Mother’s Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

Shopping at Cost Plus World Market always inspires me to add new ideas, colors, foods and fashions to my life and home.  In partnership with Cost Plus World Market, I loved having the chance to share this creative energy with customers by leading a DIY Pashmina Scarf Workshop in the store (on May 6.)

Mother's Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

We had a a great time embellishing beautiful Pashmina scarves for Mother’s Day gifting using designs created by Laura Kelly Walters of – a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! I’m proud to a member of the World Market Trendsetter Tribe Ambassador program and to have the opportunity to help inspire others with wonderful ideas like this!

Mother's Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

For those who were not able to attend the workshop, I wanted to be sure to share the clever DIY Scarf idea, which can easily be replicated at home just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving.

Mother's Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

The steps are easy:

First, pick out your favorite Pashmina Scarf at Cost Plus World Market (or another style scarf, if preferred.)  The lighter colors like ivory and gray will allow bright colors to show up well when coloring, darker color scarves like green or burgundy are more suitable for drawing solid black designs.

Next, gather your supplies and follow the complete instructions created by Laura Kelly Walters found at:

Mother's Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

Two very important tips I learned during and after the DIY workshop are:

  • It pays to go slow and use your fingers and hands to stretch the fabric slightly as you are drawing. This makes the marker glide easier and creates a smoother, more polished design.
  • If you accidentally get permanent marker on your desk or table surface, rub a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the mark and then wipe with a paper towel. This will lift it right off!

Mother's Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

Once you have your scarf set up for your handcrafted design, let your imagination do the rest. Doodle, draw, write a love poem or create a theme that is just as unique as your mom.

When you finish your one-of-a-kind homemade scarf, check out your local Cost Plus World Market store for a huge selection of Mother’s Day cards, tissue paper and gift bags to wrap things up in style.

Mother's Day DIY Pashmina Scarf Idea

Wishing everyone a lovely Mother’s Day weekend filled with lots of style and much love!

Tags: Crafts, gift idea
Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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