Sunday, 15 May 2011

Scarf Amour

How To: Scarf Tying

Ah! Today is going to be filled with lots of fun! Here in Nigeria we are a lover of scarves and I must confess I'm an addict. They just look so good and create this special effect when you have them on. The wonders of scarves! So I decided to do a scarf  tutorial today. I needed to use a doll so that I can easily show you the steps, not only this I jazzed it up with various colours of flowers for different effects and moods....Enjoy this as I'm sure you will!

Here we go.......

You will need your:

Scarf of any colour
Brooch pin/ safety pin
Flowers to jazz
 and of course your Head :)


Fold your scarf into two equal halves and place over your head just like this...

Step 2:
Arrange the scarf in such a way that the right hand of the scarf is 3/4 longer than that of the left hand; this way you have a little end of the scarf on your left hand side than on the other.

Step 3:
Now take both ends to the back and cross over, that is, left over right...and right over left.

Step 4:

Twist the long end of the scarf on your left hand and wrap around your head to the back to meet the other scarf end on your right and gently tie so that it sits well on your head. Remember that the scarf is to cover both ears for that look.
I asked my little friendly neighbour to assist in hold the scarf down as it went all slippery on the doll.

Step 4:

Twist the loose ends still and gently but firmly tuck them over each other to make it look like...

Then bring over the other loose ends and tuck over the first one still in the same direction.

So you have what looks like this at the back

 and  this at the front...

Now for the fun part! Jazz it up with flowers. Simply glue a brooch pin or safety pin to the stem of the flower and attach to where we tucked in our loosed scarf ends for that perfect touch.

Hope you enjoyed this and I hope you go back and try this! Have a swell time.


  1. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  2. This is Sooooooooooooo cool. I wish we wore more scarves in the US. Maybe I will start a new trend. I used to do the turban thing once in awhile back in the early 80's. For a white girl that was pretty radical. :) I love the look though and since my hair is definitely not my best feature I am all over this. I will be featuring you next week on Motivated Monday. Thanks for linking up and I hope you keep the great posts coming.

  3. Oh that looks great! Fantastic tutorial too - you make it look so easy!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. oh wow!! that looks gorgeous!! Thanks for linking in!! :-)

  5. Yay! You came! Love this scarf post! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  6. This is gorgeous! I especially love it with the orchid, at least i'm pretty sure it's an orchid : ).

    Thanks for sharing at Craft and Tell! Hope to see you back next week.

  7. This is a great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Laugh, Love, and Craft's Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

  8. Love the flowers! Great tutorial, following you from the whimsical wednesday blog hop. You can find me at

  9. What a cool tutorial! Thank you for stopping by Random Deals and joining the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop. I am your newest follower :) Have a great day!

  10. Very pretty.

  11. Really beautiful~ thank you for the tutorial too! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday!

  12. Hi! So cute! I'm a new follower, and I found you through Thrifty Thursday blog hoppers. I look forward to seeing more from you!

  13. What great ideas. You are very talented and creative when it comes to scarfs. I am not a scarf person, but think they look nice on others.

  14. Looks beautiful!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  15. This is really nice! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

  16. That is so pretty. I don't suppose you'd come to visit me in Florida and teach me how to wear my scarfs like this. I have a brain tumor and have to keep my head covered. This would be so pretty to wear over the summer.

  17. Some twisting and tucking and then it looks just perfect!! Makes me think of Sunset Blvd too. (the broadway show)

  18. Aww...this is gorgeous! Love the touch of adding a flower to the scarf!

  19. Great tutorial!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  20. Very pretty, thank you for the tutorial too. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following now. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and say hello Hugs!

  21. Thank you for sharing this ! I am hopeless when it comes to scarf tying and this is a great tutorial.

  22. I have seen scarves worn like this! Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,

  23. What fun! But, of course, I could never make it work. I think that fabric changes in my hands into something else. Something a little - willful. And slippery. I bet you look gorgeous when you do this on yourself. I'll bookmark it. And some day when I feel particularly brave and invincible, I'll try it. Thanks for sharing the secrets. You never know - maybe I'll get it to work.

  24. Oh I wish I could pull that look off, I would love to see it on you-I bet it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

  25. awesome! :) I'd probably hang myself.

  26. Hello,

    This is to everyone who has shown their appreciation to this post via their comments and view...saying a big thank you to all and happy viewing :)

  27. Oh, this is WONDERFUL! Definitely something we are going to try out. I sense a photoshoot coming on...

  28. Purchasing a high-quality designer womens jackets may be a good investment for a number of reasons. The style and quality of the designer discount prada handbags offer stunning looks for a fraction of the price. In addition, the inspired designer coco chanel online has an opportunity to create something with passion that women of all budgets can enjoy. Remember it is better to spend a little hermes bag outlet more money in order to ensure better quality. As the old adage says, you get louis vuitton wallets what you pay for and this holds true for the designer cheap omega watches replica as well.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...