Monday, November 18, 2013

diy: Pearl Beanie


 

Equal parts edgy and sweet, I'm head over heels in love with this week's DIY! The pearl flat backs - which I found in the Scrapbook section of Michael's - add a feminine touch to this maroon Men's beanie I picked up at Target. Inspired by the classic vibe of pearl details, I knew I had to use them in a cool weather project.


This is also another quick and easy one - ideal for a chilly weekend afternoon. Keep reading to see how I made it!




Supplies:

- Beanie
- Flat Back Pearl Embellishments
(From the Scrapbook section at Michael's. I bought 2 packs of 56 each, and used about 34 on EACH side of the beanie)
- Fabric Glue
- Recommended/Optional: Sewing Pin
(To help with precision and ease during glue application)
 

1) Lay the beanie on a flat surface and determine the placement of the flat back pearls. You'll be working with one side of the beanie at a time.

Flat back pearls from the scrapbook section will typically have an adhesive backing, but you'll obviously need a much stronger bond. That's where the fabric glue will come in.

Note: I spaced the pearls about 1.75 inches apart. There was about 2 inches in between the "rows". You can use a straight edge while determining each row, or you can just eyeball it!

2) One by one, add a dot of fabric glue to the beanie. Repeat until the entire side is complete, then let dry completely. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 on the reverse side. Once that's dry, you're good to go.



Xo, Kirsten

9 comments:

  1. I like it very much! And it seems so easy to make...

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  2. This is so friggen awesome! I thought you hand sewed all the pearls on... love that you didn't! Such a great use for scrapbooking materials.
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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  3. Is the hat made by yourself?
    I love the pearls on it.

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  4. What a lovely result! And it seems so easy!

    Many kisses
    Angelina - http://www.just-angelina.com/

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