For the Love of Scarves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our moms just how much we love them by treating them with something they might not ordinarily buy for themselves. Scarves are a great spring accessory that can dress up any outfit by adding color, pattern, and texture — and they’re the perfect way to thank your mama for all she’s done for you! Aren’t sure what type of scarf might be best for the most important lady in your life? Check out our gift guide below to find a scarf that’s perfect for your mom’s individual style.

Scarves for Mom

And don’t forget to browse our special Mother’s Day Collection scarves until you come across something that just screams Mom!

Quirky

Bianca Pleated Paisley ScarfAre you known for having the “fun” mom? Embrace her quirky nature and let her personality shine with a funky patterned scarf! The Bianca Pleated Paisley Scarf is ideal for spring with its bold floral print and bright colors.

Nine-to-Five

Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf

If your mama is a working lady, her wardrobe is probably full of sophisticated work attire ready for a full day at the office. For the professional mom, dressy scarves are your best bet! We love this Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf that pairs perfectly with a shift dress or a feminine blouse and slacks.

Trendy

Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf

If your mom is up on the latest trends, she’s probably already in love with polka dots. Our Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf is oh-so adorable and is sure to help your mom maintain her status as the reigning fashionista of the house … as long as you’re not around, at least!

On-the-Go

Andie Striped Loop Scarf

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere! While you may never know how she does it, your on-the-go mom conquers that busy schedule like a pro. A comfy yet practical scarf like the Andie Striped Loop Scarf is the perfect addition to a tee and light jacket combo.

Comfy-Casual

Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf

Is your mom the comfy-casual type? If that sounds like her, you’re likely used to seeing her in jeans and tennis shoes. That doesn’t mean she can’t jazz up her look with fun accessories — maybe she just needs the right ones! Keep it simple with something like the Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf, which she can easily throw on with a comfy, lightweight cardigan and jeans before starting her day.

Which scarf fits your mom’s personal style best? Catch the whole collection here.

How to Make Gold-Dipped Plates

finished-plate 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!

plate supplies

What You’ll Need:

  • White plates
  • Gold spray paint (We used “Krylon Metallic Gold.”)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Plastic shopping bag

How-To:

tape plate

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.)

paint plate

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.)

drying plate

Step Six: Remove tape carefully to reveal your now gold-dipped plate.

finished-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!

How to Make Two-Toned Cups

finished cupTrying 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.

cup materials

What You’ll Need:

  • Cups (These simple mock wine glasses are what we used.)

  • Paint (This “Pure Gold Folk Art” acrylic paint works great.)

  • Small bowl
  • 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.)

How-To:

diy two-toned cup step 1

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.

cups step 2

Step Four: Set the glass base-down on wax paper.

cups step 3

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.

finished cups

Pour, cheers, and drink up with these festive DIY cups! If you need serving platters to match, we suggest our gold-dipped plates.

 

 

 

Thank You for Donating 150 Scarves!

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In the true spirit of giving — and with the help of our ahhhh-mazing customers — the Scarves Dot Net gals delivered 150 scarves (at a retail value of more than $2,500!) to The Cheer Guild of Riley Hospital for Children.

We are so grateful for all of our beyond generous customers who made a contribution to the cause this summer during our Knots for Hope Charity Drive. Because of you, cancer patients will have head scarves galore, a warm heart, and a much brighter holiday!

On behalf of the entire Scarves Dot Net team, we thank you for helping us support and inspire the cancer community and hope you have wonderful holiday season! :)

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

We gave the ever-wonderful Mya scarf. Meet Mya here!

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

SDN delivers Knots for Hope scarves to Riley's Cheer Guild

About Knots for Hope

Knots for Hope by Scarves Dot Net is a place of inspiration for those affected by cancer. The online resource is dedicated to telling stories, providing support, giving hope, and helping patients who have experienced hair loss feel confident and beautiful. Join the conversation here!