We love to repurpose items and find different ideas for giving an item new life. Do you like to do this too?
One of the items we know many of you have in your closets is scarves. They seem to multiply sometimes, having little scarf babies when we are not looking. When you are in the mood to clean out your closet you may just find yourself wondering what to do with all those scarves that you are no longer wearing.
Don’t toss them. Don’t donate them – repurpose them!
Here are some clever ideas we have come across that we thought we’d share with you:
Photo credit: Stars for Sstreetlights.com
These simple flats were made so much more adorable with the simple addition of these bows. Read the how to here. (Thanks Stars for Streetlights).
Braided scarf bracelet
Photo credit: Hello Denj
This adorable idea uses a longer rectangular scarf and gives it a totally new life as jewelry. So simple, the step by step directions are here. (thanks Hello Denj)
Scarf band watch
Photo credit: Today.com
Add drama to your arm and give an old watch a face lift with a new band made from a scarf! Here are the step by step directions.
Photo credit: Free People
What a brilliant idea! Save your shoulders on those long days of photo taking with a soft and supple scarf as the camera strap. Check the how to details here. (Thanks Free People).
Take that favorite scarf and use it as fabric for a new accent pillow. If you know how to sew a pillow, using a scarf is no different than using fabric. (Just be sure the scarf has a bit of bulk to it; a silk scarf would be tricky to use as it is so flimsy and fragile.
Scarf window valance
Long scarves turned on their side can become fun window treatments. Use no-sew tape or your sewing machine to put a simple 1″ rod pocket at the top and slip it on your utility rod. You could also use various scarves and string them up side by side for a more whimsical look.
Add a scarf pocket
Do you have a favorite apron that you wish had a pocket? Sew on a part of a scarf to form a pocket. This also works for adding pockets to a robe, your favorite comfy t-shirt, etc.
We are pretty sure you get where we are going with this list of ideas – be creative and think outside the box. Put those scarves to good use and then you’ll be happy to welcome in new scarves to your closet that you may actually wear!
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