DIY Christmas Cowboy Hat

3 Materials
1 Hour

I made this really cute cowboy hat for a western-themed Christmas party.

You need fabric paint, lots of glue and glitter and a feather boa to turn a plain white hat into something special. Let’s get going!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric cowboy hat
  • Red fabric paint
  • Mod Podge fabric glue
  • Fine red glitter
  • Lettering or applique
  • Red ribbon
  • Feather boa
  • Brush
  • Hot glue gun
Painting hat

1. Paint

Cover the top of the hat with red fabric paint. 

Adding glue

2. Glue

Once the paint has dried, paint a thin layer of fabric glue over it.

Do this pretty quickly, because you don’t want the glue to dry before the next step.

Adding glitter

3. Glitter

Sprinkle a good coating of fine red glitter all over the top of the hat.

Shake off any excess.

Adding glitter

Once that coat is dry, add a second layer of glue and glitter for a super sparkly effect.

Adding lettering

4. Lettering

While this second coat is drying, add any lettering or picture you want to the front with a hot glue gun.

Adding ribbon

5. Ribbon

Add a thin red ribbon around the crown with your hot glue gun.


6. Boa

Spread some hot glue in sections just under the brim of the hat.

Adding feathers

Attach the center of the feather boa to the glue line. 

DIY Christmas cowboy hat

DIY Christmas cowboy hat

I can’t wait to wear this! It sparkles so well in the sunlight!

You could save a stage by starting with a red hat, if you can find one.

What do you think? Comment down below.

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric cowboy hat
  • Red fabric paint
  • Mod Podge fabric glue

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