How to Make a fun DIY Kentucky Derby Hat! Tutorial directions and supply list included to make this stylish fashion accessory for the horse races!
Hello everyone! Today is the Kentucky Derby and my husband and I are invited to our first Kentucky Derby Party! There will be prizes for the person that chooses the winning horse and also for the best Kentucky Derby Hat.
To celebrate the esteemed tradition of wearing big and beautiful hats at the Derby (and who doesn’t like to win a prize!!) I transformed a hat I had bought at TJ Maxx last week.
Since we’re Canadian, I am ‘hooking my hat up’ with some Canadian culture!
Here’s the hat before:
And here it is after:
The front….Maple Leaves galore:
The back…..See the cute little beaver and the Canadian flag?:
How to Make a Fun DIY Kentucky Derby Hat:
Faux maple leaves
Paper Wrapped Wire Stems, 6 pack
Hot Glue Gun
Canadian Flag Toothpick.
Take a paper wrapped wire stem and bent it at the end to form a hook.
Hook it onto the black banding in the flower area so it doesn’t show.
Attach maple leaves to the wire stem with hot glue.
Attach beaver onto one maple leaf with hot glue.
Hand sew this leaf onto brim of hat with white thread (so the thread will not show underneath).
Poke the toothpick into the same maple leaf and bend the bottom of the toothpick to make a small L shape.
Hot glue this part of the toothpick onto the bottom of the maple leaf so that the toothpick flag will stand up straight.
That’s it! You’re done!!
I hope you like my tutorial on How to Make a Fun DIY Kentucky Derby Hat!
And enjoy the race!
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