If you thought summer was coming to an end, you might be lacking some essential Vitamin D, ’cause there is so much summer to enjoy and sun to be (safely) exposed to. OK, sure- there may be Halloween decor starting to pop up in stores (I love Halloween BTW) but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t plan your next beach destination!
One of my favorite summer trends for 2018 has been the embroidered straw sun hats that have cute sayings like ” Out of Office” or “Gone to the Beach”.
This DIY was inspired by my thrift buddy, Chanel Little of @mytullekit to create our own custom embroidery sun hats! Like the sun hats stores with cute sayings along the brim, our ideas were similar, but we planned to use positive black culture colloquialisms like “Black Girl Magic”, Cute Blerd (black nerd), or “Melanin Popin” for our hats. HOW STINKING CUTE IS THIS?!
Chanel always comes up with gorgeously creative DIY projects and I highly encourage you to check out her other creations on her IG: @mytullekit for more inspo!
First task, find appropriate the sun hat. I found mine in store, but here are other similar options from Amazon.
Next, write down your ideas! What do you want your hat to say? Keep your phrase to about 2-3 words so that you have enough space to embroider on the hat and so others can read it!
Shots from behind the scenes of our photo shoot Chanel and I had this weekend with our hats!+6
Get to it!
- Purchase sun hat of choice
- Sequin Trim. Ours came from Micheal’s
- E600 Glue. Ours came from Michael’s
- Other accessories to decor as desired (flowers, beading)
- Pintrest for inspiration
- Eyeball or lightly trace what you want your hat to say. Use fabric chalk or sketch with a pencil your phrase.
- Most wording is done in cursive so take your time when deciding what you want to say. Have a friend review your penmanship to make sure it is legible.
- After you have carefully placed your sequin trim and have your spell out, begin using the super glue to place your words in place. [Tip] It might be easier to use sewing needles to hold down the trim while gluing so everything stays in place. E6000 is extremely durable and dries relatively quick, so be carefully, a little goes a long way.
- Let your hats dry for at least 30 minutes to ensure it is complete.
That’s it! I would say this project took all of 1 hour from start to finish!
Comment below what your personal embroidered sun hat would say?