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Winter Handbag Trends

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October 3, 2014 by Fashion, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

While we absolutely love our scarves, we also love coordinating handbags. Indulge in your weakness for bags this winter with some of the most adorable arm candy treats up for grabs. Fun, funky and an absolute essential to every woman, handbags have evolved into ingenious marvels of utilitarian design. Brilliant combinations of fabric, color, material, and accents are the basics for stylish bags this winter. Studded and ready to rock out, vintage inspired bags in a variety of prints, foxy tones, and textured accents are all the rage.

Here is a selection of a few handbag highlights to look out for this season. Continue Reading

How to Tie a Scarf: High-Low Skirt

July 23, 2014 by DIY, Guest Blogger, Scarf Tying

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory.

how to tie a high-low skirt scarf

Lauren of A Fabulous Fete rose to our Knot Challenge by transforming our Bahama Floral Scarf Wrap into a chic and simple skirt you can wear all summer long!

Instructions

how to tie a high-low skirt first steps

Step 1: Wrap a long rectangle scarf (we used this one) around your waist and grab the top corners.

Step 2: Wrap the ends around to the back, overlapping on one side, and tie the ends in the back.

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Step 3: Tuck the tails into the top of the skirt. The scarf should now look like a maxi skirt.

Step 4: Grab the bottom corners and pull them out and up towards your hips.

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Step 5: Bring the sides to the back and tuck them into the top of the skirt.

Thanks again to Lauren for this eye-catching new addition to our Knot Library!

DIY Polka Dot Table Runner

August 29, 2013 by DIY, Featured Scarves, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

DIY Challenge: The Home

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Today we’re featuring a lovely DIY Polka Dot Table Runner from Lexy at The Proper Pinwheel. This DIY is insanely easy to make, and it spruces up any table — no sewing skills required! And let’s face it: Polka dots never go out of style.
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Table runners used to seem outdated. With a few simple supplies, you can create a cute and modern table runner from a scarf! Read on for the how-to.

scarf table runner supplies

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Scarf (like this one)
  • Neon pom poms
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric scissors

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Step 1: Using your scissors, cut the scarf to the desired length and width to fit your table.

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Step 2: Place a small dollop of hot glue on the scarf and attach a pom pom. Continue placing and gluing the pom poms in random places on the surface of the scarf.
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Step 3: Let the hot glue dry, place a centerpiece in the middle, and admire your unique new table runner!

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Thank you to Lexy for this creative, inexpensive, and fun DIY!

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DIY Glass Napkin

August 22, 2013 by DIY, Featured Scarves, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

DIY Challenge: The Home

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Using our Madison Scarf, Lauren of A Fabulous Fete created the cutest little glass covers you ever did see — a must for any Labor Day parties coming up! Follow her easy tutorial below, and you’ll be the chicest host in no time (and keep your furniture free from glass rings!). We love this idea for all seasons, too.

diy festive glass napkins

With summer here, the heat rising, and backyard parties in full swing, refreshing cocktails and drinks are sure to be served. The problem with your frosty drinks in the summer? They sweat like crazy leaving you with puddles and rings all over your pretty little tables. Sure, you can try to pass out coasters, but let’s be honest, nobody uses a coaster at a party. And they sure aren’t going to carry one around with them as they mix and mingle.

Solution: Control it before it ever leaves the glass by creating a napkin that stays with your guests’ glasses! Here is what you need and instructions to make your own set.

glass scarf napkin step 1

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One patterned scarf (find the one used in this tutorial here)
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Thread
  • Needle

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Step 1: Lay your scarf flat, then place the glass at the corner of the scarf. The glass should sit about an inch below the edge of the scarf. Measure down about 1 inch from the top of your glass, and start cutting horizontally to create the strip that will wrap around the glass. The strip should wrap around the glass about 3 times, so measure your glass and cut the length accordingly.

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Step 2: Now, take your twin or ribbon and measure around the middle of your glass. Add enough extra length so that you could tie it in a knot or bow.

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Step 3: Stitch the twine down to the edge of the strip you cut, leaving about 2/3 to one side of the edge, and 1/3 to the other (you will be wrapping the long side all the way around the glass to meet back up with the shorter edge).

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Step 4: Place your glass on the strip at the opposite end of the twine, and start rolling the glass up tightly towards the twin. Once you reach the end, wrap the long end of the twine tightly, all the way around the glass and back to met the other piece. Tie, and you’re done!

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After the party is over, all you have to do is untie each one and lay flat to dry overnight. Store and reuse for your next big event!

finished glass napkins

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Special thanks to Lauren for this lovely (and party-saving) DIY! 

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DIY Pineapple Table Runner

August 15, 2013 by DIY, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

DIY Challenge: The Home

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Kelly of Studio DIY put a tropical twist on one of our infinity scarves to create a table runner that is luau-ready! See how she did it by following along with her tutorial below:

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This summer I have had quite an obsession with pineapple motifs. They are just so fun, funky, and perfect for the season, aren’t they? I thought this light and airy white scarf lent itself pretty well to a few colorful pops of pineapples for a modern, party-ready table runner. Don’t you agree? Let’s get started!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Step 1: Cut along the seam of the infinity scarf to make it one long piece. Trim the scarf to the length you desire, if necessary. Then, fold under the edge of each end twice (so the raw edge is hidden) and use your sewing machine (or a hand stitch) to stitch across it for a nice finished hem.

