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How to Make a Hat That Stands Out at the Kentucky Derby

There's so much to love about the Kentucky Derby! The amazing horses, sipping on a mint julep or mojito in the sun while you take in the races and festivities. But the best part about this glorious American tradition? The hats, of course--and that's why how to make a hat that stands out should be your top priority this weekend.

The big question is: What do you want your hat to say about you? A Kentucky Derby hat is a chance to show a little fashion flair, of course, but it's also a chance to let your silly side shine through. If you're an animal lover, how about creating a hat topper that's shaped like a pink pig? Or if you're more into gorgeous flowers, this may be a good time to top your look with a hundred pretty red roses, like the woman in our video below.

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Look, we can't all borrow one of Kate Middleton's elaborate fascinators for racing's biggest day, so we might as well get creative! Grab a hot glue gun, a straw hat, and some glitter, and let the wild hats in this video inspire you to create a Kentucky Derby hat that will win first place.

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