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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?!