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DIY School Spirit Wear Scarf

My daughter started Kindergarten last year and I soon found out that spirit wear was a huge deal.  I love the idea of supporting the school and wearing its colors!! How Fun!  I thought it would be fun to make her a scarf to wear during the colder weather.  While, I was out shopping, I found some scarfs on sale at Old Navy for $3.00, they were perfect to stencil the school name and mascot on.


What you need:

  • Scarf
  • Fabric Craft Paint
  • Stencils
  • Exact-o knife
  • Sheet of plastic
  • Image of Mascot
  • Nail File
  • Spouncers  (Circle sponge applicator)

First, I downloaded and printed an image from Google Images that looked similar to the school mascot. Then, I placed the plastic sheet over the image and used an exact-o knife to cut out the image. (You might want to use a cutting board when cutting out the image.) If you have a rough edge you can file it down with a nail file.

Road Runner Stencil 1

I was lucky enough to get some stencils from Dinah designed a few stenciled for school spirit shirts last year, for my daughter Tiffany. She had the stencils made by Stencils Online custom stencil design studio. You can check out her post by clicking here Stenciled School Spirit Shirts.

Now, you are ready to add the paint.  Place your stencil on the scarf.

Spirit Wear Scarf 5 1

Using a spouncer (circle sponge applicator) start dabbing the paint on the scarf.

Spirit Wear Scarf 3 1

Once, you have covered the stencil, lift the stencil up carefully. Let the paint dry, this will take about 10 to 15 minutes. Once dry, you can add more stenciling or you’re finished.

Spirit Ware Scarf 4 1

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Spirit Wear 837 1

My daughter wore hers scarf to school and she received so many compliments, especially, from teachers that we decide to make them as Christmas gifts for her teachers and the office staff.

Here are a few examples:

 Spirit Wear 843 1

Spritwear Scarf 1

Spirit Wear Scarf 2 1

If you can not find a scarf at the store you can always make your own.  The above scarfs are made out of fleece.  Fleece can be found at almost any store that sales fabric.  Just cut into desired strip size.  Then to get the fringe make several thin cut to both ends of your cut strip and you have your scarf!!!


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