After jewelry, hats are my favorite accessory. Straw, fedoras, caps, floppies, visors, cowboy, beanies, ushankas – you name it, I dig it. And just like jewelry, le chapeaux has the ability to relieve just about any wardrobe slump. This week, I’ll show you how to transform a simple floppy hat into something similar to Eugenia Kim‘s fabulous feather trimmed version in under 15 minutes. It’s that easy. Honestly.
- a felt fedora or wide brimmed floppy hat
- a 12-16″ trimmed ostrich feather
- glue gun
- tweezers or pliers
Remove any bows or bands around the hat. They were most likely attached using glue, which is very easy to remove from felt. Simply use a pair of tweezers or pliers to peel the glue from the hat. Felt is very resistant so this shouldn’t do any damage to the hat at all.
Place the feather around the base of the crown of the hat for placement. Using a pen, make a tiny mark where the base of the feather starts and another at the tip of the feather.
Run a thin, consistent line of hot glue along the base of the crown and between the two marked points. Hold the base of the feather with one hand and the tip with another. And working quickly while the glue is still hot, place the spine of the feather directly on the line of glue. Hold it in place for several seconds until it dries.
And just like that, you’ve made a feather trimmed felt hat.
Try different colors or even multiple layers of feathers. Have fun!
(felt hat courtesy of Wasteland; all images by HonestlyWTF)
Super lovely. You really got me into Diy. I did my first friendship bracelet. It wasn´t easy at first but now I know how it works. Thank you sooo much 🙂
Great DIY!! Love the blue with the tan fedora!!
I absolutely love it !!
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i love hats too, and this is a fabulous (and super easy) way to enhance a floppy!
that´s nice! xo, Alma
Original 😉 You have great ideas 😉
Looks so pretty!!! 🙂
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This hat is adorable and with your tutorial I think even I could manage this!
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this is cute but i think i’d stick to a little feather stuck straight up in my cap! 🙂
Love the color of the feather! great diy xx
It’s very original and so pretty. Very nice DIY.
That looks ncie and I always do something creative. I like posts like that. Have a great day.
So simple yet striking. Thanks for sharing xx
The hat looks so much funkier and cooler with the touch of colour and feather..great idea 🙂
Awesome DIY! Adds a great pop of color!
Just posted a DIY on my blog!
What a simple but effective idea, I don’t suit many styles of hats but I love the splash of blue!
Love the idea!
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cool!love it! 🙂
how gorgeous and unusual!
I love that you did such a bright feather on a tan hat. It’s bold and artistic. I also really like how the feather doesn’t go all the way around the hat.
I have always wondered if I could pull off a fancy floppy hat
. Love the blue
ohh i aodre this one!!!
This is so cool!
We love it! its so original!
I love that the hat is bold, but still wearable.
Great idea, and it looks wonderful…
awesome idea! love how you did it!! blue is such a cool color 🙂
Lovin’ it. I see more DIY hat projects in your future. Maybe something with sequins next time?
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That is just too cute…..
simply brilliant idea! xx
Seems like an easy but glamorous project that will revamp any hat!
Thanks for sharing!
I’ve been dying for a felt hat and this one is beautiful.
simple and beautiful diy, I love it
woow your hat looks great!! I love the idea with the blue feather! Now it is special and such an eyecatcher! Thumbs up:)
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I am really getting into crafts again recently and looking through your blog has given me some great inspiration. I might miss this one though as I am yet to find a hat which looks anything close to good on me!
The leather is really beautiful:)
a bit unrelated, but where did you get that necklace?? 🙂 it’s gorgeous!
Anyway, i can’t help but notice that the model wears amazing necklace and bracelet. Where did you get it? Or maybe you can make a DIY tutorials on those? That will be lovely!
That’s a great idea!
Love all your ideas! Have done your bracelets thanks to your very clear instructions and great photos. Thank you for a great blog! I’m hooked.
PS the hat is wonderful but also love the necklace and bracelets the model’s wearing. Where are they from?
Thanks for the link to our “nandu” page. Nandu is a term for trimmed ostrich feathers of the style used in this creation.
What a marvelous way of dealing with hats! I love it!!