Happy Monday friends! Pom Poms and Tassels have been all the rage this year so it should be no surprise that they’ve found their way to sun hats for the beach! A month or so ago, as I was wandering aimlessly through TJMaxx (always dangerous!) I came across a cute Pom Pom Beach Hat with pink pom pom trim. I stalled on purchasing and I’m so glad I did. On my next stop I walked past the craft and fabric section and found a roll of pom pom trim identical to the trim I had seen on the hat! Why spend $20 or more on a hat that you can make for less than half the price?!
That’s how this cute DIY Pom Pom Beach Hat was born!
Here’s what you need:
Make Your Own Pom Pom Beach Hat
Step 1 – Find an affordable straw beach hat that could use some flair.
Either find an old hat from your closet, head to the local thrift store, hit the Target dollar spot (that’s where I found this one!) or try some of the $3 hats from Walmart.
Step 2 – Grab some pom pom fringe and fabric glue.
Since I had just used this great fabric glue in my DIY No Sew Envelope Pillow, I thought I would see if it would work for this project and it did! The wind was insane when we shot the beach photos above and yet the tassel trim still stuck, even as I grabbed and held on to my hat for dear life!
I found my pom pom trim for $3 at Walmart but I’m sure you could pick it up from any craft or fabric store. This rainbow pom pom trim is adorable (reminds me of this hat) and with this multipack you could add pom pom trim to your hat, sandals, bag and swim cover-up (though that might, in fact, be a bit excessive…lol).
Make sure you buy enough to go around the hat! If you want to put it around the center part of the hat (example 1 | example 2) you will only need one spool. For a larger floppy hat like this one you will probably need 2 spools of pom pom trim.
Step 3 – Apply fabric glue to edge of hat in sections.
There are all kinds of glue you could use for this project but the fabric glue I used isn’t sticky like a hot glue gun so I recommend doing a little bit at a time so that the trim doesn’t slide off the hat. Just like in the DIY Envelope Pillow tutorial, it’s best to spread the glue a little with a paintbrush before pressing on the trim. Press and hold briefly and then let dry for 10-20 minutes. Keep going, all the way around the hat until you’re done!
For more pom pom hat inspiration, see below!
How would you used Pom Pom trim? Let me know in the comments below!
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