To be honest, I've never really been into wearing patriotic apparel. Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud to be able to call this country home, but until recent years most of the patriotic clothing I've seen was ultra cheesy. I'm really loving how the past couple of years, fashion has really taken on the patriotic spirit and created some really beautiful pieces repping the good ole red, white, and blue. I wanted to create a scarf for the fourth so that I could tie in the holiday but not go overboard on the look.
I purchased this scarf at a local craft store for $3.00. I started by dipping the end into a bowl of blue dye. I mixed in some water with the dye to dilute the color, giving it a less saturated look. Next, with a sponge brush, I created four stripes from the edge of the blue all the way down with a red dye. Using a sponge brush will give the stripes a really messy look. Once it dried, I dipped the edge of a sponge brush in bleach and splotched it in various places on the blue section for the stars. Lastly, I dyed the entire scarf with a light tan color, giving it a worn, muted tone.
Have you created anything patriotic to wear for the fourth of July? If so, leave a link!