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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.
Use an old scarf for a scarecrow or a snow man!
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.
By Ruth Kennedy
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I have tons of scarves, all shapes and sizes. I will never use them. What can I do with them?
What about using them to cover pillows to make decorative pillows for sofas and/or beds?
You can cut them in 8x8 squares then cut 8x8 squares of plain cotton add 2 to spoon of vinegar cover eggs with one square of the scarf and one cotton square boil the covered eggs with water for ten minutes cool unwrap and you have decorative eggs for easter
put over lamps for ambience, tie over curtains rods for curtain look. really pretty.
First, make sure they arent valuable. Youd be surprised! I collect a mid century brand by Vera (not worth anything but I like them) but Ive discovered valuable scarves that apparently nobody realize had worth.
Next, find an oncologists office near you and ask if they take donations - people with cancer who do chemo that causes hair loss will appreciate it. Lots of people donate knit hats, but they can be uncomfortable on a bald head, especially in summer. A nice silk scarf is much more comfortable and helpful.
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
I remembered this from earlier this summer. It was actually a feature on the Martha Show about her new magazine called Blueprint that came out in May (2006). I don't know why it isn't on the website! Anyway, the best I could do was scan the picture in from the article and type in the directions below. Hope it helps!
Use a 32 inch square scarf or 45 inch square tablecloth
1. Lay the scarf facedown. Pull one of the corners through one hand to create a tail about one-third the length of the side; tie a knot.
2. Repeat the same tail-knotting on the scarf's other three corners.
3. For handles, tie the upper two tails together in a square knot (right over left, left over right); repeat with the lower two tails.
I read the directions, and can't get it in my mind.. I looked for the picture, and couldn't find any thing. Maybe you could send it to me.. thanks
Thank you kddid and mef1957. I found the instructions at: www.marthastewart.com/
Could not have done it without you!!
Julie from Naples FL
Wrap and tie either new or recycled scarves around throw pillows to give them a second life as part of your home decor. This is a page about giving a throw pillow a new look with scarves.