While visiting my local thrift shop, I spotted a straw hat. It wasn’t the prettiest. But I knew it had potential. Today I am going to share how I designed my own Thrifted Straw Hat Boho Style Makeover.
With just a few components and a little time, you can have a stylish, fun and one of a kind hat for just a few bucks!
I just love hats. Baseball caps, visors, straw hats, knitted hats, you name it, hats are a great way to accessorize your wardrobe for any season.
I also love thrifting. Whether it’s for clothing, furniture, home decor or even hats. Thrifting is a fun past time with some great deals. Do you shop at thrift stores too?
What you will need to design your own Boho style straw hat:
*Simple straw hat (I bought mine at a thrift store at half price. So it was $2.25)
*1 yard chunky lace
*4×6 inch picture frame-You will see why in the tutorial list below
I started out by cleaning my thrifted hat with disinfectant. Then taking off the ribbon. It wasn’t the look I wanted so it had to go.
The package of cotton embroidery thread found here was just what I need. The various colors will be ideal for this project. But, you of course, could design your hat with all one color, different tones of any colors you like, such as pastels or even Holiday colors, like Halloween, Christmas or Easter. Let your creative juices flow to create YOUR own hat.
Swimming and the ocean are my favorite places to be. So my hat is designed for that.
While watching a few home design shows on HGTV , I made my own tassels with the tutorial I wrote here.
Once the tassels were done, I used hot glue to attach each one to the straw hat. I chose to measure them evenly around the hat, while using a simple color pallet.
The next step was the adhere the chunky lace around the base of the hat, covering the tops of the tassels. This would still allow the tassels to flow or “swish” in the wind as I walk or swim. Cute, huh?
At the end of the lace, I tucked the end in as to cover the frayed edges, as seen in the picture above.
Before adding the buckle. I wove a short piece of lace through the buckle and used hot glue to attach it.
This will give the appearance that the long piece of chunky lace is actually woven through it, without being top heavy or flopping around.
I can’t even express how pleased I am with my Boho Style thrifted hat makeover!
I have worn it out to the pool and to a recent beach trip. And I have gotten SO many compliments!
It’s one of a kind and cost me just a couple of dollars to make. I love when that happens, don’t you?
I hope you have enjoyed my latest thrifted find creation. This Thrifted Straw Hat Boho Style Makeover was so much fun and a great creative outlet for me. I hope it is for you, too.
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Make it a great day.
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