I am currently over six months pregnant and it has been consistently above 110 degrees outside for almost a month. As you may imagine, we don’t leave the house much! I maintain my sanity and keep my kids entertained with simple DIY projects like this super pretty watercolor summer scarf. A square of fabric and a few colors of fabric paint keep my boys happily and creatively engaged for at least an hour while I get to make a little something stylish for myself! I’ve already stated that I think lightweight scarves are the BEST spring/summer accessory so I don’t need much prodding to make another summer scarf to add to my collection. I’ve been using this one on my head this whole week to keep the hair off my neck; it really is the perfect finishing touch to my laid-back casual summer outfits!
Want to try making one for yourself? It’s super easy and a whole lot of fun! Click through for the tutorial.
I got 1/2 yard of white gauze. It's the perfect lightweight summer fabric, it frays nicely on the edges, AND water moves through it really well, which is important for a good watercolor effect. I washed and dried it then cut it in half the long way ...
Squeeze some paint into a bowl and add a little water. The more water you add, the more diluted the color will become, but also the less stiff the paint will be after it dries. A 2-to-1 ratio of water to paint ended up being just right for my project, but you may want to play with it a bit.