Wedding Season is officially in full swing! The Dolls love love -and are sure you do too! When wishing the best for our friends and family, it’s fun to add a little touch of heartfelt goodies here and there. This wedding season DIY is the perfect accessory for your favorite gal pal to bring on her honeymoon!
I’m sure you’ve all seen the divine “Do Not Disturb” hat by Eugenia Kim. It’s flawlessly cheeky and chic. It’s absolutely a-doll-able.
At a cool $450 …. just how much do you love it though… Enough to create your own, customized version for about $30?! Our sentiments exactly.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wide-Brimmed Straw Beach Hat (The Dolls picked used this one, available for $13.49)
- String of Black Sequins (We love this, available for $12.95)
- Fabric glue or all-purpose adhesive (Here’s what we used – don’t worry it dries clear!)
It totally depends on your comfort level with penmanship, but you can either pencil an outline on the hat, or simply use the glue to write out each letter. To be honest, penciling the outline is surprisingly a bit trickier, as the straw braiding in the hat means variations in depth.
Write our one letter at a time with the glue, and remember that there is perfection in imperfections. Make the font your own and have fun with varying heights, loopdy-loops – whatever you want! You do want to be careful to make sure the sequin side is always facing up, so use extra precaution while laying out the string.
Caitlin gifted the hat to one of her very best friends and sister… That’s right, Katie was Cait’s little sister in their sorority at SLU. Diamonds are forever.
From the time that Katie and Caitlin sat together in a dorm room eating ice cream (calories don’t count when you’re with your sisters) and discussing love lives… she has ALWAYS wanted a destination wedding.
If there is anything the two of us have learned – dreams do come true, fairytales do exist and diamonds are forever.
The wedding was an absolute blast – a gorgeous bride, beautiful location, wonderful people.
Waking up to white sand, clear blue skies and palm trees every morning set the vibe each day. After a winter in Chicago, Vitamin D was well welcomed!
The resort at Excellence Playa Mujeres could not be a better couples destination – we enjoyed everything from poolside drinks, tennis, golf and water sports.
One lost key and pair of sunglasses later… getting wild on the jet ski was totally worth it! Cait showed no fear on this bad boy, as her boyfriend held tight for dear life 🙂
How beautiful is this bride standing in front of us! #SquadGoals
“You guys – please go drink.” – says the least bridezilla bride I have ever met. Mojitos in Mexico mid photoshoot… Nailed it!
These girls were such a blast.
SWOON! This couple is so sweet, caring and best of all funny! Wishing them all the happiness 🙂
Guess who caught the bouquet?!!!!
My beautiful a-doll-able girlfriend did!!! And guess who caught the garter right after! : )
You did! #allthelove
Danielle Greco says
This is such a cute DIY idea for the bride! Those hats are adorable. That wedding dress is so stunning, I love the back! Congrats to the bride and groom!
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Thank you, Danielle! It was a beautiful wedding. XO
Jennifer L. } Modern Chic says
How the wedding looks amazing! And the hat diy is awesome. Just as good if not better than the $450 one.
Thank you, Jennifer! The bride loved it – such a fun surprise.
Totally loving the hat! What a great idea 🙂
I’m loving the rest of the photos too and so want to go on holiday now! 😀
Thank you, Nikki! It’s never too soon for a holiday 🙂
I loved the picture of the kiss with the guy’s hands on her back. SOOO sweet!
They are such a sweet couple! XO
What an adorable gift idea. I see that hat everywhere and I’ve had one in my online shopping cart for weeks but I don;t have the nerve to spend all the money on it. I never thought to do it as a DIY project.
Rachel @ Countdowns and Cupcakes says
What a great DIY project! And all the girls look stunning-love those navy dresses!
Neely Moldovan says
What a fun project! Those bridesmaid dresses are so pretty!
michelle mink says
i love diy projects that make expensive items affordable. the hat turned out so cute!
Looks like a beautiful wedding, and I loved the bride’s dress! I also love the hat…so cute!
Thanks, Shann! XO
Such a cute hat! And it looks just as good as the really expensive versions. Love this!
That hat turned out so super cute, but the wedding pics are perfect! Thank you for sharing, beach weddings are my fav!!
It was a beautiful time! Thanks, Doll 🙂
Shut UP!!! This is amazing! I didn’t realize how easy it is to make these – and to think they sell on Bloomies for over $400! I’m SO making one! Love love love!
Get it girl!! XO
Jessica Sheppard says
This is such a fun DIY!
Thanks, Doll! It was surprisingly quick too 🙂