Repurpose Old Scarves Into Blankets

Repurpose Old Scarves Into Blankets

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 30, 2010

This past weekend my husband and I pulled our box winter gear and assorted hoodies out of storage. With chilly mornings and evenings now in the forecast, we might not need a coat, but a light scarf and jacket are always nice! There's just one problem — Hi my name is Sarah Trover and I'm a scarf addict.

Scarves are the one thing that everyone knows they can get me for Christmas and I'll always put to use. Though apparently after all my years of scarf love, my collection is starting to overtake the closet. I thought about felting down the 100% wool ones and using them for other projects, but many of them aren't wool, so what to do, what to do.

I was cruising around Martha Stewart's site this morning looking for festive fall decor ideas (because really, is there any place else to check?) and came across this lovely idea to combine your old scarves into a single blanket! Sure they won't really match, but that's not the point. The idea of being able to make something new from something you have an abundance of is delightful, even if you end up giving it as a gift to someone.

It's a great way to clear the closet and put items that might be cluttering up your entryway to good use! You could even have a scarf trade with friends if you're not into the blanket idea, just get everyone together and you could go home with several new-to-you scarves making it all the more fun. Donate the leftovers to a local shelter for those who might be in need.

(Image: Martha Stewart)

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