Friday, February 15, 2013

246/365: Wrap a Poem Around Your Neck

Today I made:

a script scarf...

I've been meaning to try this project for ages and I finally got around to it for my Sweet Bee's birthday. I compiled a couple favorite quotes and a poem that I knew would make my friend smile. This scarf would look lovely as wall decor too, but I just love the idea of wearing sweet sentiments close to your heart. It's got a cute graphic look and it's a conversation piece.

I picked up a simple solid cream scarf at the store. I'm thinking light colors and cotton or linen blends work best for this project. The text is handwritten (in my scribbliest cursive) with a black paint pen. It's washable and doesn't smell like a sharpie would.

I stretched an old vinyl shower curtain across a long table to catch the paint when it bled through (cardboard would work too.) I was worried about smudging, but it actually dried almost immediately and only left a few paint spots underneath that didn't transfer to the fabric. The roughness of the fabric did shred the felt tip of the marker a bit and it kept balling up and catching the threads. I can't say it was as easy as writing on paper and it took a little while to get the hang of it, but I love the finished product.

Bee, "You are so much sunshine to the square inch." ~Walt Whitman


  1. This is soooo Neat! Where do I put my order in for one?

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it :) I'd be happy to make you one. Would you like to personalize the text yourself? Favorite song lyrics? Your wedding vows? Quotes or poems?

  2. Oh wow.....hmm I might have to think about wedding song maybe our vows were pretty standard......and most of my favorite quotes are very short.....I'll have to get back to you on that!