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Dollar Store Craft: 4 No-Sew Scarf Embellishments for Kids

Make a standard winter scarf special with quick and easy no-sew embellishments. In just a few minutes, create a one-of-a-kind scarf that will brighten up any winter day. Here are 4 ideas that use scarves and embellishments that you can find at the dollar store.

4 no-sew scarf embellishment ideas using dollar store scarves

1. Kid Drawing Scarf Patch

Nothing is cuter than putting a kid’s drawing on, well, anything! This kid drawing scarf patch takes just a few minutes to make, and is a super simple way to display your child’s artistic side.

Kid Art No-Sew Scarf Embellishment idea

You will need:

  • Double-sided permanent fabric adhesive sheets
  • Light-colored cotton fabric
  • Fabric markers
  • Scissors
  • A scarf

Kid-Art Scarf

Remove one protector from a permanent fabric adhesive sheet, smooth on a piece of light-colored cotton fabric. Trim fabric to fit sheet.

Let your child draw a picture on the prepared fabric. Trim around picture, if desired. Remove backing, and stick picture onto scarf.

2. Fun Fabric Scarf Appliques

Use your favorite fun fabric to decorate a scarf with this no-sew fabric applique technique. Use the same approach to create a coordinating t-shirt!

No-Sew Scarf Embellishment: fun fabric applique

You will need:

  • Double-sided permanent fabric adhesive sheets
  • Cotton fabric with a fun print
  • Scissors
  • A scarf

Remove one protector from a permanent fabric adhesive sheet, smooth on a piece of printed cotton fabric. Cut around objects on the fabric to create applique patches.

Remove backing, and stick patches onto scarf.

No-Sew scarf embellishments: fun fabric patches without sewing

3. Interchangeable Scarf Embellishments

With the use of hook and loop tape, you can create removable scarf embellishments that can be traded and changed whenever you want! Find these heart appliques in the holiday section at the dollar store.

No-sew scarf embellishments: interchangeable heart appliques

You will need:

  • Permanent fabric adhesive hook and loop tape
  • Various embellishments, such as a fabric heart applique
  • A scarf

Remove backing from hook and loop tape, attach fuzzy side to scarf, and the scratchy side to applique. For additional appliques, attach a scratchy-side piece of hook and loop tape, so you can interchange the embellishments as desired.

Remove appliques before washing.

No-sew scarf embellishments - removeable heart appliques

4. No-Sew Rhinestone Glam Scarf

Give in to your glam side with this easy glitzy update to a scarf. Find rhinestone ribbon trim in the dollar section at your local craft store.

No-sew scarf embellishment: easy rhinestone trim

You will need:

  • Permanent fabric glue
  • Rhinestone ribbon tape
  • Scissors
  • A scarf

Trim rhinestone ribbon to fit across the scarf. Glue with permanent fabric glue, and allow to dry according to package directions. Add additional trim, if desired.

No-sew scarf embellishment ideas

Heather Mann is the mother of four boys, and is constantly on the lookout for fun games, activities, and recipes to keep her busy boys, well, busy. She designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts.