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Upcycled Scarves for Gift-Giving Christmas Decor

Fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la….it’s the last Tuesday of the month (gasp…already??). That means it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time. woot!  Since the holiday season is fast approaching, I want to take a minute to share an upcycled scarves creation that keeps on giving. Won’t you join me for some non-sewing fun?

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My goal today is to show you how to create affordable and super-cute decor for the holidays (or actually, any time) that you can use to keep the spirit of giving going. Check.it.out. In my neck of the absolutely frigid woods this time of year, hats, scarves, and gloves are a MUST. So, I love to head to the thrift store and see this…

Thrift Store Bins of Scarves, Hats, & Gloves | prodigalpieces.com

Not only is that oodles of potential for creating, but also giving. So, with that I’m grabbing a few to use to refashion into holiday decor and then will donate to a local ministry. Win-win!

DIY TIME

First, take a peek at what I picked out. A gray hat, an infinity scarf, a red scarf, and a large green scarf. Gotta love ladies and their accessories!

Upcycled Scarves from Thrift Store Before | prodigalpieces.com

To be completely honest, I had a totally different idea in mind when grabbing these. However, I decided to just stare at them for a bit to figure out the best way to make use of them without cutting or altering them so that I can donate them when I’m done. That way I’m not only blessing someone (hopefully), but also not having as much to store in my basement. Yay!

Let’s begin with the knit red scarf. It’s beautiful as-is, but I want to make it more.

Knit Red Scarf Before | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I’m pairing it with this wicker wreath. Find center of the scarf and begin to wrap each length of the scarf around.

Wrapping Dollar Store Wreath with Thrifted Scarf | prodigalpieces.com

Holding the wreath as shown makes it much easier. Feel free to call in reinforcements – the more the merrier!

Holding Wreath with Scarf for Wrapping | prodigalpieces.com

Last, we have our cozy upcycled scarves wreath! At this point, feel free to embellish to your heart’s content. However, because I’m wanting to gift this when done, I use wire to attach a few fresh greens and pine cones along with my hand-painted sign.

Upcycled Scarves Wreath Before Greens | prodigalpieces.com

Upcycled Scarves Refashioned into a Wreath by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #wreath #holiday #christmas #diy

NEXT PROJECT

Next, lets make use of that beautiful green scarf. Again, no-sew and keeping it lovely so that I can gift it when done. Keep in mind, you can do this for any time of year, not just Christmas or winter.  I place my scarf on my clean floor…ahem…and set my pillow in the middle.

Wrapping Pillow with Upcycled Scarves for Decor | prodigalpieces.com

Then, using a tuck and wrap method, I bring up the bottom corner and tuck it around.

Folding Thrifted Scarf Around Pillow | prodigalpieces.com

Second, do the same with the top corner. Bring it down and tuck under. You can use a safety pin to secure it from the underside of the back of the pillow.

Upcycled Scarves for PIllow Coverings | prodigalpieces.com

Finally, take the two long ends and bring to the center. Tie a knot to secure. Voila!

Creating Christmas Decor with an Upcycled Scarves Pillow | prodigalpieces.comUpcycled Christmas Decor from Refashioned Scarves | A Gift that Keeps on Giving by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #christmas #upcycled #refashioned #home

Merry Christmas Wreath with Upcycled Scarf & Foraged Greens by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #christmas #upcycled #diy

Isn’t that fun? I’m definitely smitten with all the ways to use these.

DIY Upcycled Scarves PIllow by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #christmas #home #diy #refashion

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST

In case you’ve forgotten, I still have that hat and infinity scarf to make use of. Game on!

Refashion Hat and Scarf for Snowman | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #snowman #holiday #christmas #kids

This isn’t brain science, but all I could see was this cute lil’ guy. tee hee!

DIY Coffee Can Snowman from Upcycled Scarves by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #snowman #diy #christmas

I seriously just sat the scarf down, taped on a snowman face to a coffee can, and plopped on the hat. I love it.

DIY Coffee Can Snowman with Upcycled Scarves by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #snowman #diy

In years past, I take coffee cans and hand-paint them with a snowman face, add a scrap fabric handle, and then make a black felt top hat. Then, I fill them with gifts and gift them at Christmas. It’s fun for me and the receiver always loves it.

Refashioned Scarf into Throw Pillow Cover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #refashioned #diy #christmas

So, do tell…which upcycled scarves project inspires you? I have more ideas but ran out of scarves. Time to go shopping! When done, I will launder them and head to my local ministry with a prayer for those who will receive them.

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In addition to leaving some comment love below, do pin and share to inspire others. Again, these ideas can be used for making decor for any time of year or season.

Create your own decor using upcycled scarves and hats. Then, gift them! See the DIY at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #christmas #diy #refashion #upcycle #homedecor

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    What a great way to have amazing holiday decor, no storage, and helping others!! Genius!!!!! 🤶🏻❤️

    • Larissa says

      I’m all about the scarves as of now. haha! I’m excited to do this. Thank you.

  2. Kimberly Wollmer says

    I love them! They are great ideas, and the colors and textures are perfect for Christmas decorating. Thanks for the inspiration.

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