From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory.
Lauren of A Fabulous Fete rose to our Knot Challenge by transforming our Bahama Floral Scarf Wrap into a chic and simple skirt you can wear all summer long!
Step 1: Wrap a long rectangle scarf (we used this one) around your waist and grab the top corners.
Step 2: Wrap the ends around to the back, overlapping on one side, and tie the ends in the back.
Step 3: Tuck the tails into the top of the skirt. The scarf should now look like a maxi skirt.
Step 4: Grab the bottom corners and pull them out and up towards your hips.
Step 5: Bring the sides to the back and tuck them into the top of the skirt.
Thanks again to Lauren for this eye-catching new addition to our Knot Library!
Every so often, I get a print stuck in my head, and I keep wearing and making it until I get sick of it. These days, that print is triangles. I love the geometric print on everything — pants, shirts, jewelry, and of course, scarves. :)
Image sources: Proenza Schoeler Triangle Scarf, Kate Sheridan Bag, Triangle Print
Lately I’ve been seeing triangles everywhere — bags, prints, the runway — so I wanted to make a triangle print scarf of my own. It’s super simple, and you only need a bit of time!
Supplies you need:
- Paint (Soft Fabric Paint is best)
- Scarf (Any scarf will do. For a scarf similar to mine, I like this and this, too.)
- Water to dilute the paint
- Paper/plastic to put under the scarf so it doesn’t bleed
It’s quite simple to add a print to your scarf! You can use this for any technique:
- First, I put the paint on a plate in different amounts and swirled them all together.
- After that, I added a little bit of water to dilute the paint and make it easier to stamp all over the scarf.
- Then, I got my sponge a bit wet and started stamping!
- After one side of the infinity scarf was done, I let it dry and then stamped the other side.
After the scarf was done drying, I wanted to experiment a bit with how to tie an infinity scarf. The thing I love about scarves is that they make an outfit look effortless, but put together, too.
My best attempt at an effortless infinity scarf knot. :) Looking for other ways to tie infinity scarves? Click below to check out the tutorials in the Knot Library!
Parties these days are more like photo shoots. Who doesn’t love posing for cute pictures with your BFFs and re-living the festivities the following day on Instagram? Next time you throw a party, try making a simple DIY scarf backdrop for your guests to use as a photo background. We love the layered-look of the backdrop below, created by Lauren from A Fabulous Fete. Click here for instructions on how she did it! A scarf backdrop is easy enough to create in just a few minutes, but so cute you might never want to take it down! Lauren mixed and matched prints and patterns to give her backdrop more depth. Don’t worry about matching your scarves perfectly! Pick a few in the same color palette and have fun playing with unexpected combinations.
Love that bold, floral scarf she used? Luckily, we know where to find it. ;)
Tess Tropical Flower Scarf
Ready to create your own? Shop all of our scarves here!
Gold-dipped accents add class to any party. From gold-dipped flatware to gold-dipped vases, we can’t get enough of the gold-dipped trend! But how can you achieve this decorative look without paying a ridiculous price? That’s simple — by upcycling items you already have around the house. Thanks to simple tutorials like this one, it’s easier (and more affordable) than ever to have your own gold-dipped plates that are sure to impress your guests!
What You’ll Need:
- White plates
- Gold spray paint (We used “Krylon Metallic Gold.”)
- Painter’s tape
- Plastic shopping bag
Step One: Wipe down the plate to remove any dust or dirt.
Step Two: Use the plastic shopping bag to cover the area you wish to keep white. Then tape it down using the painter’s tape. (We suggest leaving about ⅓ of the plate showing.)
Step Three: Spray paint the uncovered section of the plate.
Step Four: Let it dry overnight.
Step Five: Repeat steps three and four as many times as neede for complete coverage. (This step is optional. :) Maybe yours will be covered to your liking after the first coat.)
Step Six: Remove tape carefully to reveal your now gold-dipped plate.
This DIY is so simple, but looks very sophisticated. It’s the best of both worlds! For extra “wow,” make two-toned (or gold-dipped) glasses or polka dot plates, too!