Spring Hat

Recently I needed a hat for an event that I was attending, so I decided to dress up a plain sun hat with some foam flowers and ribbon. It was a simple project that served its purpose well.

I used my Pazzles Vue to cut the parts for the flowers from thin foam sheets of various colors, and I cut the leaves and stamens from paper, as I didn’t have foam in the colors I needed for these. Color can be applied to the cut foam by sponging with alcohol or distress inks, if color variations are desired.

The foam is shaped using a heat embossing tool. The heat causes the foam petals to curl . The longer the foam is heated, the more it shrinks and curls. The petals may be used singly, or layered with 2 or more layers to get the look you want. I used two layers on each of my flowers. The top layer of the white flower has the back side up, for a different look. I shaped the leaves and triple layered stamens using a hand embossing tool on a foam mat, then glued the layers together. The pearl sticker in the center added a nice finishing touch.

I glued a strip of rhinestone bling to a satin ribbon to wrap around the base of the hat brim, and glued the finished flowers to the brim.


Floppy Sun Hat
1mm thin Foam Sheets
Heat Gun
Pearl stickers
Lavender satin ribbon
3/8” Rhinestone Trim
Flower Shaping tools
Moss Green 80# text shimmer metallic paper
Recollections Yellow Cardstock

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