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25 Awesome Scarf Projects to Try This Summer

Scarves aren’t just for Fall and Winter, and you don’t even have to feel limited to just using them around your neck in the usual and expected way. Why not use some of your old scarves and repurpose them into brand new accessories and other fun projects to use around your home? Here are 25 ways you can use scarves to accessorize, decorate, and then some!

1. Make a shirt

Vintage scarves turned into a shirt

Grab a couple of vintage scarves and fashion them into a totally unique and totally adorable shirt like Erica from Recycled Fashion.

2. Silk pillows

Silk pillows

Yes, you can sew silk pillows into some seriously chic and expensive-looking pillows. Just check out a couple of tutorials over at Ouno Design.

3. Turn it into a handbag

Scarf purse

If you’re really in a pinch, or you just want to have a totally unique handbag, why not make one of your scarves into one? See more over at A Bullseye View.

4. Make sun catchers

scarf sun catchers

Using embroidery hoops and an old scarf, Sadie Seasongoods made some fun and colourful sun catchers!

5. Wrap gifts

Scarf-wrapped presents

Easy and totally unique, you can use scarves to wrap presents for Summer parties. See more over at Babble.

6. Make a quilt

quilt made from hankies

Have a sewing machine? You can turn old hankies and scarves into a gorgeous quilt. Get the full tutorial at Polka Dot Chair.

7. Frame them

framed scarves

Make your very own artwork by framing vintage scarves and putting them up on your wall as a collection. Talk about a totally unique gallery wall! Details over at Apartment Therapy.

8. Fashion a tunic

Scarf tunic

How cute would this be as a beach/pool coverup for the Summer? And the tutorial is super easy! See it all at Lost in Paris.

9. Turn it into a camera strap

SCARF-CAMERA-STRAP-FINISHED

Why use the boring, basic black camera strap that came with your camera when you can style your own in whatever colour you want? Get the full instructions over at The Learner Observer.

10. Refashion an old shirt

scarf chambray shirt

Gypsie Sister used a scarf to make an old shirt brand new again with a few simple stitches. How creative!

11. Spruce up your bun

scarf bun

A simple, but very cute way to use a scarf is to simply wrap it around a low bun and tie a bow underneath it. See more over at Daily Makeover.

12. Make a silk jacket

scarf jacket

A no-sew project, and a super cute light jacket for the Summer? Sounds too good to be true, right? Get the tutorial at Kendie Everyday.

13. Make a stamped scarf

stamped scarf

Not only do you get to stamp a one of a kind pattern on a scarf, but Almost Makes Perfect also shows you how to make the stamp itself!

14. Make strappy sandals

sandal-scarf-finished

Would you believe these used to be regular flip flops? You can make cute strappy sandals with a scarf, just go see how they did it over at She Knows.

15. Fashion a twisted bracelet

twist bracelet

These take just 5 minutes to make, require no tools, and can even be made by kids! Step by step over at Hello Natural.

16. Wear it as a head scarf

head scarf

Keiko Lynn shows you how to make a scarf into a fashionable head accessory, which is especially useful for those days when your hair is a little oily!

17. Make a braided bracelet

braided bracelet

If you’d like a more advanced tutorial on making a bracelet out of a scarf, check this on out from Type F.

18. Make a wreath

DIY-Scarf-Wreath

If you want something to do with those thick Winter scarves, now you have the perfect project to make this Summer to get you all set for Fall and Winter! See how on One Fab Day.

19. Make it into a bib

bib scarf

With a little sewing, you can make some super adorable and useful bibs for your littles! Get the pattern on Toddah.

20. Tie it into a shrug

scarf to shrug

So many ways to wear a scarf, and this no-sew shrug is pretty genius. See how to make your own at DIY Confessions.

21. Sew them into shorts

scarf shorts

How cute are these shorts? And yes, they’re really made from a scarf, just go to A Pair & A Spare to see the tutorial.

22. Make them into a curtain

scarves into curtain

Sew a bunch of scarves together and make a colourful and completely one of a kind set of curtains. More over on Disfunctional Designs.

23. Tie around other accessories

scarf around bag and hat

A simple hat becomes something much more special with the simple addition of a scarf tied around it. See more ideas over on Here & Now.

24. Adorn your shoes

scarf flats

With this simple little trick, you can give your shoes a more expensive and custom look. See how at Stars for Streetlights.

25. Bunt them

scarf bunting

Decorate a party in a totally unique way by bunting some scarves together, as you can see over at Lily. The best part is, you can still use them after!