Embellished Dollar Store Scarf

I found a plaid, fleece scarf at the dollar store, but I felt it needed more fringe and a pop of color. Using some red yarn and red felt I had on hand, I added more fringe and made felt flower pins as embellishment. I now plan to give it as a Christmas gift.

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Approximate Time: about 1 hour

Supplies:

  • fleece scarf
  • yarn
  • yarn darning needle
  • felt
  • scissors
  • small buttons
  • pin backs
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • cardboard

Instructions:

For the fringe:

  1. Cut a piece of cardboard to the finished length of the fringe. For a 3-inch fringe, cut a 3-inch wide piece of cardboard. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard about 12-14 times. Cut the yarn in a straight line across the yarn. Now you'll have several pieces of yarn that are double the length of the finished fringe.
  2. Thread the needle with a piece of the yarn and insert the needle near the edge of one end of the scarf.
  3. Pull yarn halfway through scarf and remove needle.
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  5. Tie yarn into a knot to secure.
  6. Continue adding pieces of yarn to both ends of scarf until you achieve desired thickness of fringe.

To make a loopy felt flower:

  1. Cut a 2 inch wide section of felt from a felt rectangle that is the length of the rectangle.
  2. Fold the felt in half lengthwise and glue the open end closed with a thin bead of glue.
  3. Cut 1/4 slits into the felt along the folded edge to create the petals. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
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  5. Roll up the felt, gluing as you go, along the uncut side.
  6. If you wish to make a pin from the flower, glue a felt circle to the flower back and glue on a pin back.
  7. For another style of flower, create a flower from the instructions above and snip the loops to give it a different look.

To make a flat felt flower:

  1. Download and print various flower templates from the internet.
  2. Place each template on the felt and cut around each pattern.
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  4. Layer and glue each flower in the center.
  5. Glue on buttons for the center, if desired.
  6. Glue on a pin back.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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January 4, 20120 found this helpful

That fringe is beautiful. I cut out tons of scarves from the fabric bin at Walmart. I just made some that were red with white stars on them. They are, as the expression goes, loud...but they are beautiful!

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I am going to try this as I love felt and it would be beautiful to put on my scarves. I always cut the fringe on my scarves so this is a new idea.

Blessings, Robyn

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