Customise your own Summer Hats

We have a bit of a hat obsession in our house — an obsession which I encourage during these hot, sunny summer months. As the Australians say: Slip, Slop and Slap — slip on a shirt, slop on some suntan lotion and slap on a hat (do correct me if I have got that one wrong).

I love little straw hats but, as ours do get lost on a regular basis, I am finished with buying anything expensive. So I decided to do a little customisation job and am pretty happy with the results! I picked up some simple, little straw hats from a hat shop here in Paris (I love this place, I don’t think it has changed in 50 years) and some pretty ribbons from another one of my favourite places, Entree des Fournisseurs.

I glued the ribbons on with fabric glue and results were really cute. Problem is now I REALLY don’t want to girls to loose their hats! I have added a few photos of how I customised the hats… it is so easy, I think it took me about 10 mins to do!


Comments (8)

Courtney in London
July 19, 2011

What a great idea. Your hats are SO cute! And it seems even I can do this project.

Esther in Amsterdam
July 19, 2011

Adorable. Great inspiration! Will have to pick up that cute fabric band in Paris, doubt if I can find it in Amsterdam… xxx

July 19, 2011

Adorable! I really love this idea. So creative and cute.

July 20, 2011

Hi Emilie you were close. It is slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. Being Australian this was drummed into me as a kid and still remember the song from the commerical like it was yesterday.
I love what you have done here, I have done a similar thing with all our hats. In fact my parents have a basket of straw hats for all the family just outside the door near their pool. Maybe I will add some ribbon to some next time I am over.

July 20, 2011

We have aded a new line to the slogan.. slide on sunglasses!

July 20, 2011

Very close… Slip, Slop and Slap — slip on a shirt, slop on suncream and slap on a hat – it was a television ad from the 80’s… all 30 something aussies know that jingle!!

Veronica Diaz
July 20, 2011


Emilie in Paris
July 21, 2011

Ha, Maraka and Rebecca, glad I learnt something hanging out with my Aussie mates for years in London!

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