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My favorite thrift store and flea market scores are vintage scarves. The colors are fun, the patterns are graphic and they never cost too much. Sometimes I’ll come home with a scarf that doesn’t quite fit into my wardrobe, but that I just had to have nonetheless. Luckily, scarves are also great for adding flair to the home! Check out these easy DIY projects and see how you can dress up your decor.

Make pretty pillows out of vintage scarves! See how on HGTV Design Happens Blog -->


Square scarves practically beg to be turned into pretty pillows, like this one from Design*Sponge. The project does require a bit of sewing, but I think the result is worth the extra effort, don’t you?

Make a table runner from vintage scarves. See how on HGTV Design Happens Blog -->

If you’re a strictly no-sew crafter (I hear you!), you can still whip up your own vintage scarf table runner in no time. Thank you, fusible bonding tape! Get all the DIY deets on Madigan Made.

Make boho curtains from vintage scarves! See how on HGTV Design Happens Blog -->

Trade in those plain white sheers for some boho brilliance! Just imagine these gauzy vintage scarf curtains billowing in the breeze. Head over to Design*Sponge and learn how to get the look.

Wrap gifts with vintage scarves! See how on HGTV Design Happens Blog -->

Now, that’s a wrap — literally and figuratively! Use a wrap or a vintage scarf as gift wrap with the furoshiki technique. Our own Marianne Canada will show you how in this Weekday Crafternoon.

Make art from vintage scarves. Check it out on HGTV Design Happens Blog -->

Pick a scarf with a brilliant pattern or palette and let it stand on its own as art. Design Star contestant Hilari Younger is clearly on board with this idea, as seen here.

Which vintage scarf project would you create with a thrift store score? And do you have any crafty suggestions for upcycling common household items? Leave them in the comments below!

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2 Responses

  1. Linda H. says:

    Love the pillow and curtains.

  2. Lena Seale says:

    The pillow is spectacular.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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