Summer DIY: Nautical-Themed Starfish Scarf

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close up of starfish scarf

If you love this summer’s nautical trend as much as I do, you can easily join in by creating a a quick and easy starfish scarf. All you need is a couple yards of lightweight fabric in a color of your choice, some coordinating fabric paint, a foam brush and a starfish stamp.

You'll need fabric, a rubber stamp, fabric paint and a foam brush

First, hem the raw edges of the fabric. Fold over the fabric 3/4 of an inch, and sew close to the fold all the way around. Use a matching thread color if you don’t want the stitching to show, or use a contrasting thread for a pop of color.

Fold over the raw edges and sew

Use a sharp pair of scissors to trim close to the stitching.

Trim the hem close to the stitching

Fold over the hem again, so the first row of stitching is on the fold, and stitch.

fold the hem twice and sew

Use a foam brush to load your stamp with fabric paint. The trick is to wipe off the foam brush as much as possible, leaving just a thin layer of paint to dab onto your stamp. This helps to create a clear image.

Use a foam brush to cover the stamp with fabric paint

Press the stamp onto your fabric and continue until you have enough of the image covering your scarf.

Press the stamp onto the scarf

Now you’re ready to head to the shore and make a wish upon a starfish.

Restaraunt on Lake Superior

close up of starfish scarf


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