DIY Heart Print Dupatta

DIY Heart Stamped Dupatta | Pink Chai LivingWith Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve been feeling the itch to do a heart inspired DIY. Since I love pairing dupattas as scarves with my outfits, a potato print project was perfect. This heart print dupatta originally belonged to my husband’s grandmother. Like her other dupatta that I updated with pom poms, I’d been saving this one until the inspiration for a project hit.

This is a super easy DIY that you can do with your kids. I also think it would make a really fun Galentines gift! Potato printing is pretty straightforward, but do read my notes before you start to make the whole process a bit smoother.

heart print dupatta

DIY Heart Print Dupatta

DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living

Notes:

Use a paper towel to dry your potato before you start stamping. A dry potato produces more even shapes.

Put something under your dupatta if it is thin to catch the paint that will seep through. I used plain white paper.

You can use fabric paint or add textile medium to acrylic paints for this project. I went with the second option because I had those items at home.

DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living

Supplies:

Potatoes
Heart shape cookie cutter
Sharp knife
Paint
Fabric or dupatta for stamping.

Directions:

DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living

  1. Cut the potato in half and push the cookie cutter halfway through. Cut some of the excess potato around the heart shape to create a stamp effect.DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living

    DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living

  2. Start stamping. You can do a pattern like I did, or use a random approach. Just remember to apply thin coats of paint and dab off the excess between stamps. If you are doing a large project, you may have to change potatoes after a while to keep things neat.DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living
  3. Style and enjoy! Just remember to follow the washing directions on the paint that you use.

DIY Heart Print Dupatta | Pink Chai Living

PS: You might also enjoy: How to Wear a Dupatta as a Scarf

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9 Comments

  1. February 8, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    WOW! This turned out gorgeous! I am a huge sucker for hearts and pinks, they just speak to me! I am seriously so impressed that you made this and that you used a potato print. Amazing!

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I love hearts too, such a universally appealing print. Kind of wish I had done one for a teacher gift.

  2. February 8, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Looks great! Do you still eat the potatoes afterward? 🙂

  3. Connie
    February 8, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Seriously too cute. I would never have thought to make and stamp a scarf like that. I love it.

  4. February 8, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I saw this on IG and loved it! What an awesome idea to use potatoes!

  5. Tamara Goyette
    February 8, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    This turned out beautifully.

  6. Tairalyn Ciulla
    February 8, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Oh goodness me, this is incredible! I think Im going to potato stamp with my girls this weekend. WHAT A FUN IDEA!

    • February 10, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most fun 🙂

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