diy sequin embroidered sunhat

greetings from sunny florida! that’s right, i’m blogging during vacation but i was too excited about this diy not to share, especially since it’s so perfect for the beach.

when prepping for this much needed vacation – and i mean much needed – i was doing some shopping and came across this sequin embroidered hat by eugenia kim. maybe you’ve seen them around? suuuuuuper cute, right? i’ve even seen my girl kelly from studiodiy rocking it. the price, however, is not super cute so i thought i’d attempt to make my own version and i have to say i’m preeety in love with it. and the best part?! it was easy and cost only a teeniest fraction of the cost of the designer hat. diy success!

do not disturb hat eugenia kim

eugenia kim sun hat via keep


eugenia kim sun hat via bloomingdales

i love all of the witty and beachy sayings on the hat and i was so excited to make my own version

here’s what you need:

  • sunhat, i got mine from here
  • sequin strand from most craft stores
  • hot glue guns
  • sewing pins, optional but recommended!

total cost: under $30

you will need sun hat diy

sunny pinned sunhat diy

when i started laying out the sequin strand i was having trouble getting things to stay in place. my sister suggested using sewing pins to help layout the letters and it was so helpful and i highly suggest it

hot glue sunhat diy

once the pins were in place i used the hot glue gun to adhere the sequin strand down. i would suggest doing a little at a time and securing the points of the letters first and fill them in with glue.

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sunny skies for daysss! i mean look at that sunburn! but at least my hat is styling 😉 what do you think of this diy? could this hat be a new summertime staple?


diy: comic book patch sandals

hello friends! it’s been so long since i posted last and it makes me real sad. i promise i got some stuff coming up but i thought it might be fun to kick off with another edition of ‘catherine glue’s patches on her clothes’! if you didn’t get catch my last posts – studio diy-inspired embroidered patch shoes and my saint patty’s day elbow-patch sweater – check them out! i love customizing my outfits this way. they’re so unique and special and pretty and it really puts that extra bounce in my step!

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when i was doing my usual online window shopping (and loading up shopping carts with things i can’t buy right now) i stumbled on these amazing heels from asos (which i can’t seem to find anymore). seriously LOVE them. especially the pop-art comic book type.

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via shalicenoel instagram

and i had that thought… the one i have about so many things, and said to myself ‘i am totally going to make those’ and here we are!

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if you’d like to try at home, here’s what you’ll need:

  • flats or sandals, i used these!
  • patches, you can use any ones you want but i used this one and this one from the etsy shop, coolarific
  • E600 glue

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what do ya think?! i’m so in love, and i don’t think my obsession with putting patches on things is going to stop


friday five: egg-celent goodies

happy fry-day! the internet can cook up the funniest trends sometimes – some are egg-ceptionally funny and quirky and others are a bit egg-streme or egg-cessive and some are both.can you maybe see where i’m going with this? this particular trend i might lump in the ‘both’ category and is all about fried eggs. as a lover of emojis, flair and fried eggs this trend has me egg-sploding with delight! here are five examples from around the web as well as eight egg-celent goodies you can grab for yourself! i yolk you enjoy!

kelly always knows how to serve up a great DIY, i just love the the fried egg emoji balloons and the printable gift wrap -perfect for a brunch party or just because, i mean who can’t use more breakfast in their lives? via studio diy

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how cute are these mini patches?! perfect for breakfast lovers everywhere! via big bud press


‘eggplant’ by lizzie darden, via society6


i love lizzie’s style and artistic eye, she does a lot of food pun art (which seems to be a common theme for this post, ‘glitter brunch’ by lizzie darden, via society6

if you’d like to add some egg-celent goodies to your collection, don’t worry i got you covered! see some of my favorite below:

get the look eggcelent goodies-041. egg bag | 2. pajama set | 3. fried egg pin | 4. golden fried egg pin | 5. eggs cross body bag | 6. nice brunch tee | 7. i phone case | 8. plushie sticker

could you serve yourself a sunny-side portion of this egg-ceptional trend?