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Tutorial: DIY Animal Stamped Scarf


Diy animal stamped scarf
Animal stamped scarf close up

The holidays are over and for most of us, school is starting very soon. So what better way to start off the new year than with a fresh addition to your closet? One of the best winter accessories that can be worn year-round is a scarf – scarves are functional in winter and spring, summer, and fall. They can be paired with almost everything you own.

Prints of animals have been very on-trend lately and will definitely stay popular through 2013. Today, I’ll how you how to try this trend by making your very own animal printed scarf!

You Will Need:

  • Two yards of a lightweight woven fabric
  • Small block of wood about 3 x 4″
  • Craft foam with adhesive backing
  • Pen
  • Craft knife
  • Tulip fabric paint & brush
  • Silhouette picture of an animal of your choice

DIY Supplies Stamped Scarf

Before You Begin

First, cut your material in half lengthwise so you can make one for you and one for a friend! These scarves make fantastic gifts and are super easy to do.

Step One

Stamped Scarf Step 1

Carefully cut out your shape with a craft knife or scissors and trace the image onto your craft foam. For my scarf, I chose to do penguins, because I think they are so cute! Of course you can choose whichever animal you like best.

Step Two

Stamped Scarf Step 2

Using your craft knife, cut out the image that you traced onto the foam, then remove the sticky backing to adhere your foam shape to the wooden block.

Step Three

Stamped Scarf Step 3

Lay your fabric on a flat surface with a tarp or newspaper underneath.

Step Four

Stamped Scarf Step 4

Stamped Scarf Step 5

Use the brush to paint a thin layer of  paint onto the stamp, then firmly press your stamp down onto the fabric. Imperfections can be fixed later with a paintbrush.

Step Five

Stamped Scarf Step 6

Continue painting the stamp and stamping the fabric until you are happy with your print.

Let it dry completely before you move the scarf or wear it!

Bird stamped scarf

That’s all there is to it – use your creativity and make a scarf with YOUR perfect print. (Above is another example of a scarf I did with birds on it!)

Tell Us Your Thoughts!

Would you wear a scarf with animals on it? Are you going to try this DIY? What animal will you use if you make this? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

Posted on on January 9, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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17 Responses to “Tutorial: DIY Animal Stamped Scarf”

  1. 1
    January 9th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Awesome idea! You could even do this with just about any stamp pattern.

  2. 2
    January 9th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Omg I am totally doing this!!! I am in love with penguins!!!!

  3. 3
    January 9th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Did you guys sew the hems of the fabric? Or is it ok to leave it “unsewed”?

  4. 4
    January 9th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    What a cute scarf!!! xo-ally

  5. 5
    January 9th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Those scarves are so cute!

  6. 6
    January 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    The edges probably should be hemmed so they don’t unravel

  7. 7
    January 9th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    how do you wash the scarf? wouldnt the paint come off?

  8. 8
    January 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    G- Yes! You can leave the edge UN-hemmed, a lot of trendy scarves are going with that edgy rugged feel right now.

    Erin- To wash the scarf I would hand wash it in warm water with a very mild detergent and lay it flat to dry or hang it up.

  9. 9
    January 10th, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Ahh, where did you find that penguin image? This is a really cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. 10
    January 10th, 2013 at 3:44 am

    ADORABLE! Probably my favorite DIY post here ever, I am definitely trying this.

  11. 11
    January 10th, 2013 at 9:08 am


  12. 12
    January 10th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Love this (penguins are my favorite animal)! Kuul idea, and good example.

  13. 13
    January 10th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Awesome idea! I love CF’s DIY posts. Does it show up with a different color (either the scarf or stamp)?

  14. 14
    January 10th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Jennifer- Most fabric paints dry darker then they look wet. You should totally try using different colors of paint and fabric!

  15. 15
    January 13th, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Have to try this

  16. 16
    January 13th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I LOVE THIS!! I want to try some different colors of scarves and paints! I kind of want to do one with moustaches….

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