I’m not a knitter or crocheter (anyone want to teach me?) so completely handmade scarves are out when it comes to gift giving. But I do like to add my own personal touch to a classic pashmina. I bought these in bulk for $5 each from a street vendor in New York, but there are also affordable options here.
Here’s what you need:
A solid pashmina
Painter’s tape and measuring tape
A little water and a foam brush
I chose to add stripes to the bottom of my scarf. The width and amount of the stripes is entirely up to you. Use a measuring tape to try and tape your lines straight. Tape them off, securing the scarf to your surface so there isn’t any movement when you paint.
Dilute the fabric paint with one part paint, two parts water. Mix it all together. This creates a nice, washed effect.
Paint along the exposed area, careful not to put it on too heavily. Less is more since you don’t want to risk anything leaking under the tape.
For an extra step, paint on someone’s monogram or embroider it on. This is also a great technique to do on kitchen towels as a holiday hostess gift.
Stay tuned for another holiday DIY project next week. If you missed our last one, click right here.
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