll trace the letters one at a time.
Step 6: After you’ve applied the glue to a letter, it’s now time to apply the sequin ribbon over the glue. Use your awl tool or stylus to move the sequin ribbon around once it’s down. You want rounded edges, not jagged, with your lettering.
Step 7: Repeat these steps until your wording is complete.
TIP: When applying the ribbon sequins, try to use one continuous strand. There will be times where you will have to cut the ribbon in order to start a new letter. Just keep in mind that you want to connect the letters for the hand-lettered/calligraphy look.
Step 8: Allow the glue to dry overnight before use.
This is seriously one of the cutest DIY projects I’ve completed. It’s budget friendly with amazing results! When you’re able to trace the lettering onto your sun hat, you don’t have to worry about your handwriting not coming out how you want it to. Time to go show off your cute, new sun hat.
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