Crafts DIY

Recycle your Vintage Scarf into a Necklace


This is a style that I wear all the time and it’s easy easy to make. I’ve loved vintage scarves but for ages I was stumped as to how to wear them without looking like the queen! Finally a brainwave brought me to the knotted scarf necklace …

You will need a patterned scarf of square of fabric, about 30″ (76cm) x 30″ to start!


1. Lay your scarf flat, pattern side down.
2. Fold it in half, so the patterned side is on the outside.
3. Start rolling from the corner …
4. … Until you have a long sausage.
5. Tie three knots – one in the centre, and two either side.
6. Finally, tie at the top, and there you have your necklace.

I’ve used a green paisley scarf for this one, but it works with any pattern, or even a plain silk scarf. I especially love it in a nautical or equestrian print.

I think I’m Miseducated because I don’t wait for beautiful things to come to me, if I have something pictured in my mind, I’ll try and make it. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail but it’s all worth it when you get complimented on your outfit and you can say ‘I made it myself!’

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  • Reply athinalabella 10/30/2009 at 4:27 am

    Pretty cute…I will have to try that. I have soo many scarfs, cause I love the prints and colors, but never really use them. Thank you, now I will. ;o) <3

  • Reply Rachel 11/09/2009 at 12:13 am

    Yay for DIY! This would look so cute with a white tank and dark denim.

  • Reply amberrenee 11/09/2009 at 10:34 am

    I agree! This one’s simple and sweet.. I love it.

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