Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wrapping with Scarves

 Day 5 :: Scarves Week

first of all, i want to say a big thank you to all of you who entered the Sew, Mama, Sew!  giveaway and send a happy welcome to all of you who joined me here for the very first time !
the winner of the Sew, Mama, Sew!  giveaway is Rachel who shared this link which is for a neglected man's neck tie sewn around the top of a woman's shirt ~ i'd never seen that before, so unique & such a clever idea !

so many great repurposed project ideas were shared in the comments section, so be sure to check them all out

today's idea for using scarves is wrapping & decorating...

i came across this book, Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps by Jennifer Playford
here's what's written on the back of the book:
"Requiring only a square piece of fabric and an item to be wrapped, Wrapagami offers a simple, chic, and eco-friendly alternative to paper gift-wrap and bags. Derived from a Japanese wrapping tradition, the twenty-five exquisite wraps in Wrapagami include clear instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, inspiring photographs of finished wraps, and lots of tips for creative embellishment and use." 
 so for the square piece of fabric, why not use a square scarf ?  it requires no cutting, no tape, & if you make a mistake, just unwrap & start again. also using a scarf to wrap a gift is like 2 presents in one, the recipient can reuse the scarf

more ideas on wrapping gifts with scarves here & here

and for decorating check out this picture frame decorated with a scarf

FYI share photos of your projects made with scarves and/or your scarf collection to the Scarf-O-Rama flickr group

see you tomorrow for day 6 !