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Step 2. Now it’s time to cut out your cute pineapples! I made a pattern for the pineapple (just an oval with the top cut off) and the leaves out of paper and used that to cut out the felt. I used 12 pineapples on my runner, each one about 3″ tall.

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Step 3: Place a bit of glue on the bottom of each leaf piece and adhere it to the back of your pineapples. Let dry, then lay out your scarf and place the pineapples randomly until you have a pattern you like.

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Step 4: Grab your needle and embroidery floss and stitch each pineapple onto your scarf. To do this, I tied a knot in the end of my floss and made a small stitch in the upper two corners of the pineapple, and one on the bottom. I tied each off stitch with a small knot on the back of the scarf. I left the leaves loose to give it a little bit of texture, but feel free to stitch those down too in the same manner.

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And that’s a wrap! Now it’s time to throw a colorful party and put your runner to use! If you’d like to make a longer runner, you can simply stitch two (or more!) scarves together at the ends and make a few more pineapples to fanci-fy it with. Happy Summer!

Thanks again to Kelly of Studio DIY for keeping us in the summer spirit with this tropical table runner!

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DIY Popcorn Bags Wrapped With Scarf Ribbon

August 8, 2013 by DIY, Featured Scarves, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

DIY Challenge: The Home

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Today we’ve got a tasty treat: Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel will be showing us how to DIY some popcorn bags. This craft is easy-peasy, and best of all, you can switch up the scarf each time you make these!

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During the summer, we have all sorts of little gatherings. I love adding little details to make every get-together seem special. We decided to cut up this adorable red and white scarf and create small ribbons to wrap around little bags of popcorn. These make adorable party favors and are perfect if you are having a nautical-themed party!

diy scarf bag supplies

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Red-and-white scarf (we used this one)
  • Mini brown bags (found at local craft store)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Popcorn

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Step 1: Using your scissors, cut small strips of fabric from the scarf. Make sure to get both colors in the strip when cutting! Cut as many strips of fabric as there are bags.
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Step 2: Fill the brown bags with popcorn. Wrap the fabric around each bag and tie in a small bow. Serve and enjoy!

Thanks to Lexy for showing us this yummy DIY!

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DIY Anchors Aweigh Tablescape

August 1, 2013 by DIY, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

DIY Challenge: The Home

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Hello! It’s Brynn here from chartreuse & a twist, and I am excited to be back here for one more scarf DIY post! This project was right up my alley.

With summer in full swing, I chose to use the Krista Silk Anchor Scarf to complete the Home Challenge. I just love it! In its cheery yellow hue, this scarf sets the tone for my Anchors Aweigh summer soirée tablescape.

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If there is anything I love more than a party, it’s to make the party pretty! And just how can you incorporate scarves into your party decor, you might be asking? Easy breezy! Scarves are much more versatile than you might think. One of my favorite ways to use a scarf is as a table runner, which is just what I did here. It adds that perfect splash of color and pattern pop!

nautical table setting

To set the perfect nautical tablescape, start with the silk anchor scarf and gather dishes in blues and whites, dip-dye the ends of nautical rope, and add fun seaside details to your liking. White and blue with splashes of red and yellow keep the nautical palette fresh and fun!

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Now, just invite your best of friends and soak in that wonderful summer sun!

Thanks to Brynn for putting us in a nautical state of mind with this breezy DIY tablescape! 

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How to Tie a Scarf: Double Scarf Anchor

July 29, 2013 by DIY, Guest Blogger, Scarf Tying

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From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

how to tie the double scarf anchor

Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel twisted and tied her way to a new nautical knot we can’t get enough of! Dive into the directions below for a knot that’s sure to make waves this summer!

Instructions

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Step 1: Start by laying the larger scarf over the smaller scarf (we used this larger one and this smaller one) in a perpendicular fashion. Give more slack on the bottom of the larger scarf.

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Step 2: Tie the smaller scarf in a knot 1/3 down from the top of the bigger scarf. Pull tight!

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Step 3: Lay the smaller scarf underneath the larger scarf and pull to the opposite side.

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Step 4: Thread the smaller scarf through that small hole to create another knot and pull tight.

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Step 5: Open up the bottom end of the small scarf and feed the large scarf through that loop.

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Step 6: Pull the loop of the smaller scarf back up as if you were wrapping it around your neck. Bring the bottom loop of the large scarf up as well.

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Step 7: Criss-cross the larger scarf loop and bring that loop back down and place it over the top of the rest of the fabric.

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Step 8: Slide your head through that center hole and admire your double scarf wonder!

Thanks to Lexy for adding the Double Scarf Anchor to our Knot Library!

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How to Tie a Scarf: Figure 8

July 22, 2013 by DIY, Guest Blogger, Scarf Tying

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From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

how to tie the figure 8 knot

Brittany of The House that Lars Built invented a new scarf knot that is ideal for a girl on the go. Follow the three short and sweet steps below to recreated this knotted masterpiece!

Instructions

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Step 1: Hold an infinity scarf (we used this one) open in a loop.

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Step 2: Tie a knot in the center of the scarf to form two circles, one on each side of the knot.

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Step 3: Laying the circles one on top of another, place the scarf over your head.

Thanks to Brittany of The House that Lars Built for adding this chic and straightforward knot to our collection!

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