DIY summer hat with mother of pearl


How to embellish a hat with mother of pearl elements

diy summer hat with mother of pearl
How to embellish a hat with mother of pearl elements

Summer is still with us and it is not too late to buy a hat to embellish it. Or do like I did and use a hat that you already own to follow this DIY summer hat with mother of pearl tutorial. This very simple 1 hour project is perfect for beginners!

Let’s begin this tutorial on how to embellish a hat with mother of pearl elements!

DIY summer hat with mother of pearl

Carole Cardinal photography
Paper fiber yarn hat

For this 1 hour project easy DIY I used a hat that I already owned. The hat is made out of paper yarn, similar to linen fibers, paper yarn has a wonderful crispness which is part of its charm.

The hat was originally decorated with some mother of pearl buttons and other sea shell elements stringed on a knotted raffia cords.

Mother of pearl elements to decorate a summer hat
Hat original decorative elements

I wasn’t wearing the hat often because it’s beige and peach colors were limiting on possible wardrobe matches. I wanted to add some blue components in order to extend it’s versatility and to bring a beach feel to it’s overall look.

Mother of pearl elements to decorate a summer hat
In the center, the new chosen elements

I found these light blue mother of pearl flower shaped beads and some aqua/turquoise sea shell components. I also purchased this round mother of pearl ornament. Not sure how I will integrate the round element on the hat but it was on sale for 70% off, I couldn’t resist.

how to embellish a hat with mother of pearl elements
String the elements on a raffia cord

To start I used some raffia cords that were around another hat. You can view it here DIY decorated summer hat. I threaded my new chosen elements on a single raffia cord and I alternated the flower shaped beads with the sea shell pieces.

To distribute the new elements around the hat; I braided the new raffia cord with the original ones by passing the new raffia cord over, under and between the original cords.

Braid the raffia cord with the existing cords to decorate the hat
Braid the new cord with the original raffia cords and distribute the new elements

Here is a close up of how I braided the new raffia cord with the original ones. You see how I distributed the new blue and aqua/turquoise elements between the existing beige and peach ones around the hat.

Now let’s see what can be done with that round mother of pearl element!

how to decorate a summer hat
Sew the round element on the center front of the hat

I threaded a raffia cord and sewed the round element in the center front of the hat. To fix it in place I passed the needles 3 times around the top and the bottom part of the circle openings.

Add mother of pearl elements to decorate a summer hat
Add a laser etched mother of pearl button in the center of the round element

The round central element looked out of place by itself, I went to my stash and found this laser etched mother of pearl button ….. the button looked perfect sewn in the middle of the circle and it tied the elements together. Do you agree?

Here is the result of this1 hour project easy DIY

DIY hat embellished with mother of pearls elements
DIY hat embellished with mother of pearls elements

 

Et voilà!

DIY embellish a paper yarn summer hat
DIY embellish a paper yarn summer hat

 

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DIY Summer hat customized with mother of pearl elements
DIY Summer hat customized with mother of pearl elements

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Au revoir!

 

 

 


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