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DIY Donut Floppy Hat


DIY Donut Floppy Hat

Happy June! Happy Donut Week! YES! June is the best month. It’s the kickoff to summer, it’s my birthday month and it’s the month that has National Donut Day! That’s right, Friday (June 6th) is officially National Donut Day and in honor of the beloved donut, I’ll be sharing donut themed projects all week… ending with a big donut themed giveaway!! And to kick it off, I made a donut floppy hat. Because… duh. I’ve been floppy hat obsessed recently and it occurred to me, “This kind of looks like a donut.” So I turned it into one. BAM! It’s easy peasy and so fun for summer!

DIY Donut Floppy Hat

Let’s do this!

DIY Donut Floppy Hat

Straw Floppy Hat (I bought this one and removed the decoration.)
Fabric-Safe Craft Paint in a Frosting Color (I chose Martha’s “Poodle Skirt”) and A Few Sprinkle Colors
Paint Brushes

Paint the rim of your hat using your frosting color, leaving a small border around the edge. You’ll want to do your best to get an even coat without going too too heavy on the paint. Make sure you do this on a protected surface as depending on your hat and your paint, a tiny bit of paint can seep through the straw. Let dry. Freehand paint your sprinkles all over the hat. I like to start with one color, placing it in various spots around the donut and then move to the next, so on and so on. Let dry. Done!

DIY Donut Floppy Hat DIY Donut Floppy Hat
DIY Donut Floppy Hat

In case anyone is wondering, the hat was still floppy and moveable just like it was before the paint! The paint is flexible so it just moves around with the hat!

  DIY Donut Floppy Hat
DIY Donut Floppy Hat
DIY Donut Floppy Hat
DIY Donut Floppy Hat

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I’m almost as obsessed with that mint wall that we found as I am with this hat! So now, instead of being known for wearing a bow.. I may just need to be known for wearing a gigantic donut hat… because I just can’t take this off!!!! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another donut inspired project!

And in the meantime, more donut DIYs right here!

This post is a part of the 12 Months of Martha program, all content and opinions are that of my own.


  • Brittni

    This is completely brilliant, Kelly. And that mint wall is so awesome.

  • Jenna

    This is the best idea ever ever. Thanks for the inspiration! <3

  • Amaila

    This is brilliant and I’m definitely making myself one of these for the summer! SO COOL!

  • Marie

    You are just awesome Kelly!! I have no words to describe my admiration for your work and what seems to be like an energy-packed life! so so cool!!
    June 6 happens to be my birthday, I had no idea it was doughnut day. I may just request a doughnut cake then 🙂

  • Fiona - Craft Hunter

    Well, this is absolutely genius. Who doesn’t need a donut hat, really? Love it

  • Annie

    This is so cute and creative! I love all of your doughnut posts, but this one has to be my fav! Beautiful pictures too!

  • April

    I seriously can’t get over how cute this is… I might… just have… to make this! Love Love love! <3<3<3<3

  • Ashley

    I have died and gone to donut heaven!!! Seriously this is amazing!! I am obsessed with donuts and loved these past few projects / recipes! Great tips! As far as real donuts are concerned, my fav is a glazed old fashioned cake donut, with a close runner up being a pink sprinkle cake donut…yummmmy! And I defn agree, #donutsdeserveaweek !!! So fun!!!

  • Julie

    There is one doughnut that is the king of them all — Maple Glazed Old Fashioned!

    • Elaine Leighton

      No it’s either pink sprink or old fashioned glazed

  • Kristen M

    i absolutely love that a lot of your DIY’s are donut themed! <3 favorite food, couldn't live without them.

  • Claireabellemakes

    Full on Donut cutness!

  • Lisa

    That is so fun! Such a cool idea

  • caisa

    hey I was just wondering if you sell those. I really love it just I’m not that artistic.

  • Alicia

    This is absolutely fabulous!! Xx

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