DIY Derby Hat
Kentucky Derby hat ideas don't get much easier than this.
Learn how to make your own gorgeous Kentucky Derby hat to wear on the big day! This DIY Derby hat starts with a basic hat and ends with all the embellishments you desire. Choose your favorite silk flowers, patterned ribbon, gemstones, and more to decorate your hat. This is the focal point of your entire outfit, so make it as much of a statement piece as you can! It's so easy to make when you simply arrange your embellishments as desired and hot glue them in place. No matter if you're lucky enough to go to the Derby itself or are simply heading over to a friend's party, you'll want to appear wearing a fantastic new hat.
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Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts
Project TypeMake a Project
- An oversized hat
- Any other embellishments you want!
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
Cut the ribbon to fit around the hat with extra length to tie a bow. Glue in place, and tie the ribbon around the hat.
Cut the stems of the flowers down to a five inch length. Lay the flowers on the hat where you want them, and glue them in place.
Last, add any other jewels, feathers, or embellishments to your hat.
Your hat is ready!
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How would you decorate your Derby hat?