beach bound… (and a beach hat mini tutorial)

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Our house is a hustle and bustle of grocery shopping, Target runs, packing, and crafting this week as we get ready for our big beach-y spring break trip (starting this Friday- WOOHOO!).  I love the packing part of traveling… the flurry of vacation-related activity makes me super excited for the trip itself (unpacking, on the other hand, is a totally different story- perhaps because it signifies that our trip is over instead of still coming).

Anyhow, during one of our aforementioned Target runs, I was planning on picking up a beach hat or two for Burke (SPF 60 is not enough to protect the Fair Skinned One’s head from the sun).  Seven bucks is a little steep for a beach hat, considering that the dollar store’s shelves are abundantly stocked with similar head covers, minus the all important chin strap.  So I picked up a couple chin-strapless hats (see above), came home and turned them into beach hats.  It was so simple, it can’t even be considered a tutorial…

Just snip (I cut the ties off of a couple of halter tops from my to-be-refashioned collection)…



And you’re DONE!

***I’m not finished with these yet, but I thought I’d give y’all a little glimpse of some of the other before-beach-crafting around here (please ignore the blurry-ness of the picture and the randomness of the outfit- haha!)… See those pants?  Beachy, right? I can’t wait to show you the finished ensemble… stay tuned!

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  1. That is really cute. I need to make one for my daughter! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

  2. Cute!! What a very cute model you have there! Have fun on Spring break!!!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

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