I am the Guest Designer today at ShesASassyLady!! I am also linking to Made It Myself Monday today. Today I am going to show you how to bling up a baseball cap. I have 2 boys who play ball right now and we spend a lot of time at games. I found this denim baseball cap on clearance a while back and thought it would be fun to add some bling to it.
I normally do not wear hats, and I am not a super-blingy gal. If you are, you can add more bling than I did to your own cap!!
I started out with a plain cap. I saw another baseball mom wearing a denim cap with some iron on patches and jewels, but I could not find a patch that I liked.
I made a template of a baseball and punched out holes where the crystals will go.
I taped my template to my cap.
I grabbed my Jolee's Jewel Hotfix Crystal Tool, Jolee's red crystals and my iRock clear crystals. I did not see that the red crystals were not hotfix (meaning there is no glue on the back). I was super disappointed, but tried to make do....
I decided to use all clear crystals.
I did not really like the baseball in all clear.
I was trying to decide whether to buy the right red crystals or Jewelry glue and the glue won!! I picked off the clear crystals one at a time and replaced them with a red one.
I have to say this was a pain!!! I really prefer the hotfix ones!! The crystals did not stick well to the denim. The glue came out in blobs and when I tried to wipe the excess off, the crystal would slide.
Thank goodness I had the right blue crystals!!! My oldest plays for the Titans, so I cut a "T" out of Varsit Letter so the inside was 2 inches tall. I ran it through my Xyron and stuck it to my cap.
I used my Jolee's Jewels to adhere the blue crystals (Tyler's team color) inside the T frame.
I wore my hat to Tanner's T-Ball game today. Tyler had a double header right after. Tanner was so excited that I was wearing a T Ball hat ~ at 5 years old it is all about him :0)
Thank you Sheila for the opportunity to share my project on your blog!!