With winter drawing to a close and spring hot on the horizon, it’s time to finally get outdoors and have some fun. We know you’ll want to add some spice to your warmer-weather wardrobe as your spring social calendar fills up. Our favorite mantra makes outfit-planning easy: Keep Calm and Wear Scarves!
Trying to throw a pinkies-up affair without a pinkies-up budget? We have the perfect solution for you. When we throw a party, we love to make every detail perfect (and only appear expensive) — even down to the cups. Check out our two-toned cups that will impress your most swanky gal pal at your next event.
What You’ll Need:
- Wax paper (We substituted aluminum foil, but we still recommend using wax paper. The paint from the cups stuck to the aluminum, making them hard to pull off after drying.)
Step One: Pour the paint into a small bowl. Keep in mind that the bowl must be wide enough for the base of the glass, but not so wide that the paint flattens out and you lose depth. You want the paint to be about 1-2 inches deep, depending on how high you’d like the paint to be on the stems of your glasses.
Step Two: Dip the base of your glass in the paint. Watch for bubbles!
Step Three: Bring your glass out of the paint slowly, allowing the excess paint to drip back into the bowl. Also, swivel your wrist to ensure the base is covered evenly and there are no streaks on the cups.
Step Four: Set the glass base-down on wax paper.
Step Five: Let them dry overnight. The next day, when you pull them off, the very bottom of the cups may be wet. Get a fresh piece of wax paper and set the cups upside down to allow the bottom to dry.
Pour, cheers, and drink up with these festive DIY cups! If you need serving platters to match, we suggest our gold-dipped plates.
If you want a unique but inexpensive way to decorate and personalize your next party, there is a simple fix. It’s as easy as A-B-C, literally! Head to your local craft store to grab your pre-made cardboard or paper mache letters of choice. (Choose letters to showcase an activity, highlight your party theme, serve as personal monogram decorations, etc.) Then, just follow our instructions below!
(At Scarves Dot Net, we have a crafting table in our office. We thought, why not highlight this table with a craft itself? We DIY’d “DIY.”)
What You’ll Need:
- Letters for your word of choice (We bought ours here.)
- Spray paint (We used “Krylon Metallic Gold.”)
Step One - Lay your letters out on old newspaper or a similar material, as to avoid damaging any surfaces in the area where you’ll be painting.
Step Two - Go crazy with the spray paint on the letters! Or just lightly spray them — your choice. Either way, be sure to get all of the nooks and crannies, so you don’t have any uncovered spots. Also, watch out for runny paint. You want to make sure the letters look smooth!
Step Three - Let your letters dry for a few hours. (The heavier the paint coat, the more time needed.)
Step Four - Repeat until you have your desired shade of color.
This sounds very simple … and that’s because it is! Want to up the ante? You can always pair this easy-peasy DIY with these polka dot plates and a glittered vase to create an even greater glam atmosphere.
Gone are the days when scarves were just a cold-weather necessity! Appropriate for everything from casual weekend wear to office-ready attire, spring scarves are one accessory you shouldn’t live without. Take a look at these spring scarf trends featuring some of our newest and cutest arrivals — and sing away those winter blues once and for all!
This trend is likely the most versatile, with a plethora of options ranging from striped scarves to scarves with polka dots! Take this opportunity to mix prints and patterns, such as striped blouses with animal print scarves or a chevron dress with a tribal print scarf, for a fresh look that will stand out from the crowd.
Pictured above: Caitlin Polka Dot Skinny Scarf | Liza Colorblock Zebra Scarf | Fiona Leopard Pashmina | Candice Feather Scarf | Sarah Striped Two-Way Scarf | Liz Tribal Infinity Scarf | Delia Giraffe Print Scarf | Mimi Metallic Leopard Scarf
Nothing says spring like pastels! So, how can you wear pastel scarves without looking like an Easter egg? Pair pastels with a neutral base color such as black, white, or nude, or mix and match pastels (but try to limit your pales to avoid the Easter-egg effect). Whether solid or printed, these scarves are a must for your spring wardrobe.
Pictured above: Juliet Lace Scarf | Nicole Cotton Scarf | Heidi Striped Infinity Scarf | Marley Skull Scarf | Renee Polka Dot Skinny Scarf | Mila Cross Infinity Scarf | Beth Geometric Skinny Scarf | Margie Solid Color Scarf
April showers bring May flowers … and this trend captures that saying perfectly! Floral scarves are great for adding a touch of femininity to any outfit for even the most un-girly girl. From paisley pashminas to tropical infinity scarves, floral scarves come in nearly endless options and colors to fit a scarf gal’s style. Pair a striped dress with a floral scarf and a light jacket or blazer for the perfect spring look.
Pictured above: Sophie Floral Loop Scarf | Haley Floral Dot Scarf | Lilly Paisley Striped Pashmina | Paige Hawaiian Flower Scarf | Angela Paisley Scarf | Louisa Floral Scarf | Justine Floral Pashmina | Britta Floral Lace Infinity Scarf