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A Thrifted Christmas: Part 3

December 28, 2009

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

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:

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

DIY Day @ ASPTL

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2009 8:47 PM

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

  2. Julie permalink
    December 29, 2009 12:42 AM

    SO CUTE, JANE!!

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

  3. December 29, 2009 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! :)

    • Amanda permalink
      December 30, 2009 12:51 AM

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

  4. December 29, 2009 4:35 PM

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

  5. December 29, 2009 9:25 PM

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

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