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 Geraldine Pecorella on Dec 29, 2015
    will they fade in the sun?,if so find more salvaged fabric and make some more.

  • Terri Terri on Feb 04, 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

  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on May 15, 2017
    Would they have to be then almost see threw material

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  • Nan 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

  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Mar 26, 2020

    Such a nifty idea. I can tell that kitty likes them too.