How to make a scarf hanger

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How to make a scarf hanger
Store your scarves in fabric, plastic or other smooth materials to prevent snagging and pilling. (coloured scarves image by Kathleen Struckle from

Whether you have a collection of fluffy winter scarves or a set of silky all-season scarves cluttering up your closet or dresser, you know it is difficult to keep them looking pristine and wearable all year round without a little organisation. Scarf hangers are a method of storing scarves in your wardrobe or from a coat hook to keep them tidy and accessible. While scarf hangers range in materials from knitted to wooden to plastic, there are many simple ways to create a scarf hanger of your very own.

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Things you need

  • 2 sets plastic soda rings (unbroken)
  • 2 wooden hangers
  • 1 wooden dowel
  • Super glue
  • Staple gun and staples
  • 9 to 12 7.5 cm (3 inch) wooden curtain rings
  • Yarn
  • 60 cm by 15 cm (2 foot by 6 inch) board -- 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick
  • Fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Satin ribbon
  • Wall-mounting hook

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    Green craft scarf hanger

  1. 1

    Lay out two sets of plastic soda rings recycled from two 6-packs of soda or bottled water so the rings are one atop the other horizontally.

  2. 2

    Glue the bottom row of rings to the top row with super glue to create one sheet of plastic rings, 3-by-4-rings in measurement.

  3. 3

    Lay the wooden dowel along the bottom of the plastic ring sheet. Cut the dowel to the same width plus about 2.5 cm (1 inch) on either end.

  4. 4

    Staple the dowel to the bottom of the plastic soda rings. Remove any loose or misfired staples to prevent snags.

  5. 5

    Staple the top of the soda ring sheet to the bottom rung of a wooden coat hanger, removing any loose or misfired staples to prevent snags.

  6. 6

    Thread scarves through each individual plastic circle and hang the scarf hanger in a wardrobe or from a coat hook for safekeeping.

    Commercial-look scarf hanger

  1. 1

    Wrap 9 to 12 individual curtain rings completely in yarn.

  2. 2

    Lay out the rings side by side in either a 3-by-3 square (for nine rings) or a 3-by-4 rectangle (for 12 rings). Fasten each ring together where they meet on the sides, above or below, with a small strip of yarn. Tie the yarn tightly and tuck any loose ends into the yarn-wrapping with the point of a pen so they are not visible.

  3. 3

    Lay a wooden coat hanger above the top row of yarn-covered rings so they are touching. Fasten the rings to the rod with strips of yarn at the centre point at the top of each circle.

  4. 4

    Thread your scarves through the yarn-covered circles and hang them from the coat hanger hook in a wardrobe.

    Decorative scarf hanger

  1. 1

    Wrap a 60 cm by 15 cm (2 foot by 6 inch wooden board in patterned fabric of your choose. Trim the ends and fold the sides into triangular shapes (similar to wrapping the side flaps of a holiday gift). Tuck one end under the fabric and fold the other end so it lays flat against the side of the block. Glue the fabric in place and allow it to dry.

  2. 2

    Create several loops with about 15 cm (6 inch) cuts of satin ribbon and staple them to the wooden board (through the fabric) about 7.5 cm (3 inches) apart.

  3. 3

    Cut a strip of ribbon 40 cm (16 inches) long. Flip the wood over so the ribbon loops are facing downward. Staple one end of the ribbon to the back of the board on one side. Repeat with the other end of ribbon on the other side.

  4. 4

    Mount a wall-mounting hook to a wall or the back of a door. Hang the scarf hanger from the hook using the long piece of ribbon in the back.

  5. 5

    Thread scarves through the ribbon loops on the front of the scarf hanger.

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