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How to Make a Pom Pom Band for Your Sun Hat

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I’ve been so completely consumed by the soon-to-be little one’s nursery I’ve been working on for the One Room Challenge these last few weeks that this month’s My Dollar Store DIY post truly snuck up on me! This series is always a reminder that the month is coming to a close. Time is just going by too fast! May is almost here which means end of the school year is approaching and those sweet summer months are on the horizon! This month’s theme is a DIY stylish accessory, of course made with dollar store supplies! I recently got a new beach hat and decided to give it a quick update. I made a versatile and interchangable accessory for it. Today, I’ll show you how to make a pom pom band for your sun hat!

You may see me occasionally share super cute jewelry and accessories on the blog, Instagram or Facebook every now and then. Because I’m a Stella & Dot Stylist! We recently launched our summer collection and I purchased one of our new beach hats.

DIY Beach hat trim - My Dollar Store DIY - This is our Bliss

The hat is a great fit comes with 2 interchangable bands and both are darling, but I found myself wishing it had a pop of color. After catching a peek at the adorable “off duty” text on the inside of the hat, I knew PINK was what the outside was missing!

DIY Pom Pom Beach hat trim made with Dollar Tree supplies - My Dollar Store DIY - This is our Bliss

I scoured my craft stash and came up with a third look! A Pom pom and stripe beach hat band using an old spool of black and white striped ribbon and leftover hot pink poms from this Dollar Store DIY Napkin Ring project from last year!

This quick hat update took maybe 5 minutes – no joke! Here is what I did…


DIY Pom Pom Beach hat trim - My Dollar Store DIY - This is our Bliss

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1 | Measure the circumference of your hot and cut your ribbon to that length. Mine was 22.5″.

2 | Lay your ribbon down and place your poms along the ribbon with desired space in between each one. I decided to use 2 black, 1 hot pink, 2 black, 1 hot pink, etc. as my pattern and they were spaced approximately 1″ apart.

DIY Pink & Black Pom Pom Beach hat trim made with Dollar Tree supplies - My Dollar Store DIY - This is our Bliss

3 | Place a small pea-sized dot of hot glue down and place your pom pom on top. Work your way down the entire piece of ribbon. 

4 | Take your small elastic piece and run a small line of hot glue down on the edge. Place one end of your ribbon on top. Then run another line of hot glue on the opposite edge of the elastic and loop the ribbon around to place the opposite end down on top.

DIY Pom Pom and Stripes Beach hat trim made with Dollar Store supplies - My Dollar Store DIY - This is our Bliss

5 | Finally, take your band and gently stretch it around the top of the hat.  I suggest making sure your elastic is at the back of the hat.  Grab your hat, toss it on your head and venture out into the sunshine!!

Dollar Store Pom pom hat trim - This is our Bliss

Again, all of FIVE minutes!!

This little pom pom band for my sun hat has me dreaming of all things summer! Such a bright and fun hat accessory!

DIY Pom Pom and Stripe Beach hat trim made with Dollar Tree supplies - Stylish summer accessories - My Dollar Store DIY - This is our Bliss


I’m already scheming up other ways to transform my new hat by whipping up more bands for my sun hat! How cute would it be to color-coordinate with your swim suit or beach bag?!!

Now, head on over to see what other stylish accessories the rest of the crew crafted up this month!

DIY Stylish Accessories made with Dollar store supplies - My Dollar Store DIY series April Edition

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Creative Ramblings

You can see the rest of my posts in the My Dollar Store DIY series here:

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  • kim
    April 27, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    How fun! I love the punch of color and that fringed bag is a fav of mine!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      April 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM

      Thanks! The hot pink was calling my name! I love that clutch so much – its such a fun one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ariel
    April 26, 2018 at 9:13 PM

    I love it! I just bought a wide brimmed hat for summer and was thinking about doing something like this as well!
    I’m totally going to steal your idea and use pom poms.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      April 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM

      Thanks!! I feel like there are so many ways to zhush up a plain sunhat!! pom pom away!