I have an enormous collection of silk scarves: shapes, sizes, colors, you name it! I'm always trying to find new methods of wearing these beauties other than the typical way. Here are 3 ways to restyle scarves.
Twisted Scarf Necklace
Supplies Needed: 2 silk scarves
- Find 2 scarves of equal size and shape. You could use 2 square or 2 rectangle, just find colors/patterns you like together. I chose the black and white floral with jewel tone geometric print for a nice contrast.
- For square scarves, fold each diagonally from corner to corner. If you have tags or a rough spot on either corner, put these together so they won't show in the end product. For rectangle scarves, skip this step.
- Starting from the corner(or an edge for rectangle scarf) you just made with the 2 loose ends, start rolling down to the fold.
- Keep rolling until you have a nice tube of scarf.
- Grab an end of each scarf and tie. Double knots are best, that way it won't fall apart during next step.
- Place something heavy on the ends or use your foot(like I did) and hold the ends in place and start twisting one scarf around the other.
- Just twist them together or fold one over the other, make sure it's loose so it won't unwind.
- When the scarves are all twisted around each other, you need to make a slip knot. The knot won't be like you did in step #5. Take one end of the scarf(the purple end) and fold over the other(white end). Keep the one end in place while you work the other around it.
- Fold over and work up behind it to make a knot. This is making a knot around the other end, rather than tying the 2 together.
- Tighten the knot and make sure it holds well.
- Bring both ends together: the one you started with and the one you ended with.
- Tie and double knot the ends together. I paired the same ends together and you're finished! It's easy to take apart, but strong enough to hold while wearing.
Chain Knot Necklace
Supplies Needed: 2 square silk scarves, one slightly larger than the other.
Use the same steps #1-#5 on the twisted scarf necklace.
- After you've tied your ends together, hold in place and pull tight.
- Take your longer scarf and loop around the other to make a knot that will slide down your shorter scarf.
- Pull down the knot until it's where you want it, keep it loose for a chain or tighten it up.
- Keep making chain knots or twist to finish.
- Do steps #8-#12 on the twisted scarf necklace.
Twisted Scarf Bun
Supplies needed: Long hair and long rectangle/square scarf.
If you have a square scarf, follow steps #1-#5 on the twisted scarf necklace.
The longer/thicker your hair, the longer scarf you'll need to use.
- Tie a knot on the end of your scarf. If your scarf is super long like mine, make a figure 8.
- Pick up at the center to fold in half.
- Now you have a big loopy circle.
- Place the loop over your arm and grab your hair where you want your bun.
- Pull the loop over your hair, but don't pull all your hair through, you want to start making your bun now. So it will be messy.
- Make a twist in your scarf, by just turning the circle over.
- Keep grabbing hair and looping the scarf over, fixing stray hairs as you go. I didn't have a mirror doing this, so I can guarantee it will be 100x better when you do.
- Just keep twisting and stuffing. Towards the end of the scarf, you'll want to pull it tighter to get a tight bun, but it shouldn't hurt.