Last-Minute Gift: DIY Embellished Scarves!

Before I sign off for Christmas "vacation" and family time, I wanted to share a great last-minute gift for those of you who are still looking for a little something! Embellished accessories are really my go-to for a last minute gift at any time of year! It's such a quick and easy project that crafters of any skill level can do. A store-bought item with a handmade touch! Just pick up a simple, inexpensive scarf (mine came from my bedroom, the Dollar tree and Walmart)...

And have fun searching your craft stash for pretty embellishments! I didn't buy any for mine, just used this and that from my studio. You can machine or hand stitch them on and in some cases probably just hot glue. (I won't tell if you don't!)

Like handmade silk rosettes:
 Stretchy sequins by the yard: (This stuff belongs on everything.)
 Colorful poms: (also from the Dollar Tree, FYI!)
 Vintage and thrifted trims:
 Crocheted flowers: (via my mom, I don't crochet, sadly!)
Felt circles: (t-shirt knit would work, too!)
And crocheted snowflakes: (also via my mom...thanks, mom!)

Doesn't that look fun?? Those are only a start of all the possibilities! Seriously, go look in your stash, there is something amazing in there for your scarf. Or hat, or gloves, or tote bag! Knit scraps turned into stripes? Rick rack stitched on? Buttons? Get creative!

One little thing to remember when embellishing scarves is to match the fabric weight/type. It doesn't have to be the exact same fabric of course, but a heavy embellishment might not suit a lightweight pashmina whereas a thick wool scarf might look great with it.

Merry Christmas, friends!!
I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful holiday weekend and I hope your Christmas day is the best one yet. :o)



  1. Thanks for posting this quick and easy way to update a plain scarf. You can never have toooo many of these. Enjoy your Christmas holidays, and I hope Santa is good to you...J

  2. Perfect as usual! I've been searching for simple cute ideas just like this! Thanks so much! You are incredible:)

  3. Cute scarves. Tell your mom she did a beautiful job on the crocheting. Happy Holidays to you and your family, Disney.

  4. Disney - you never cease to amaze me, these are truly lovely. I want one...or ten! So pretty!

  5. My favorite of those is the pom poms - love them all, though. Your mom's little crocheted wonders are beautiful.

  6. Thank you for sharing another great idea....I need a little push sometimes to be a little more creative. Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family!!

    Blessings, Penny

  7. Love this idea!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe & happy New Year!!

  8. I'm just crazy about scarves! I love all of the above, for different moods and occasions. Cute idea (:

  9. Hi Disney!
    I'm a lurker, so I've been reading your blog for a long time, and I'm not really sure why I never commented. Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog, and you seem really lovely! Happy New Year to you and your family!


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