We at DFW Style Daily understand that sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands. Can’t quite swing a new, head-turning accessory for every single shindig? Seeking a unique gift for someone very special? Hello? Make it yourself!
In our brand-new D.I.Y. series, we’ll show you step-by-step how to make your own fashionable treasures. Click here for last week’s pretty pom-pom pumps!
Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. Of course, you want to give your friends gifts that are both trendy and chic, wearables they won’t see every other gal in town wearing. It’s also the perfect season for statement-making scarves. See where we’re going here?
Today, we’ll guide you through creating a boho fringe scarf from the most accessible, ubiquitous item in your dresser. Whether for a friend or for your office Secret Santa, any recipient of this handmade gift will surely love you.
We stress the buddy system with these projects, because we’ve tried it alone, and it’s just not the same. You, plus a pal, plus some sugar, can only equal a good time. Today, we recommend hot chocolate with marshmallows and a side of holiday cookies. ‘Tis the season, after all.
This D.I.Y. gift doesn’t even require you to leave your house for any supplies. Grab a few old t-shirts or a maxi dress (jersey knit works best) and a pair of scissors. That is absolutely all you need.
Lay your shirt or dress flat on your work surface, and cut horizontally across directly under the arm holes. Next, cut away the bottom hem. You should be left with a tube-like piece of jersey fabric.
Now it’s time to cut the fringe. First, estimate how wide you want each strip of fringe. We prefer thin strips, about ½-inch wide.
Cutting from bottom to top, make your first fringe cut to your desired length. For best results, cut fringe no more than halfway up your fabric tube. Continue cutting fringe around the entire tube, making sure to maintain roughly the same length and width for each strip. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, though. The fabric will naturally curl inward on its own, and the resulting scarf is, after all, boho chic.
Once the fringe is complete, pull each strand hard to stretch the fabric out a bit and curl the unfinished jersey edges.
Voila! You’ve now made the perfect holiday gift that all your friends will adore. Make a few, in fact, because we can guarantee you’ll want to keep at least two of these perfect winter accessories for yourself. We won’t judge.
All images, credit Heather Lettieri for DFW Style Daily.