This scarf wreath DIY idea is a fun, quick and easy project. It’s a perfect winter wreath craft project that anyone can do with this tutorial.
I am on a mission.
A mission to save the planet.
And save my sanity in one big swoop.
I have decided that this year is the year that I am going to stop buying new craft supplies and instead I am finally going to use up all those little do-dats and what-nots in my home that I have saved for ‘someday’.
Someday this is going to be a stunning craft project.
Someday I am going to do something wonderful with this.
Someday this will come in really handy.
My home and my mind is overflowing with somedays and I really need, no want, to start living in the here and the now and not someday!
Todays little project is my first “someday is today” project.
I had two mission directives: have fun and use what you have. The first directive was easy. The second one proved to be more challenging.
For the longest time I had been holding on to a white winter scarf that I never wore. White fabric against my pale, winter skin is just not a good match. The scarf itself was pretty, but I didn’t feel pretty when wearing it, so I never wore it. But I shlepped that scarf with me through several moves and it always escaped my Konmari inspired purges. Because it was pretty and it did bring me joy, of sorts. And thus I decided that this scarf was going to be repurposed and used and given a true place in my life. I set out to find out how to make a scarf wreath. Because one can never have too many wreaths in ones life.
Scarf winter wreath tutorials are easy to find. But my scarf didn’t want to comply with the instructions most of them gave. Usually making a winter scarf wreath involves wrapping the scarf around the wreath, and that’s it. But my scarf was too large and bulky and thick and it looked hideous. So I decided to wrap my scarf around the wreath in a different way and that is how it all began.
Want to know how to make your own winter scarf wreath like this? Well just follow along my instructions and you’ll have yourself a pretty winter wreath for your front door (or anywhere else) in no time.
DIY SCARF WREATH
- straw wreath form
- woolly scarf
- sewing pins and dressmakers pins
- yarn, ribbon and embellishments in your pretty style
1. START WITH A STRAW WREATH
This is your base for your winter scarf wreath. I wrapped it with leftover bits of fabric.
I figured that way the straw would not poke through my wool scarf. I think this step is optional
I used floral U-pins to quickly attach the fabric scraps to the straw wreath.
2. WRAP AND PIN SCARF AROUND BASE WREATH
Here is how I wrapped my scarf around the straw wreath. Working with the material instead of forcing the material to work with me.
That’s where the sewing pins come in. This is your concept version of the wreath. Just use sewing needles with a head, to attach the scarf around the wreath and to make sure it looks good from all sides.
Don’t fret about false pleads, They won’t mess up the end result one bit.
This step took only a few minutes. Concept versions are for getting the feel for it, get you started, and giving an idea about how the final version might look like.
DO not over think the concept version. Just wrap and pin and make adjustments as you go.
3. PIN THE SCARF ONTO THE WREATH
This is the step where you need some protection.
This is also the step that makes the wreath look like it is going to be somebody.
Start replacing your sewing pins with dressmakers pins without a head. Push them all the way in so they become invisible.
Use a THIMBLE or your fingers will go on strike in no time.
Keep adding pins and more pins. All the false pleads are pushed into alignment now.
Check your work from front and back and then pin some more.
4. ADD YARN AND RIBBON AND EMBELLISHMENTS TO PRETTIFY YOUR WINTER SCARF WREATH
Gather all your yarns and ribbons and lace and see what looks good to you.
Finish your wreath and enjoy it!
At first I tried out some neutral and white yarns. But then decided I wanted some more contrast and went for this chunky t-shirt yarn. That give my winter scarf wreath a bit of a nautical look. Me like!
By adding some white cord I had lying around I took the nautical theme one step further. Both the yarn and the cord are simply tied around the wreath and secured with dressmakers pins.
I wanted a wide ribbon to go with my winter / nautical theme. I didn’t have a ribbon like that. I got in the danger zone here and started searching the internet for ribbon to order.
I remembered my mission directive! So I decided to cut some fabric into a ribbon and stay with the program. I really like how the flanel plaid fabric ties in the nautical blue with the winter wool.
My homemade winter scarf wreath. Mission Accomplished!
Do you have “someday is today” projects? Share them in the comments and we can all come over and cheer!