Scarves go in and out of fashion, use your scarves to make a delightful craft. This is a guide about craft uses for old scarves.
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Sew cute scarf decor from old scarves or $1 store scarves. I had some felt laying around and an old scarf and decided to make a cute shelf sitter for my daughter's new baby room. Her theme is "owls". This took hardly any time and it looks great.
Give your old throw pillows a new look using old scarves. You can do this in less than five minutes and there's no sewing required. If you don't own any scarves, shop at yard sales or secondhand stores for pretty scarves under a dollar.
Approximate Time: less than 5 minutes
By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC
If you are saying silky scarves- why not use them as gift sachet bags? Cut, hem, (Or iron-fuse tape 3 sides, fill with scented petals, stitch up fourth side, add a tiny bow. OR.. Fold them to overlap in triangles to make a special valance for a window treatment.
Make (or buy in a thrift store or lawn sale) frame(s) and make mat(s). Staple the scarf to a piece of poster board to keep the material taut- slide behind the mat...instant wall art!
Braid the scarves into one-of-a-kind drapery tie backs.
Line a plain wooden box from a craft store after you have stained or painted it, to be used for jewelry, recipes, or whatever comes to mind, depending on the size of the scarf, the box, and your imagination. Just use pinking scissors, spray adhesive, and a ruler.
Get a piece of plexiglass and place the scarf under it for a changeable dressertop, desk blotter or table centerpiece.
You also could braid them into an interesting wreath if all else fails.
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Here are questions related to Craft Uses for Old Scarves.
I have a box of silk scarves I used to wear with suits when I was working. Are there any ideas on how I can "repurpose" them? Perhaps craft usages.
By Geri from Orlando, FL
By Betty 03/18/2010
I've seen them tied about hardware on nice purses.
I am looking for the directions to tying a scarf into a purse. I saw this on Martha Stewart's show, but cannot find them on her website. If anyone can tell me where to find them please let me know.
Julie from Naples, FL
By Julie 08/22/2006
Thank you kddid and mef1957. I found the instructions at: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.j ... id=channel3730328&site=blueprint
Could not have done it without you!!
Julie from Naples FL
I have tons of scarves, all shapes and sizes. I will never use them. What can I do with them?
By Lori Ebert 01/27/2012
What about using them to cover pillows to make decorative pillows for sofas and/or beds?