Fall is fast approaching, and while I already miss summer and all that it entails, I have to admit that I’m excited for scarf season. I love scarves! They’re my favorite way to dress up an outfit. As I accumulated a collection, I quickly realized I needed a way to store and display them. Sure I could buy a scarf holder, but why buy something when you can make it?
I love DIYs, but a lot of tutorials aren’t well thought out and break within a few weeks. I find bad DIYs frustrating and a waste of money. A quick google of DIY scarf holder reveals hundreds of options, but many of these seem to be poorly constructed. I wanted something both practical and visually pleasing. Why should I only enjoy the beauty of my scarves when I’m wearing them? I was drawn to the holders that used shower curtain rings because I already had some just sitting around. When I experimented with the rings, my scarves kept getting stuck in the notches.
A few people remedied this problem by wrapping the rings in tape, but I thought that over time the tape would get sticky and ruin my scarves. I decided to use ribbon, both practical and pretty. I laid out the rings in a pattern, and then spent way too long rearranging them until I decided on a layout. Next I hot glued all my pieces together first, and wrapped them in ribbon. It was important to make sure the ribbon was taught on the joints, I didn’t want to rely on the glue alone.
After I wrapped all the rings together, I attached them to a wire hanger with the ribbon. I used a metal hanger because I figured it was stronger than a plastic one. Unfortunately I ran out of ribbon before I could cover the whole ugly hanger. I completed this project over a year ago, but I never seem to remember to buy more ribbon. I have a terrible memory to begin with and my mind seems to go blank when I walk into a store.
I’m proud of this DIY scarf holder because it’s functional, beautiful, and durable. It’s been over a year and it shows no signs of wear. Pretty soon I’ll need to add some more rings because I’m always expanding my scarf collection.