Add your favorite quote to a scarf and make hot on trend DIY Painted Scarves with this simple tutorial.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
- Bandanas or scarves
- Fabric paint
Pre-wash and press your scarves if necessary. Especially if you’re using new bandanas, as they tend to be really stiff.
Lay your scarf out on a flat surface.
Place paper or cardboard under your scarf in case your paint bleeds through.
Draw your quote or words on your scarf using a pencil.
If you are using puff paint in a tube, just start squeezing it directly onto your scarf.
Add dimension and interest to your letters by making some lines thicker than others.
If you’re left-handed, like me, be sure to start on the right side and work towards the left. This will keep your paint from smearing.
Let your paint dry for a few hours or overnight.
If you’re using fabric paint and a brush, you can paint your words directly onto the scarf as you go or you can draw them in before hand.
Use a ruler or a wooden dowel to help you keep your lines straight.
I painted mine free hand and got a little big, you can see where the words run off the scarf, but I kinda like that effect.
Use a quote or something that’s meaningful to you, something that will inspire you!
I used this quote from Andy Warhol:
Don’t think about
making art, just get
it done. Let
everyone else decide
if it’s good or bad,
whether they love it
or hate it. While they
are deciding, make
even more art.
This is a fun project to relax and get creative with. You can also add lots more details, patterns or keep it just words.
Leave me a comment and let me know how yours turns out.