DIY Multi-Strand Textured Scarf

Nothing beats the versatility of a classic white cotton t-shirt. You can pair with jeans on the weekend, a high-waisted black pencil skirt for the office or toss an oversized tee over a swimsuit for a day at the beach. But you know what else is great about a t-shirt? It makes a great DIY material! For this project, in partnership with Brit + Co., we decided to turn two white cotton t-shirts into two totally different scarves. Check out the video above to see each of these pieces come to life, and follow along for the in-depth tutorial.

What you need

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What you need

  • White Cotton T-Shirt
  • Tumble Dye Spray Dye
  • Scissors
  • Painter’s Tape

Let's Get Started

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Step 1

Gather all materials. This scarf is all about texture and layers. We went with two colors but you could definitely go nuts and make every strand a different color. 

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Step 2

Cut your t-shirt in half under the sleeves. Cut in half again so you have two tubes.

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Step 3

Slip the first tube of cotton over a piece of cardboard. Spray with mint dye.

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Step 4

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Step 5

Cut into strips.

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Step 6

Once you have the strips, stretch them so they roll to create a more cord-like shape.

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Step 7

Take the other half and cut into strips. Pull them apart to create more cord-like shapes.

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Step 8

Braid!

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Step 9

Secure your braid at both ends.

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Step 10

Spray braids with purple dye. 

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Step 11

Take one of the teal strands and cut into two small pieces. You’ll use these to bind all the pieces together.

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Step 12

Group all of your strands together and tie into two or three spots. It’s up to you!

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Step 13

Voila! Your DIY multi-strand textured scarf is ready to rock!

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Step 14

Thanks again to Brit + Co for helping create our DIY Series.

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