Make: A Leather Scarf Organizer

April 10, 2015

untitled-35I don’t know about you, but my scarf collection is a little out of control. I’ve tried several frustrating ways to store them, and despite my best efforts, I’m always left with a mountain of scarves piled on my chair in the bedroom.

I came up with a solution to this problem by making this simple leather chain to hang by the door for guests or in our closet. It was easy to make and only requires a few materials:

untitled-3I used two straps of leather (the kind you can buy to make a belt), post & cap rivets, and a rivet setter. You will also need a hammer or rubber mallot, and a pair of scissors. Start by cutting the leather straps into equal** lengths.


A leather hole punch would be a helpful tool for this project, but I don’t have one so I just used my trusty ol’ shears.


Use your scissors to make a hole in each end of a strap. Place the post rivet into one end and make a cuff, putting the post through the other end as well. Place your cap rivet on top of the post.



Use your rivet setter and rubber mallot to hammer the rivet into place. Also, please don’t judge my “manicure”.

untitled-21You should have a cuff that is set together like so. Go ahead and repeat this step as many times as you like, but cuff each strap around the last one to make a chain.

untitled-22 untitled-23This is, like, kindergarten art class easy.

untitled-30I used leathet twine to hang it. I’m sure there’s a more sophisticated solution for hanging, but I was being resourceful, so this works.

untitled-35 untitled-36 untitled-40I was hoping that this method of hanging would cut down on bulk in my closet. It’s definitely a little bulky, but not wide like many scarf organizers, so I like that aspect. What do you think? Do you have any closet organizing secrets??


**you and I both know I’m basically incapable of making anything “equal” in length.

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