Tuesday, August 27

DIY: Spike Cap;

Okay, so this Summer I saw a lot of spiked caps about, but a lot of them where a little more expensive than I'd like to pay. Then I thought really, how hard can it be to make one, and I thought I'd share it with everyone!

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First you're going to need to get: A pencil, a ruler (but I used a tape measure as I found it was easier), some STRONG glue, and some spikes.. and of course the cap, or hat that you want to use!

(Note: I chose to glue my spikes on because the screws that they attached too were too short to fit through the brim of the cap, however if your would fit, and you choose to do it this way then still follow my steps. When I choose to glue on the spikes, you will just have to make a hole and screw them on instead!)

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Okay, so grab the cap, hat or item of clothing that you want to add spikes to, and you're going to want to find the middle. I did this by using a tape measure, and running it down from the centre fold in the hat, this will be centre of the peak round about, but make sure you're happy with it before you move on to the next step.

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Once you've marked the centre with your pencil, (you can make these marks lighter so they're easier to rub off, but I did them darker so you can see) you're then going to want to figure out how far apart you want the spikes and then just mark this across the brim too.

I then measured 1cm in from the edge and placed a dot, this is where my spike will sit. Remember the width of the base of your spikes when you're measuring out where they should go. After this, you can just add a drop of your strong glue to both the hat and the spike, then just place it down, holding it for about 20 seconds to let it set, before letting go.

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Keep gluing the spikes all the way around the brim, keeping your eye on making sure they're all straight. Then you are done! Yay! You've made your self a perfectly nice spike hat, for pretty cheap. I found both the cap and spikes on Ebay, so everything was on a budget.

You can add as many spikes to your hat as you want to customise it, but remember how heavy it's going to make it, as you're going to want it to be wearable!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial, and if any of you out there decide to try making this, I'd love it if you would send me pictures to my Twitter @NovaAlexxander!