Spread - DIY: Brush Stroke Scarf

What you’ll need:

  • White/blank light cotton scarf
  • Fabric paint (in any colour you like – the more colours the better!)
  • A wide, flat paintbrush
  • An iron (if your paint requires heat setting)

Spread - DIY: Brush Stroke Scarf

Step 1: Wash your scarf

Give your scarf a good wash (without fabric softener) and iron it before you start painting. If you’re impatient, I know how you feel! But this is important as it’ll get rid of excess chemicals in your cloth and will help your paint to stick properly.

Spread - DIY: Brush Stroke Scarf

Step 2: Get painting!

Place some plastic sheets beneath your scarf to protect the surface from any paint that might seep through. Then get painting! Using a wide, flat paintbrush start brushing short strokes of paint over the length of the scarf, all going in the same direction. Try not to overload your brush with paint, otherwise you’ll end up with spots and blobs rather than the brush strokes we’re after.

Spread - DIY: Brush Stroke Scarf

Step 3: Let it dry

Leave your scarf lying nice and flat to dry (this may take up to 24 hours) and if your paint requires it, iron your scarf on the reverse side to heat set your pattern.

Spread - DIY: Brush Stroke Scarf

Voila!

There you have it, an easy 3 step tutorial that’ll help you create your own unique scarf, without breaking the bank! If you guys have any questions or comments, feel free to drop me a line below! Happy Monday 😊

Spread - DIY: Brush Stroke Scarf

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