Vintage Scarf Shatter-proof Suncatchers

How to make an unbreakable suncatcher from old scarves!
Be sure to check out my my full tutorial here for each and every step!
I just LOVE old scarves...but have a bunch that fallen prey to snags, stains, and holes. But they're so pretty that I just couldn't bear to toss them.
So I decided to upcycle the pretty parts I could salvage by creating super simple suncatchers to hang in my kitchen bay window! Step one, gather small embroidery hoops- which I almost always find at thrift stores.
Step two: separate hoops and place scarf fabric between them.
Step three: hang in the window!
I can leave these hanging in my windows (GREAT way to keep birds from flying into them!) and not worry about a certain kitty (aka, Cottonball) knocking them down and shattering on the floor. Love that!
Be sure to check out my my full tutorial here for each and every step!
Sadie Seasongoods

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  • Geraldine Pecorella
    on Dec 29, 2015

    will they fade in the sun?,if so find more salvaged fabric and make some more.

    • Betsy Joppe
      on Sep 16, 2016

      Fabric will fade in the sun. There is no getting around it. Enjoy for the time being and then change it out!!!

  • Terri
    on Feb 4, 2016

    Hi I have a beautiful silk scafr that is in excellent condition and I would love to be able to display it either on the wall or hanging in a window but don't want to cut or damage it in any way. Any suggestions what I could display it in or on? its a square shaped and quite large. Thanks

    • Carol
      on Jan 7, 2019

      Place it in a picture frame big enough or an old window frame would look good

  • Sue Lilly
    on May 15, 2017

    Would they have to be then almost see threw material

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  • Chic tayao
    on May 20, 2016

    Great memorabilia! Very personalized and pretty!

  • Nan
    on Jul 12, 2017

    I have a silk scarf I have been wondering what to do with. I will now look for 2 large picture frames with glass that are the same size and place the scarf in between the glass - then place it in a window that does not get sun... Now my scarf is preserved and enjoyed in a unique and useful way
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