Words and images courtesy Billabong.

Straw hats, we can’t be without them during summer. As you barely wear nothing much more than a bikini and a hat at the beach we though it would be fun to make a hat that embraces the ‘flower crown’ trend. It will definitively be the crowing glory of your beach outfit.

We used a mix of fake flowers and fresh leaves so it creates a nice balance and your hat doesn’t look too cheap. However feel free to use fresh flowers for a shorter lasting hat that has a bigger wow factor. You can also sew flowers and leaves in a small bunch on one side of the hat or use only flowers or leaves, options are endless and process quite easy. Just make sure to have fun!

You need:

Straw hat

Fake flowers (we bought 2 floral headbands and cut the flowers from them)

Fresh leaves

Needle and thread

Pins (optional)

1 Arrange the flowers along the hat until you find the placement that pleased you. Make sure to use flowers of different shapes, sizes and colors for a better result.
2 Once you are happy with the result you can pin the flowers so they won’t move during the sewing process.
3 Start sewing the flowers making sure to tighten them well against the hat so they won’t move. Sew the flowers one at time.
Once you’re done, arrange the fresh leaves among the flowers and sew them.
And voilà!

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