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5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hat Wall

Today I’m sharing a very quick (5 minute!) DIY project that involves dollar store summer hats to create a fun, cute, and on-trend DIY Hat Wall.


5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hat Wall graphic.

The other day I was at the dollar store looking for those cute mini clay pots I used in the clay pot succulent wreath that I shared last week, and I spotted all these super fun and cute summer hats for ridiculously reasonable prices.

Hats laid out on the table.

I thought, “hey, I should do a hat wall”… and then my mind starting wandering to all of the potential places that I could put a hat wall in our new house.  And, well, there aren’t many places left inside.  Tear down a few walls and you start to run out of display space.

SO… I thought, why not outside?  Right?!  I mean, it’s kind of a perfect little summer decor project so it suits an outdoor space perfectly.

We have this cedar privacy “wall”, for lack of a better word, outside on our deck that was screaming for something decorative to break up ALL. THAT. CEDAR.  I mean, don’t get me wrong – I love cedar, and the DIY cedar privacy screen that we built at out last hour was one of my favourite outdoor features.  But this one isn’t as much my fave, though it serves a very useful purpose of making our deck feel completely private and secluded.  It just needed a little dressing up, am I right?

A wooden slat fence.

After buying my dollar store summer hats, I grabbed a handful of push pins and set to work…

A handful of pushpins.

Done! Such a an easy DIY project!

Hats on a wooden fence.

I think it’s a fun and cute display, and love how it creates a cozy feeling in this little corner of our deck space…

The hats hanging on the fence beside a chair and a potted plant.

Close up picture of the hats on a fence.

The hats on the wooden fence.

Straw hats on the fence.

A wicker chair with a tie dyed pillow on it.

Plus, if anyone is over and it’s sunny and hot and they forgot a hat, well, there you go.  I guess I should hang a little bucket full of sunglasses beside them, right?  And maybe move the drink cooler over to that corner of the deck as well.

And, today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Summer DIY Ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series…

Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series poster.

Just click on the links below the images to be taken to their posts and see what they’re sharing today.  I’m blown away by all the awesome summer DIY ideas!

5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hit Wall at The Happy Housie
Anthro Octopus Knockoff at Craftberry Bush
Summer Activities Tree at The Handmade Home
Easy Ways to Bring Colour Into Your Home for Summer at Tatertots and Jello
Rustic Birdhouse Garden DIY Decor from the Dollar Store at The DIY Mommy

DIY Shell Planter Tutorial at Zevy Joy
Painted Wood Jewelry Dish at Paint Me Pink
DIY Beach Art on a Canvas at Shabbyfufu
DIY Concrete Vase at Place of My Taste
How to Dress Up Your Walls For Summer at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Liberty Burlap Party Banner at She Gave it A Go
Campfire S’Mores Gift Basket Idea at Modern Glam
How to Paint a Concrete Patio at The Turquoise Home
DIY Hanging Garden Trellis at A Pretty Life
DIY Coastal Window Box at Finding Silver Pennies

DIY Rainbow Book Art at Life is a Party
DIY Tabletop Marshmallow Roaster at Sincerely, Marie Designs
How to Make a Sign the Easy Way at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Bird House at Seeking Lavender Lane
Simple Botanical Watercolour at Lemon Thistle
DIY S’mores Bar at Clean & Scentsible

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20+ Summer DIY Projects To Try poster.

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  1. This is just adorable! I would love for you to share at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow! The party is live on my blog at 9:00 a.m. EST-Sat. a midnight.

    Happy summer!

    1. Hi Maureen,

      Yes – I thought of that. I don’t think I’ll worry too much about it unless we are due for a big rainstorm. They’ll dry if they get a bit wet… but when it pours rain we put all our deck cushions under cover as well, so I can just put them under cover at the same time if it seems like it’s so rainy they’ll get ruined:)

  2. Such a perfect summer project! I LOVE hats and they look so sweet on your cedar privacy wall. So true. You have plenty just in case a guest needs one 😉 x

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