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A Thrifted Christmas: Decorative Scarf Holder

Now that the holiday has come and gone – (so quickly, don’t you think?) – and gifts have been given, I can finally share some of the thrifty Christmas gifts I handmade for friends and family.  Today I’ll show you how I created an inexpensive yet coordinated scarf holder for my mom’s closet door.

DIY Hanging Scarf Storage Solution | The Borrowed Abode

My mom initially requested this gift when I threw together a scarf storage solution for myself, using only ribbon and old shower curtain rings.  I saw room for improvement, however, and wanted to kick it up a notch for my mom.

I started with a single piece of red faux silk that I scored cheaply from the remnant pile at the fabric store.  I hemmed the edges to prevent fraying, then used a scrap of fabric to sew three matching fabric loops onto the top of the rectangle.  (It would hang, from those loops, on the closet door with the help of 3M Command Adhesive Wall Hooks.)

Hmm.  The top hem was a bit messy looking, so I found a scrap of decorative upholstery ribbon that I’d been saving since (gasp) college, because I just knew I’d find a use for it someday. . . well, I sewed it over the ugly top hem, covering the mess and adding a bit of glam in the process.

I then sewed 13 clear plastic shower curtain rings onto the fabric.  These would hold the scarves.  With that, I was done.  It was a bit tedious, but easy as pie!

On Christmas day my mom was quite pleased with the gift.   The hanging loops worked perfectly:

diy scarf holder

The scarves are looped through the curtain rings for storage.  Now my mom can easily glance at her scarf collection and grab whichever one suits her outfit that day.  No more pesky creases in the scarves, and no more digging through drawers in search of the right pattern.

DIY Hanging Scarf Storage Solution | The Borrowed Abode

While I love my ribbon-turned-scarf holder, I think this new and improved design offers much more storage space and better organization.


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  • Reply Julia at 8:47 pm

    I love this idea! I might try it as I have a pretty huge scarf selection myself….

  • Reply Julie at 12:42 am


    You’re so crafty! I’m trying to locate a sewing machine so I can learn how to sew this year!

  • Reply Robin at 6:27 am

    This is so pretty! I’ll have to show Amanda, maybe she’ll get inspired (she must own like 50 scarves!) to store them in a fun way like this! 🙂

    • Reply Amanda at 12:51 am

      Ahah! Brilliant, Jane, just brilliant! I do have an unruly mess of scarves…

  • Reply Stephanie at 4:35 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

  • Reply cha cha at 9:25 pm

    I am going to do this for my daughter. I love it . THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

  • Reply Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons at 2:03 pm

    oooh I remember this one! So cute! Maybe I should ask for a sewing machine for my bday in march?

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