How to Make a Simple Scarf Backdrop

DIY simple scarf backdrop 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! DIY Scarf Backdrop 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. DIY Scarf Backdrop 

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!

How to Make Sparkling Vases

Here at Scarves Dot Net,  we love glitz and glamour. From sparkling scarves to sparkling centerpieces, we want it all. Granted, you can buy all the expensive glittered “conversation starters” you want. But, what’s the fun in that? We recommend DIYing them to really give people something to talk about without breaking the bank.

finished glitter vase

Follow these simple steps to create your own perfect table toppers (like glittered vases), and add more sparkle to your life!

glitter vase materials

What You’ll Need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Vases (Ours were Goodwill finds!)
  • Glitter
  • Paint Brush

How-To:

glitter vase step 2

Step One - Mix your Mod Podge and glitter. We used a ratio of 1/4 cup Mod Podge to 4 tablespoons glitter. (You will want to use plenty of glitter, so don’t be bashful!)

Step Two - Paint your vases, entirely covering each of them in one coat of the mixture you’ve prepared. At first, the vases will simply look white, leading you to think, “What have I done?!?” But…

glitter vase drying

Step Three - Be patient, and let your masterpieces dry. Let them dry overnight, just to be safe.

Step Four - Repeat these steps to make sure there are no non-glittered spaces!

vases on display

Extra! Extra! We put some amazing DIY flowers in our sparkly centerpieces to complete the look. Just watch this video, like we did, to learn how to make the flowers. Go glitz or go home! ♥

How to DIY Paper Mache Letters

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!

DIY craft table

(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.”)

How-To:

DIY paper mache letters step 1

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.

DIY paper mache letters step 2

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.

finished DIY paper mache letters

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.

12 Scarves to Wear During the Polar Vortex

Baby, it’s cold out there. Like really, really cold. While we’d prefer lounging poolside in some tropical location over trekking through the arctic tundra, we’re trying to make the best of the situation. Our remedy for the Great Polar Vortex of 2014? 12 of our warmest and most popular scarves, so you can stay warm while braving the elements and look cute doing it!

Click through the scarves or find them in the list below to snag your favorite!

12 scarves to keep you warm during the polar vortex

Moriya Knit Infinity Scarf Blake Knit Scarf Lena Houndstooth Infinity Scarf Patti Solid Color Pashmina Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf Dylan Infinity Scarf Lexy Leopard Crinkle Scarf Jackie Circle Scarf Kayci Knit Loop Scarf Monica Houndstooth Scarf Danica Cozy Loop Scarf Buckingham Plaid Scarf

Featured Scarves:

Moriya Knit Infinity Scarf | Blake Knit Scarf | Lena Houndstooth Infinity Scarf | Patti Solid Color Pashmina | Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf | Dylan Infinity Scarf | Lexy Leopard Crinkle Scarf | Jackie Circle Scarf |  Kayci Knit Loop Scarf | Monica Houndstooth Scarf | Danica Cozy Loop Scarf | Buckingham Plaid Scarf