My daughter is on swim team and though she adores it, her blonde hair does not. She needed a swim cap. No daughter of mine was going to wear a plain boring hat – oh no. In the spirit of Esther WilliamsI decided to take matters into my own hands and make her a floral vintage inspired DIY swim cap.
Vintage Inspired DIY Swim Cap – Make Your Own!
I love vintage swim caps with their colorful themes and plastic flowers. Why don’t they still make them like that! If they did I might not have been inspired to make my own DIY swim cap so maybe it is a blessing. Plus this way when you make your own it will definitely match your suit!
Making Waterproof Flowers for the DIY Custom Swim Hat
Cut out strips of material the size of the die cutting machine. Run through your machine and make as many flowers as you need to cover the entire hat. AGAIN – you can always free hand cut your flowers.
If you can find plastic raffia another fun option is to add kitschy retro loom flowers to your DIY swimming bonnet!
Stretch Your Swimming Cap
Before attaching the flowers stretch your swimming cap around a ball, mannequin head or something else to hold it’s form.
Attaching The Flowers to Your DIY Vintage Swim Cap
Use a strong waterproof glue that will stick to plastic. Liquid Fusion or Gorilla Glue are both good options. Attach the flowers to the custom swim cap randomly or in a pattern. This part is totally up you.
Allow the glue to dry at least overnight.
While you wait for the glue to dry, go ahead and try whipping up a pair of these DIY macrame lawn chairs. Your going to need somewhere to sit next to pool while you supervise the kids and pat yourself on the back for your handiwork.
Show Off That New Custom Swim Cap
Pool parties, swim practice, heck even a splash pad – my kid is stylin’ in her new DIY vintage swim cap. Now to make myself one!