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Easy Repurposed Scarf Christmas Wreath

We’re keeping things simple again this Christmas so we can really enjoy the season and not get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. I’m not a big fan of either hustling or bustling, so it’s quick and easy projects all the way.

I don’t know about you but I’d much rather be watching a classic Christmas movie or listening to great Christmas music rather than getting caught up in a bunch of Christmas crazy.

So that means quick and easy projects again this year. Yay! I’m loving keeping things simple.

How to make a repurposed scarf Christmas tree

We decorated our Christmas memory tree on the weekend, which is a tree of mostly figural ornaments that we’ve collected over the years during our travels near and far… as well as some family Christmas treasures.

It’s so much fun to go through the boxes and remember the story behind each one.

When I came upon a particular treasure I decided that I wanted to do something different with it this year, rather than put it on the tree.


Easy Repurposed Scarf Christmas Wreath

I recently found this fabulous scarf at a thrift store for $1, and the wreath was in my stash. I pick up these wreaths whenever I see them, usually for 50 cents to $1.


Easy Repurposed Scarf Santa Wreath

When I saw this scarf the doodad thingies really reminded me of colourful Christmas mini-lights, and I knew it had to become a repurposed scarf Christmas wreath.

This isn’t the first time I’ve repurposed a scarf into a wreath. A couple of years ago I used another fabulous $1 thrift store scarf for my Faux Pumpkinseed Fall Wreath, and my Christmas Wreath Made of Scarves.



This scarf was a little stretchy so it was quite easy to cover the wreath form by simply wrapping it.


Repurposed Scarf Wreath

When I was done I secured the ends with a few safety pins. Easy peasy!


Easy Repurposed Scarf Christmas Wreath

This Santa is one of my favourite Christmas treasures from my childhood. He shows a little age and his beard is thinning, but I love him anyway. He brings back so many wonderful memories.

I’m sure he’s from the 50s, or maybe even earlier.


Easy Repurposed Scarf Christmas Wreath

When I was a little girl in the mid 1960s my mother found him at a Salvation Army thrift store, and every year it was up to me to find him his special spot on the tree.

This year I decided to give him a special spot on this wreath so that I can really see and enjoy him.


Easy Repurposed Scarf Christmas Wreath

To me this scarf looks lit up in all its fabulous mini-light glory… minus the actual mini-lights. lol.

My Santa is truly the star of this show, which is exactly what I wanted. This wreath now hangs on the bedroom door and every time I see him he makes me smile.

So check out the scarves at the thrift store the next time you’re there. It’s so easy to make a fabulous wreath, which doesn’t take a lot of time or money.

If you enjoyed this project you might also enjoy these quick and easy scarf wreath projects: Easter Bunny Wreath, Valentines’ Day Wreath, and Faux Pumpkinseed Fall Wreath.


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How to make a repurposed scarf Christmas tree


Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. I went back and looked at the other 2 wreaths you mentioned and can’t believe I didn’t comment on either one! I know I’d seen the fall one, but maybe I wasn’t stalking you when you did the other Christmas one. I’m so happy I went back and had a look, though! I have a red, white and green striped scarf that my daughter found at a thrift store. So! I’m going to make a wreath! Love your special Santa…..we have a memory tree too. One of three! Have a great week! Dona

    1. Hey Dona! For me scarves are the easiest things to make wreaths with because so much of the work is already done for me. Even though I thinned out my scarf collection last winter I still have quite a few. I rarely wear them, but they’re fun to create with. Three trees? Such fun! I’ll be decorating my second tree which is in the living room. It’s my girly tree. 🙂

  2. I love the idea Tuula! I see those scarves too & im going to keep an idea out now. Love the simple idea. What size wreath did you use?

    1. Thanks Florence! I do love easy wreath projects and this scarf fit the bill. The wreath I used is 14″ across to the outsides.

    1. Thanks so much Kris! Happy New week to you. 🙂

  3. I love the confetti/lights idea, it really “sparkles.” That Santa is a classic for sure. Love your other Christmas wreath as well. Now you’ve got my mind working, thinking hhmmmm do I have time to make ONE MORE project? lol xoKathleen

    1. Thanks Kathleen. This is such a quick and easy project if you have a scarf on hand. I pick up interesting ones whenever I see them, usually for $1, and I have a collection just for repurposing. So much bang for the buck.

  4. Your wreath is adorable and the doodad things are perfect. Love your vintage Santa and the story behind him. This wreath would make me smile too.

    1. Thanks so much Sharon! The older I get the more I cherish those simple childhood Christmas memories. It’s really helping me to simplify things and just enjoy.

  5. Great idea! It really does look all lit up. I love your little vintage Santa too!

    1. Thanks so much AnnMarie!

  6. Aww, that’s so cute! I love the little vintage Santa!!


    1. Thanks very much Tania!

  7. Tuula, this is just too cute! One of the first posts I ever read from you was a scarf wreath and I loved the creativity. I’ve never come across just the right scarf, but one of these days I will 😉

    1. Thanks Cecilia! Scarves are really so versatile for repurposing. I’ve used them in so many ways.

      1. Thank you for sharing your festive scarf at Vintage Charm–pinned!

        1. Thanks very much Cecilia!



    1. Thanks Clinita! Maybe you have some free door space where you could put it temporaraily. Just for the Christmas season.

  9. Such a festive and fun wreath and I love how easy it is! I agree with keeping things simple! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this weekend!

    1. Thanks Katrin! I love to repurpose scarves. They’re so plentiful at the thrift stores here and very inexpensive.