DIY: Dip-Dyed Scarf

December 10, 2012 by DIY, Fashion

DIY dip dyed scarf
After working at Scarves Dot Net for a while, I’ve accumulated quite a collection (*ahem* stockpile, hoard, embarrassing quantity) of scarves. While I love the simple-colored scarves, on occasion I’ll look at a scarf and want it to be a little more funky. When I saw this scarf with its artsy pattern, I knew I had to make one of my own. :)

You need:

DIY dip dyed scarf

What to do:

DIY dip dyed scarf

Step 1

First you need to dilute the fabric paint a bit with water in a bowl. Add only enough water so that the paint is the same consistency as heavy whipping cream. (You can always add more water. The more water you add, the more the paint will bleed into your scarf.)

DIY dip dyed scarf

Step 2

Next, fold the scarf in half and gather the end of your scarf together. Dip the tips of the scarf into the paint-filled bowl. Let the paint soak up a bit (the added water will help the paint bleed into the scarf), and then wring it out.

DIY dip dyed scarf

Step 3

Continue to gather the scarf along its sides, so that only the edges of the scarf are dipping into the paint. Keep on dipping the scarf edges into the paint and wringing as you go.

DIY dip dyed scarf

Step 4

Hang your scarf over the shower curtain to let it dry! Make sure you put something underneath the scarf to catch any drips. You don’t want black fabric paint on a porcelain tub. :)

DIY dip dyed scarf

DIY dip dyed scarf

DIY dip dyed scarf

Once it’s dry, you’ve got an artsy-funky scarf that is the perfect accessory to keep you warm on those nippy cold days — and also a scarf that transitions effortlessly to late-night art gallery exhibitions or cozy candlelit dates! :)

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  • Reply GRL December 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    LOVE! Buying paint tomorrow!

  • Reply Barbara December 12, 2012 at 4:18 am

    What a super way to create a one-of-kind masterpiece for friends for Christmas. That is really awesome.

    • Reply admin December 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Barbara!

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