DIY Rainbow Painted Sun Hat

The sun is starting to shine and it’s making me wonder why I even tolerate winter. And then I remember my obsession with tights… Nevertheless, this California-bred girl loves the warm weather! I’ve never quite jumped on the tanning bandwagon, perhaps due to disappointment with sunless tanning lotions. Or maybe it’s because of an abundance of adorable swimsuit coverups and sunhats. It’s hard to find the perfect hat for the summer, so we took matters into our own hands and made our own! The power of craft! This DIY Painted Rainbow Sun hat is a perfect balance. It’s a classic rattan, wide-brim hat, and did we mention it’s from Ikea? But underneath, there’s a peekaboo rainbow! Surprise surprise! It’s super simple and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Hat’s off to you!

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DIY Rainbow Painted Sun Hat

DIY Rainbow Painted Sun Hat

DIY Painted Rainbow Sun Hat


  • Woven sun hat. We bought ours from Ikea (for $3!)
  • Acrylic Paint in coral, pink, yellow, green, purple
  • Foam Paintbrush

DIY Rainbow Painted Sun HatInstructions:

  1. Measure out even rings around the bottom rim of the hat and mark with small pencil marks
  2. Beginning from the outside, paint rings of color within the marked perimeters. Be careful not to push down too hard with the paintbrush so that the paint does not leak to the top rim of the hat.
  3. Let dry.

Wear your hat to the beach, the pool, or the garden and brighten everyone’s day!DIY Rainbow Painted Sun Hat

Photography by Anna Killian | Crafting by Rebecca Young