Hats Off To Summer DIY Straw Hat Wreath

What do you do when your husband brings home a bag full of miniature hats? That is after you peel yourself off the floor because your husband came home with a bag of hats! 😮 He also came home with an Ashland wreath form that he found at Goodwill for $3. I mean really, the DIY summer straw hat wreath almost made itself.



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

Handmade Summer Straw Hat Wreath

This is such an easy peasy handmade wreath craft idea. My hot glue gun and I became the best of friends and the worst of friends. Ouch!



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

I still had my DIY Dollar Store Spring Garden Wreath hanging on the front door so it was time to finally switch it out for a summer door wreath. Nothing like waiting until the middle of summer, better than never as they say!



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

So here's where we started with the shopping bag full of assorted miniature straw hats.



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

I used a good majority of them but still have a few leftovers for future crafting potential.



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

What You'll Need To Make It

These are the other supplies I used to make the wreath. An 18-inch wreath form, and carnation floral picks and ribbon from the dollar store. The wreath cost less than $10 to make and what's not to love about that.



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

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Here's How I Made It

Seriously, this is going to be one of the shortest DIY tutorials I've written on the blog. Hot glue the mini wreaths onto the wreath form. BOOM, we're done!



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

Okay, maybe it's not THAT simple.

  1. Arrange the hats so they are balanced on each side.
  2. Place the largest ones towards the bottom of the wreath.
  3. Fill any voids with the smallest hats.
  4. Remove any old ribbon and embellishments from the hats, unless you like them of course. I kept the two pink ribbons because they go well with the florals and ribbon I'll be adding later. Plus they are unexpected with the rest of the hats being ribbonless.
  5. Wrap the rim of the largest hat with a pretty summery ribbon. Make a bow and glue it in the center.
  6. Arrange the faux carnations either in groups of three or odd numbers on either side of the bow and we're done.


See I told you it was easy!



An easy DIY Summer Hat Wreath idea with recycled miniature straw hats. A budget-friendly summer craft idea with thrift store and dollar store finds.

Now I get that not every husband comes home with a bag full of hats. Nor is it commonplace to find miniature hats en masse. But if you keep your eyes peeled you may hit the jackpot at a crafter's garage sale. You can always collect them over time during thrift store jaunts.



But if your quest for miniature hats is unsuccessful, I've got more handmade wreath ideas for you either on my DIY Wreath Ideas page or my DIY Seasonal Wreath Ideas board on Pinterest.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this handmade straw hat wreath for summer. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



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  1. How cute and adorable is this, Marie! I love everything about it! Kudos to hubby for bringing that goodie bag of hats home! What a gem!

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    1. Thanks so much, Gail, I'm glad you like it! He finds the most amazing things for me for potential projects and blog content. I'm blessed.

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  2. Mmmmmmmmmmm, where on earth did your hubby find all those adorable little hats :D What a cool find and what a brilliant way to use them too. Our fairies are always moaning about the harsh African sun, so if a few of yours magically disappear, just let me know and I'll check if our fairies maybe cast some kind of long distance transference spell ;-)

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    1. A crafter must've unloaded her stash and I'm the lucky gal who got them thanks to Mr. Frugalista. Ha ha ha, Michelle, actually...there are a few tinier ones in that stash that would work for your little fairies and I did think of you when I saw them. Now if it weren't so crazy expensive to send them across the pond.

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  3. So stinkin' adorable, Marie. I'm also loving that your husband thought enough to bring them home for you. Bonus points. 😊

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    1. Thanks so much Larissa! 🤗 He loves to frequent nearby thrift stores on his lunch breaks and always comes home with interesting finds that he thinks I could use or turn into something. I'm a lucky gal!

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  4. Wow, your wreath is so unique and pretty! You're lucky to have a hubby who has an eye for potential projects. Mine will go kicking and screaming to the Habitat ReStore with me, but that's it. :)

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    1. I'm definitely lucky to have someone who enjoys thrifting as much as I do. I was a little skeptical about his bag of hat choice but in the end I'm so glad I found a purpose for them.

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  5. Very cute, love the different size of hats!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Christine, it was a fun project and I'm so happy to have found a purpose for all those hats. LOL

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  8. This wreath is so awesome! My friend has really got me in a straw loving mood, and I am just in love with this. Now, I need to keep my eyes open when we visit the thrift stores. I picked this as one of my features at this week's party.

    Alexandra
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    1. Glad you like my summer hat wreath, Alexandra and I so appreciate that you featured it this week at our party! I hope you find a bunch of straw hats during your thrifting adventures. Sometimes you can find them at the dollar store too.

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  9. I think you ought to figure out the cost of buying those hats retail! Your hubby is a treasure for thinking of you! I am a dollhouse fan and love decorating the small hats for my dh people! If you have small ones (like with a fist or slightly smaller head size, it is great and easy to decorate the hat, fill it with potpourri (I add more essential oil on a cotton ball), then glue tulle or fine lace over the underside of the hat brim. Add a hanging ribbon and they are great closet sachets! If it is hung on the inside of the door, it scents the area every time you swing the door open! I love 5 min projects!

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    1. I have one hat leftover that would be perfect to turn into a sachet and I have dried lavender from my garden to fill it with. The others were Barbie size so those went into the Barbie clothes bucket for my granddaughter when she gets the dollhouse I've been working on.

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  10. I love this so much Marie! I would have never thought of doing this with straw hats! Thanks so much for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday - I'm featuring you at tomorrow's party!

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    1. I'm glad you like my idea for all those hats. Thank you so much, Michelle, for featuring the hat wreath! xo See you at the party 😀

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  11. Great feature on Farmhouse Friday! I would have pealed myself up from the floor too if my hubby came home with a bag-o-hats! Super nice to think of you! Love what you did with them and I bet your door is the cutest on the block!

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    1. I was thrilled to see Michelle featured my wreath this week. Thanks for popping over from the party, Cindy! I've given Mr. Frugalista the official "IF Buyer" title because he does this so often. His favorite thing to do on his lunch hour is go thrift shopping - works for me!

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  12. Marie,
    What a cute idea. I have lots of those little straw hats and wondered what to do with them. This is so easy and adorable. Love the floral touches and the ribbons. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, another person with lots of mini straw hats. So glad you found inspiration for them here!

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  13. This is absolutely adorable, Marie! I've come across bags of those hats at church sales; next time I'm scooping them up! Pinned!

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    1. Oh yes, definitely grab those bags of hats next time, Lora!

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  14. Marie,
    OMG, I love this hat wreath. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/05/thursday-favorite-things-party_27.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. I'm glad you like my summer wreath idea, Bev, and thank you so much for the feature!

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  15. This wreath is both darling and wonderful. I would have been just as shocked if my husband had brought home these items too. Love this project and so glad you shared it with us this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you Donna, I'm glad you like what I did with all those little hats!

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  16. Your wreath is just darling Marie! So creative and unique too. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you, Debbee, that means a lot coming from you, a wreath making rock star!

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