• Hometalker
  • Clinton, TN

Make Your Own Script Sun Hat

4 Materials
30 Minutes

A little bit sassy, a whole lot of Southern this rick-rack script sun hat is perfect for lazy days at the beach or pool!
make your own script sun hat
Summer isn’t over quite yet…there is still plenty of sunshine, sand, and sweltering heat left here in the South! So let’s hold on to it just a little bit longer and protect our hair and face in the process from all those harmful UV rays.  I’ve got the perfect DIY to do just that with this fun and sassy script sun hat – Southern style!
make your own script sun hat
Step One: Decide on the sassy, Southern phrase for your script sun hat.
Honestly, this is the hardest part of the whole DIY! I settled on lollygag because it is the perfect description of how I spend my time at the beach.  Here are some other cute phrases I considered:

Just Peachy | Sea Salt & Southern | Sail Away | Hello Sunshine | Tickled Pink
make your own script sun hat
Step Two: Write out your phrase in a loopy cursive script with colored chalk.
Chalk is a good choice because you can wipe it off if needed.  I originally tried to use white chalk, but it just wasn’t showing up well enough.
make your own script sun hat
Step Three: Follow your writing to apply a thin line of hot glue.  Then quickly cover the glue with the rick-rack. Work in short sections, so that the glue doesn’t dry too fast.  Use the tip of your scissors to press the rick-rack down in the glue to avoid getting burned.
make your own script sun hat
Step Four:  Continue working along your phrase. With the cursive script it may be necessary on some letters to double back and lay rick-rack on top of rick-rack or you can cut it and re-start. I did this for the "a" and "g" so these letters didn't look bulky.

Now you are ready for some sand and sun, so hit the beach in your sassy, script sun hat!

Suggested materials:

  • Chalk
  • Sun hat
  • Hot glue
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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