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For a really quick and easy holiday project, try adding on-trend colour to a simple straw sun hat

Make it your own with your choice of colours and design, and then either wear it or display it on a wall in your home as a design feature. This is a great project for kids to try too.

You will need:

Hats before painting
Hat Painted in your own design
Finished - abstract geometric design
Hat Painted in your own design
Finished - confetti design

Top tip:  If you have lots of space to work, try a paint-splatter application. Or get the kids involved in painting their own sun hat in bright colours from the Resene KidzColour range.

If your hat is older and has marks on it, paint the hat exterior in one colour first using a Resene testpot before applying your design.

What you will need/Step 1
Step 1
Step 2
Step 2
Hang up or wear!

Step 1:  Take two straw sunhats and choose your designs and paint colours. Sarah decided to paint one hat in a simple confetti design, and the other in an abstract geometric pattern. She chose Resene Cosmos, Sunglo, Burnt Crimson and Resene Prairie Sand for her colour combination.

Step 2:  Paint your chosen designs using small artist’s brushes. Make it up as you go, or take inspiration from the examples in this project or online. Once dry, either wear or hang up somewhere on display!

Project and photography by Sarah Herring. 2020

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