Sunday, June 17, 2018

{ DIY Distressed Vintage Baseball Cap Tutorial! }

Oh Sunday you've been great to us!! We celebrated Father's Day Saturday with my dad because he works on Sunday. We brought him his favorite Chinese  dinner, banana split & lotto tickets hehe. Father's Day was special this year because my dad was battling cancer for most of the year & he's now free & clear- THANK YOU HIGHER POWER! Anyways we've been busy with summer stuff & just life like everyone else & I forgot to blog a little DIY project I did a few weekends back at 10pm  haha..typical Paige right?! As I was grabbing this baseball cap & running out the door today for a little day trip { I can't wait to share why } I remembered I had never shared how to distress/age/vintage-fy/worn whatever you call it. Little fun fact about me, I don't care for things that look super new in most cases. I like the age spots, chippy & rustic look more than something that looks brand new most of the time. I bought this hat at Target a few weeks back while looking for something patriotic & a new hat because let's be honest I live in them with this long crazy & now grey hair haha. Anyways I got it for $3 & thought ehhh for the price I'll do something with it & I did!!! Keep reading below for the SIMPLE tutorial..



** You can use any brand. This isn't sponsored or anything I just had these on hand that I needed to use before expiration.



  • Remove tags.
  • Fill a bowl with warm water.
  • Place 10-20 dark tea bags for soaking/ aging.
  • Flip Cap upside down & submerge.
  • Let soak for at least 12hrs.
  • Wash lightly/separate & wear!    
Side Note: For more aging/ worn  look I used a $1 foot scrubber to distress spots. This is optional.


I love how the white stripes are now a more off-white with an uneven tone. The extra distressing gives it that much more character & it's super soft now! The blue & red are now muted & it's more flexible...perfect in my book.

For me the distressing is essential. Just lightly take the pumice or grate side of the foot scrubber & run it back & forth on the edges & seams for that  cozy comfy "worn" in look.

I hope you guys liked this fun little project!!! It saved me tons on the vintage hat I was looking at...I so was not paying $50 for a distressed comfy hat haha. You can pretty much distress anything with the foot scrubber & age items with the darkening of the tea! I also like that it's natural & not win?, I THINK SO! Have you ever aged anything? 

Happy Monday, pals!

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