Pinterest Scarf Holder {& why sometimes you should not DIY}

I’m all about a good do-it-yourself project. And if it adds organization to my life? BRING. IT. ON.

So when I saw this image on pinterest, I was like, “Yes! I need this in my life!”

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

So I went to the store, bought a pack of shower curtain rings and set up my own personal scarf hanger.

Doesn’t it look great?
Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

Yeah. Not so much.

Plus, you see these rings?

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

They were made for snagging.

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

Not only is it slanted {which means my scarves pile on top of each other. hello zero organization}, but each time I pulled my scarves out, they would inevitably snag on the curtain rings. Hashtag not cool.

So, you know what I did? I decided this was not a good DIY project.
Bless whoever created it. They must have found a great way for it to work in their closet. But apparently, I wasn’t smart enough to figure it out. Soย off to Ikea I went to pick up this little number:

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

To the tune of $7.99 + 28 holes for accessories, this baby came home with me.

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

See, Ma? No plastic grabby things to snag my scarves!!!

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

Color me pleased.

Pinterest Scarf Holder - and why sometimes you should NOT diy.

And that, my friends, is the story of why sometimes you should not DIY.

The end.

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p.s. let’s not talk about my overabundance of scarves, mkay? thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

11 comments

  1. Haha! I agree. Some things sound and look great and then when you actually do them, they aren’t so great. I did something like this for my husband’s ties and it didn’t work out well. I should look for this at my next Ikea trip because I still haven’t found what to do with all my husband’s ties. And you will laugh that all my scarves are in a basket in the closet. Yeah…don’t judge. lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Danae says:

    I tried this same thing (and had the same results)! However, I was not as smart as you and resorted to still using the shower curtain rings, just on my actual closet rod, but I have to “un-snap” the ring and take the scarf off veeerrry carefully each time. Your ikea solution is much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Christa says:

    judgment free zone here, Cherie! ๐Ÿ˜€ I happened to find a little tie organizer for my hubby at a yard sale a while back, but have seen something similar at Target… if you’re interested. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Diana says:

    Makes me glad I didn’t even try to DIY one! I got mine at home goods and it is worth every penny (and it was cheap too). ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the chuckle, and I love yours!

  5. Naomi says:

    Just a random thought, but maybe you could hot glue the rings to the hanger (spaced as you so desire) at the opening/part where they snag. If it was all covered in hot glue it wouldn’t snag and they would stay put. And if you were really ambitious you could cover each ring in yarn before gluing it to the hanger. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just in case any one else made this failure and wanted to try to redeem it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. StoneMaven says:

    I did this with my cotton bandanas (I wear a lot of bandanas and have a collection of around 60) but I used cafe curtain rings and it worked pretty well. The little gripper teeth hold the corner of the bandana with no damage. I wouldn’t do this with silky or loosely woven scarves though.

  7. Jennifer Creech says:

    I hot glued my rings to the hanger and it worked great, but I would have bought that Ikea one if I had seen it ๐Ÿ™‚

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