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DIY Scarf: Three Ways to Make Them Fabulous

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have cute accessories – check out these three ideas for a DIY scarf and make them your own.

Skills Required: None. All of these ideas are very beginner and very basic. You’ll just be doing a little painting, fraying, and gluing.

DIY Scarf : Three Scarves and Ways to Make Them Fabulous

Hey everybody! It’s Sam from the Pretty Life Girls here. I love a good scarf in the fall and winter, but you know how we feel about spending money on stuff we know we can replicate for a portion of the price. Fashion crafting is one of our favorite ways to get creative.

DIY Scarves

Enter these three DIY scarf tutorials. These tutorials could not be any easier, each one took hardly any time, two of the three cost under $5, and the other was under $10. What more could you want from a DIY scarf project? Now, let’s get to it . . .

Polka Dot Stamped Scarf

Polka Dot Stamped Scarf

What you need:

– Scarf // $3 Walmart
– Acrylic Paint // $1.50 Michaels
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Total: $4.50

Gold paint being stamped onto a scarf with a paint lid

Steps

  1. Pour paint on a plate or in a bowl.
  2. Use the paint bottle lid as a stamp and stamp all over the scarf.
  3. Let paint dry and rinse the lid.

I love how this DIY scarf turned out. But I made the mistake of stamping my scarf on newspaper, which ended up sticking to the paint as it dried.

I had to spend way too much time peeling newspaper off those dang polka dots. I would recommend using an old towel that you don’t mind getting paint on for easy separation.

Frayed Blanket Scarf

Frayed Blanket Scarf

What you need:

– Plaid flannel // $9 (for 1 1/2 yards, with coupon) at Jo-Ann
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Total: $9.00

A woman's hand fraying the edge of flannel fabric

Steps

  1. Buy fabric.
  2. Fray the edges.

This scarf was inspired by the Zara blanket scarf that is all over Pinterest right now. How genius to make an enormous scarf that can double as a blanket or DIY scarf!

And even though $30 isn’t the most ridiculous price I have ever heard of (don’t get me wrong – I would never spend that on scarf), I knew I could make one for substantially less.

Candy Dot Scarf

Candy Dot Scarf

What you need for this DIY scarf:

– Scarf // $3 Walmart
– Pom poms // $1.99 Hobby Lobby
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Total: $4.99

Pom poms being glued onto a white sheer scarf

Steps

1. Lay out scarf and arrange pom poms.
2. Using a glue gun, or some other adhesive, glue each pom pom in place.

This Candy Dot sweater, which I will probably also be DIYing for myself, gave me the idea for this scarf. I love how fun and colorful it is, and you could make one to match any cardi or coat or pullover in your closet.


And there you have it! Three extremely affordable, super easy, and extra cute DIY scarf ideas. Be sure to come and visit my sister and me as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at The Pretty Life Girls.

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