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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Confessions of a Collector Part 2 - The Scarf

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Aug 23, 2017 2:18:54 PM
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Confessions of a Collector Part 2 - The ScarfMy scarf/shawl collection triples my number of handbags. What can I say? I love accessories. (Just wait until I get to jewelry!) Scarves and shawls not only add color and pizazz to an outfit, but they also keep you warm when the temperature drops. I never go anywhere without one during fall, winter and spring, and I’ve been known to throw one in my car during the summer in case the air conditioning is too cold.

I like the big rectangular ones I can wrap around my shoulders. At the end of the day, you have to gently fold them or roll them into a soft ball so they don’t wrinkle or get crease marks. Lucky is the girl who has enough drawers to put everything in, so I had to come up with a solution for storing all my scarves.

Confessions of a Collector Part 2 - The Scarf

I found a flat wood ruler in my junk drawer and a package of spring clamp clothespins I found at Goodwill awhile back. They were just waiting for a project.

Confessions of a Collector Part 2 - The Scarf
I spray-painted the ruler in a pretty periwinkle color. After the paint dried, I attached the clothespins to the ruler with wood glue. I spaced my pins about

1-1/4” apart, but you could place them closer together depending on how many you need.

Confessions of a Collector Part 2 - The Scarf 
After the glue was completely dry, I wrapped the pins with Washi tape for a decorative touch.

Confessions of a Collector Part 2 - The Scarf 
I twisted a length of wire at each end of the ruler to make a hanger.

My sample has seven clothes pins. Let’s see, I could double or triple up the number of scarves per pin. It’s not quite big enough, so I might as well find a yardstick and make another one!

Topics: DIY projects, Merri Cvetan, scarves, DIY storage tips, scarf storage