DIY Printed Scarf

December 7, 2011 by DIY

Like the other gals of, I am obsessed with Pinterest! I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve whipped up, crafts I’ve made, and pictures of cats I’ve pinned. So when I saw this DIY scarf tutorial, I knew I had to do it!

the inspiration


Gather your supplies:

  • light-colored scarf — this one would work well.
  • fabric marker
  • cardboard to place the scarf on. No messes here!
  • quotes!

I got a list of my favorite Andy Warhol quotes and began. I started writing (in my best Julia Warhola script) around the edges of the scarf and worked my way in.

The scarf I used was on the crinkly side, which made it a little harder to write on, but not impossible. I didn’t sketch out my letters or anything fancy, I just got to writing!

A few hours later (it took a little longer than I expected, I blame the crinkles.) I was finished, and my scarf was ready to wear!


I even took it out and about on the town:


I’m so happy with how it turned out! My text isn’t as big as the text in the inspiration, but I got to fit in more quotes. I’ll definitely be sure to wear this next time I’m at The Warhol in Pittsburgh.

Loving this DIY Printed Scarf? Get started with the Lori Crinkle Scarf, Classic Silk Scarf, or Molly Linen Scarf:

crinkle scarf red silk scarflinen scarf

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  • Reply 20ba79 November 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I am going to make a prayer scarf/wrap for my daughter before she goes off to college next year! What a neat way to wrap yourself in his word!

  • Reply janah January 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Another option if you wanted do do lettering on a darker colored scarf is to use bleach in a water-brush pen.

  • Reply Alexis December 25, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Would it work with a darker color do you think?

    • Reply admin January 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Alexis! I think it would work with a darker-hued scarf, as long as you chose a lighter-hued fabric marker. I would text a corner to see if it shows up okay!

  • Reply Alexis August 21, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Thanks! I’m goign to make a bunch of these for my friends, for christmas. And now I know how!

  • Reply Jennifer July 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    What’s the chances of you making and saleing these?

  • Reply Aubrey June 8, 2012 at 2:15 am

    WOW….~THAT’S COOL~:)

  • Reply Michelle Austill April 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I had fun with this!! Thank you!! Sharpie makes chunkier markers for wider prints to ultra fine and colors to play with also!!!

  • Reply Diane April 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for posting about how you made this. I saw the post on pinterest and looks fun to do. I like the tip a fabric pen. Great idea. One could really personalize it with names and events shared.

  • Reply Maggie February 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    There are several! This gold pashmina would be perfect for this DIY:
    Windsor Pashmina

  • Reply Miloni February 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

    What is the best uncrinkled scarf to use?

  • Reply Maggie December 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks guys! Ginelle and Jeanne, you should totally make one! Easiest DIY ever ;)

  • Reply Jeanne December 15, 2011 at 11:34 am

    So cute! I totally want to make one.

  • Reply Ginelle December 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    this is awesome! MUST DO!

  • Reply Maggie December 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks, Stacie!!

  • Reply Stacie December 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    AWESOME Maggie!

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