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something fun to do with a vintage scarf...
10 Aug 2016

Turn a Vintage Scarf into a Necklace

Every single time I go to a great flea market or vintage clothing store, I end up walking out of there with at least one vintage scarf. It's probably cause I'm a sucker for color and pattern and the fact that the scarf is usually one-of-a-kind. But then you know what happens? I never wear them. I usually forget about them in the back of my closet or the weather isn't quite right or I just don't know what to do with ones that have weird lengths. So, guess what...we decided to turn my long-forgotten vintage scarves into necklaces! It's super easy, still shows off the color and pattern, and it doesn't alter them forever (so you can wear it as a scarf again later if you want)! Here's how...

Turn a Vintage Scarf into a Necklace

You'll need:

- Vintage Scarf

- Wooden Beads

- Clear Elastic Bands

Copper Beads (optional)

Turn a Vintage Scarf into a Necklace

Here's how:

1. Fold the scarf a few times—length-wise—to make it narrower.

2. Starting in the middle of the scarf, cover a wooden bead with the scarf material and begin to twist the scarf so it tightens around the bead.

3. Secure and twist on each side of the bead and secure with a clear elastic.

4. If you want, add a decorative copper bead in between each wrapped bead. The decorative bead will hide the elastic.

5. Once you have as many beads on the necklace as you'd like, tie a double-knot with the ends of the scarf, and it's ready to wear!

Turn a Vintage Scarf into a Necklace

You could even leave some of the scarf end free to hang down asymmetrically into a chic scarf/necklace!

{Photos by Casey Brodleystyling by Julia Wester, crafting by Jess Hong}

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