Friday, September 24, 2010

Project Day: Restyling A Straw Hat












I love hats. But most of them I find so commercial, mass produced and plain boring! So I decided to vamp up a straw hat I had lying around. I used a vintage doiley $0.50c, and a vintage tea cosy $1.00, both from thrift stores, for decoration.
  • Take any existing trim off the hat. Remove any excess glue.
  • Spray a small round doiley with some spray adhesive.
  • Position the doiley on the hat making sure you start from the brim and work your way up.
  • Unpick the tea cosy flowers [ you can use any kind of crochet flowers or the like].
  • Sew the flowers and others onto the front of the hat using a needle and thread.
This project took about 25 minutes. It is a really easy way to vamp up an old hat. I guarantee you people will comment on such an unusual and unique creation!
Happy Weekend to you all, see you next week. Simone xx

36 comments:

  1. I love this so so much! I bought a hat last week and I am totally making this! Thanks!
    xo

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  2. That is one pretty hat:)
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  3. totally gorgeous, i love hats too but have never thought of making one myself. time to give it a go!!
    alicia

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  4. Very sweet. I love the way you make it your own :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  5. Hi Simone,
    That is cute and clever! Just last week I took one of my straw hats and put it out on the crafting table, it needs a new something or other, but I didn't know what to do. I like your idea, you've inspired me to think outside the box!
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  6. OOHH Simone..

    being a HATAHOLIC....this is an awesome & EASY project for little OLD MOIS!~~

    have a lovely weekend...xxx andrea

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  7. you are a genius!
    have a sweet weekend,
    justyna

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  8. So cute! I love using vintage doilies - to think of all the time that went into making one and you're able to pick one up for $1!

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  9. Heaven sent Simone!!! I love hats too. Just splurged on a Tigerlily hat for the caravan... We head off tomorrow. Have a great couple of weeks and will look forward to catching up with you on my return. Pruxxx

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  10. What a great idea Simone. Saw them in the shop today and they look fab! xx

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  11. this is so pretty :). Your projects are always so great.

    xxx

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  12. Clever idea Simone..
    by the way... love your ring!!! Have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

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  13. Cute - I love the crochet flowers! x

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  14. Oh, honey! You're so cool! ;)

    Super hat! Have a nice week end!

    Love, Solrosa

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  15. Awesome Idea, love it! Enjoyed your blog~
    Bristol

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  16. never thought of this. i bought this nice piece of 2 mtr cloth is bali very english rosy type, first thing that cross my mind is - YOU! I will snap few pics and post it. wait for the pics yah.

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  17. Now that's pretty darned snazzy!
    Brenda

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  18. i have restyled vintage hats before and they are so much fun to make!!! you can't mess them up and they turn out looking totally original. love that you blogged this!!! very sweet project.
    thanks so much
    sue

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  19. My daughters would adore this my friend...your head must be just bursting with creativity..do you sleep at night?

    Friday hugs. oxoxxo

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  20. As always you have made nothing much into something great :) It's adorable, and so simple.

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  21. Just discovered your blog and love it! Thanks for sharing such fun and creative ideas with your readers!

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  22. How cute is that! I've seen vintage crocheted items like that before and never thought of using them for different things! I may not pass the next one by.
    Chris

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  23. so cute + so simple!! love it!!

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  24. oh that is fun and timely considering all the races are happening this time of year

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  25. Querida obrigada pela visita e comentário.Você é muito delicada, espero que a sua filha goste da trança que Rayara fez em Aline. Gostei da postagem do chapéu ficou uma graça as aplicações de croche. Tenha um ótimo fim de semana. Beijinho

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  26. What a sweet hat! I would never have thought to up-style a hat in this way. Very clever! Hope you had a great weekend. Michelle

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  27. Woow, it's really awesome! Very great idea :)

    kaysens.blogspot.com

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  28. Lovely! I just bought some old doilies from a car boot sale the other day! All i need now is a straw hat :)

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  29. Pretty wicked! You never seem to run out of ideas!!! xxx

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