DIY Inspired Sequin Floppy Hat

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Happy Monday! Recently I’ve been coming across these adorable sun hats by Eugenia Kim that have different phrases written on them. I’ve been obsessing over buying one, however the $400 price tag is just not in the budget right now, especially for a hat… So I decided to re-create my own, and it was so easy and so much fun!

To start, I picked up a floppy hat at Marshalls, however you can find super cheap ones here and here. I would recommend getting a light sand colored one as that is what the original one is, however I am sure any color would look just as good! Next, I used this fabric glue and these sequins– which you can find at any Joann Fabrics store or online at Amazon. You want to make sure to buy a glue that dries clear (super important) otherwise you’ll be able to see it on the ribbon. 

Since the ribbon on the original one was black, I decided to use black sequins on this hat, but there are so many other colors and I plan to do one in pink soon too!  I sketched my letters onto the hat using a pencil (it really works and you can erase marks!) very carefully trying to make it as even and spread out as possible. Next, I used the fabric glue to go over the sketched letters which is the base to hold the sequin ribbon down. 

Laying the ribbon on the glue was definitely the hardest part- mainly because it’s so sticky, and also because it can be tricky trying to get the ribbon to lay the right way. This takes time and patience, but it’s definitely well worth it! 

Lastly, let it glue overnight! Any white that you see will go away after it dries, so it will come out clear and you won’t be able to see any of the glue.
TaDa!  There you have it, a Eugenia Kim inspired hat for less than 1/4 the cost.  I had so much fun making it and plan to make some more in the future.  What are some fun sayings you’d like to see on a hat?!



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  1. Preeti wrote:

    oh gosh how cute is this! such a great alternative to the expensive hats!

    xoxo, Preeti

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  2. Love it!! Definitely going to give it a try

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  3. SO cute I love it!! Nice job girl!! Hope that you had a nice weekend too!! 🙂

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  4. Adaleta wrote:

    Ahhh so cute, I love how easy this is & it's so cute. Great work! xx

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  5. I love that you did it yourself! people are definitely charging an arm and a leg for it!!
    Southern Elle Style

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  6. Cara! I am obsessed with this! I HAVE to make one of these for the beach this summer! TOO cute!

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  7. I can't wait to rock my hat this summer!! I did something similar but didn't take pictures :/ I also agree at $400 I only spend that much on shoes!! 🙂 Great post!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  8. Rachel wrote:

    Such a cute idea! And much more affordable than the designer versions out there

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  9. Amanda wrote:

    This hat is so cute! I'm gonna favorite this and make one for when I go to Lake Powell in June.

    Amanda ||

    Posted 4.18.16 Reply
  10. Ok so I seriously might copy this and if I do I'll totally give you credit! this is too cute!

    Taylor |

    Posted 4.19.16 Reply
  11. inggirl64 wrote:

    Bravo! This is seriously such a good idea!

    Posted 4.19.16 Reply
  12. Lydia G wrote:

    Nicely done! I have been seeing these hats all over my Pinterest page – glad you found a way to DIY it for so much cheaper!

    Posted 4.19.16 Reply
  13. OMG i can't stand how cute this is!! Love that hat!

    Posted 4.19.16 Reply
  14. Charlene G wrote:

    This is such a cute hat!! I love that you made it yourself!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

    Posted 4.20.16 Reply
  15. This pom hat is darling!! You did such a great job! Perfect for the beach!

    xo, Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

    Posted 4.20.16 Reply
  16. OMG this is genius! What a great idea! Love it!


    Posted 4.21.16 Reply
  17. If you have not been too much a fashion woman type, and this is the first time you are going for the fashion clothing, go for the professional guidance or tips or advice. Eugenia Kim

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply