- easy to sort through (to find the right scarf)
- easy to put scarves away
- minimized funky wrinkling
- doesn't take too much space
- could handle a lot of scarves (I've got 15 after the last purge)
- modular (so I can always have the right number of hooks)
- relatively inexpensive (mine cost $9)
This was my solution inspired primarily by the diy globe cluster lights that have been making the rounds.
You could buy one of the many types of scarf hangers, but the ones I've tried are often too much work (to put away, to find the scarf you want) or take too much room, or are too expensive. Boxing is also an option (either all in one box, or each folded in its own box), but I've got space to hang objects, less to shelve them.
Step 2: Ingredients
10" of Chain for each scarf (I went with a lightweight metal chain that wasn't soldered together, as you need to pull apart rings to make the lengths you like)
Shower curtain rings (as many rings as you want for scarves--they typically come in packs of twelve)
Carabiner (make sure the chain will fit through your carabiner. Get more if you're going to do more than about twelve, as the bundle gets a little tight after that)
Cost breakdown for my twelve:
$5 for 10' of $0.51 chain
$2 for 12 clear shower curtain rings
$2 for the carabiner
Step 3: Putting it all together
Take the chain and measure where you'd like a ring to be (I ranged my rings from about 8" to 12" so no two were at the same height--and thus the bulk of the shower curtain rings were spread out).
Take the pliers and hold either end of the ring you'd like to remove and pull apart.
Place one end through the carabiner, add a shower curtain ring to the other.
Rinse and repeat, until you have as many scarf holders as you like.
Then thread the scarves through!