DIY Scarf Embellishment Tutorial

My daughter is part of her school choir again this year. They were asked to wear something red and green during their performances. Gabrielle had a simple red scarf that she received as a gift from Santa last year. I figured if I jazzed it up a little bit with some green, it would be perfect to wear during the performances.

DIY Scarf Embellishment

DIY Scarf Embellishment

– Scarf
– Sequin trim
– Fabric Glue
– Scissors
– Ruler (optional)
– Chalk (optional)

Supplies needed to embellish a scarf

Step 1: Place the sequin trim onto the scarf and decide how you want to place it on the scarf. Do you want only one stripe or multiple stripes? This is the time to figure out the pattern/look you want.
DIY Scarf Embellishment
Step 2: Once you have decided how many stripes you want, cut the sequin trim the length you need for each stripe.
Scarf decorating

Step 3: Apply fabric glue onto the scarf to adhere the first sequin trim stripe.
DIY Scarf Embellishing Glue-sequin

Step 4: Once the first stripe is glued onto the scarf, you can use a ruler and chalk to create lines for your next stripes. (Note that you could have done this for the first stripe too, but I didn’t because the scarf wasn’t completely straight.) Apply fabric glue onto the chalk line and adhere the sequin trim.
Use a ruler and chalk to create lines Sequin

 And voilà, you know have an embellished scarf!

DIY Scarf Embellishment

What do you think? Doesn’t it look great? I love that it has a festive look to it. I’ll make sure to share photos of Gabrielle wearing it as soon as I can. If you would like more ideas, check this out DIY Scarves.

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  1. says

    That is a very cute idea! I have never thought of adding something to a scarf to make it more festive. Love it and I think I can handle this DIY idea :) Pinned!

  2. says

    It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! I am addicted to scarves and love anything about them. This makes a plain scarf extra special… I just might have to do this now.

  3. JaneEllen says

    Your daughter’s scarf looks so pretty with the sequin trim. So simple and so pretty. Your daughter will look fabulous in it. The sequin trim is bright enough to really show.
    Glad to hear she likes to be in choir. I was in choir all thru high school and enjoyed it so much. I missed it after I left school. Being in choir helps keeps us in more of the Christmas spirit, hard not singing all the beautiful songs being part of all the celebrating of our Lord. Happy holidays