DIY Fridays: Sequin “On Vacation” Sun Hat

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I have had this white basic sun hat from H&M for many years now and I have never worn it partially because it’s a bit too basic. I decided it was time to do something different with it. I remembered that I had this sequin trim and I have seen a lot of different sun hats with text (mainly by looking around at Polyvore.) I wasn’t sure about what text I wanted but I finally decided to write “On vacation” like the one in the picture below. I was considering to write “Beach please” or “Life’s a beach” but I thought “On vacation” was more versatile.

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  • The first thing I did was to use a pen to write the text I wanted on the brim of the hat.
  • Next I took the end of the sequin trim, removed a few sequins and then pulled it through where I wanted the trim to start using a needle. Then I tied it to the underside of the brim.
  • Then I started to pin the trim following the text I wrote.
  • Once I finished I began to sew the trim on. To avoid overlapping the trim in too many places I cut the trim at some places, tied it to the underside and then I continued with another piece.

That was it, super easy and if you want you can simply use a thicker thread instead of a sequin trim or use some kind of a marker to write with. You can also add other decorations like pom poms, flowers or ribbons; the sky is the limit. Have fun creating!

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Have a lovely day!

-Frida

 

 

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DIY Fridays: Monochromatic Painted Earrings

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Today I’m going to showing you how to make these white monochromatic earrings step by step. You can paint your earrings any color you like using either acrylic paint like I ended up doing or nail polish which gives a more glossy finish.

I started to paint with this white nail polish in the picture but I didn’t like the way it looked so I used white acrylic paint, which I painted on with my fingers to avoid too much texture. The pieces I used for my earrings came from old cheap jewelry from Asos, H&M and Forever 21.

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I started by adding the eye pins to the stud pieces (if you want you can use wire) and what’s so great is that you can use pieces that are tarnished because those will be covered up anyway.

I also added eye pins to the bottom of the stud pieces which I forgot at first and then I connected all the pieces using (tarnished) jump rings.

Then I moved on to painting and I did need a couple of layers to cover everything, I used a clear nail polish to seal the paint and I also painted roughly at the back.

That was it! So much fun to make and they look so cool. If you already have a pair of earrings you can paint those instead but because I have a lot of pieces from old jewelry I decided to reuse them.

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I hope you liked this DIY, don’t forget to follow! Have a lovely day!

-Frida