How to Decorate Chairs with Scarves!

Revamp your chair backs in two minutes or less! All you need is a scarf. No-sew tutorial :-).

Remember when pashmina scarves were all the rage? And Oprah was showing everyone how they should be tied? They've come down in the world but their width, length and fringe still make them super functional. I've seen them at Kohl's for $5. You'll need one scarf per chair back.

Loosely fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Place over the back of the chair. Shift the scarf slightly so that 2/5's of the folded length hangs over the back of the chair while 3/5's hangs over the front of the chair.

Grasp the long length on the left side of the chair with your RIGHT hand. Grasp the long length on the right with your LEFT hand. The length in your left hand should cross UNDER the length that you're holding with your right hand. Pull taut.

Push the length of scarf in your right hand under the other length.

Pull the right side of the scarf straight UP while pulling the left side of the scarf straight down. Pull tightly. Let go of the bottom length.

Place the length that was in your right hand directly over the tied area.

It'll look like this! A quick and simple way to decorate your chairs for weddings, parties or 'just because'.

Shared this idea at these fabulous parties!


  1. This is a great idea to soften the appearance of my chairs. Thanks.

  2. Such a simple but clever idea. All those scarves I've gathered may find a new use. Dropping in from Busy Mondays link up

  3. I love it! So simple and pretty. Perfect for dressing up plain chairs for a party! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    P.S. I love the new blog design too!

  4. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I loved this post so much that I chose it to be featured for this weeks party. :) Go grab a button you deserve it!

  5. Love this DIY! Hope we can feature final pic and link back to your site for the detailed instructions.