DIY: A Brush Stroke Scarf In 3 Easy Steps

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What you’ll need:

  • White/blank light cotton scarf
  • Fabric paint (in any colour you like – the more colours the better!)
  • A wide, flat paintbrush
  • An iron (if your paint requires heat setting)

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Step 1: Wash your scarf

Give your scarf a good wash (without fabric softener) and iron it before you start painting. If you’re impatient, I know how you feel! But this is important as it’ll get rid of excess chemicals in your cloth and will help your paint to stick properly.

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Step 2: Get painting!

Place some plastic sheets beneath your scarf to protect the surface from any paint that might seep through. Then get painting! Using a wide, flat paintbrush start brushing short strokes of paint over the length of the scarf, all going in the same direction. Try not to overload your brush with paint, otherwise you’ll end up with spots and blobs rather than the brush strokes we’re after.

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Step 3: Let it dry

Leave your scarf lying nice and flat to dry (this may take up to 24 hours) and if your paint requires it, iron your scarf on the reverse side to heat set your pattern.

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Voila!

There you have it, an easy 3 step tutorial that’ll help you create your own unique scarf, without breaking the bank! If you guys have any questions or comments, feel free to drop me a line below! Happy Monday 😊

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DIY: Hudson’s Bay Sweater Wrap

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Everyone’s seen this blanket around. It’s part of the HBC Signature collection and it was only a matter of time until someone figured out a way to make this gorgeous blanket wearable!

Well today’s your lucky day! Here’s a fantastic tutorial on how to turn this iconic blanket into a very wearable and very stylish sweater wrap.

What you’ll need:

  • HBC Signature Collection Multi Stripe Polar Fleece Throw (Click here)
  • A measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • A slim belt (Try this one)

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Step 1: Measure to centre your cut and create a space for your neck. We recommend cutting 14 1/2″ in (found from draping). Decide how big to cut the neck hole by measuring your neck and adding an inch.

After every cut, Drape the blanket back onto the form (or sometimes on yourself) to make sure you are on the right track and things are laying properly.

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Step 2: After draping again, You may find that the arms are too long. If you have to essentially “roll” the sleeves, which doesn’t really work with this kind of garment, cut off both edges. This means you will lose the navy blue stripe, but you still have three of the four original colours, so not to worry. 😘

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Step 3: The last thing you need to do is cut two small holes for a belt to loop through. Use something slim looking and play around with colours. Pick something that you don’t usually wear, you’ll be surprised. Re-purpose win!

It’s as easy as that! A comfortable, stylish and completely unique sweater wrap that looks straight out of the Hudson’s Bay catalogue! What do you guys think? Leave us a comment below!

Images: Emma Chapman

How To Up Your Brow Game 101

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What you’ll need:

  • Spooly brush or disposable mascara wand
  • Cuticle scissors
  • Angled/slant tweezers
  • Pointed tweezers
  • Brow shadow (taupe for blondes, brown range for everyone else)
  • Stiff brow shadow brush
  • Pencil (to line up the angles)

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Step 1: With a disposable mascara wand or spooly brush, brush the hairs upward to prepare for Step 2.

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Step 2: With a pair of scissors, trim any hairs that are longer than your brow shape.

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Step 3: With angled tweezers, pluck areas above and below the brows, grabbing a couple at a time.

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Step 4: With pointed tweezers, grab stubborn single hairs and shorter ones.

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Step 5: To determine where your brow should start, hold a pencil or make-up brush along one side of your nose. Where it crosses the inner corner of your brow, that’s where it should begin.

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Step 6: Now angle the pencil across the iris; that’s where the arch should begin.

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Step 7: Angle it to the end of the outer corner of the eye; that’s where the brow should end.

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Step 8: With those angles and lengths in mind, fill in the brows using light, feathery strokes as if you were drawing individual hairs.

You’re all done! Did it work? Let us know if you run into any troubles. Have an easier way to do things? We’ve love to hear about it! Leave us a comment below…

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Fashion Friday: Bikini Top Scarf

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I came across this cool bikini the other day, only to realize that it was actually a scarf! There are a number of DIY ways to repurpose scarves and shawls to cover your body. Weather you’re looking to create your own bikini, skirt, dress or halter top, scarves can be draped and strategically tied to meet your needs!

Check out this cool tutorial on the different ways to wear your scarf:

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Model: Peony Lim / Scarf: Cleo Ferin Mercury

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