Senior Fashion Writer
I’m a hoarder of all things beautiful. Whether it’s the pretty bow of a broken clip or an old accessory that I don’t even use anymore. I like collecting things until it reaches a point where I am left with zero closet space! One of the few things I absolutely love collecting are scarves and dupattas. I might not wear them on a regular basis, but just the fact that I own those beautiful pieces is enough to make me happy.
I’d always look at them and try to think of ways to reuse them. Maybe a DIY or something? So I went through my closet and realized that I own this gorgeous pink bandhani dupatta that I’m guilty of not really using. I’d gone for a college trip to Jaipur a couple of years back, where I picked it up. It’s pretty much been living at the back of my cupboard ever since!
All it took was 15 minutes of Google searching and I knew what I was going to do with my old dupatta. I came across a picture which illustrated how to turn a scarf into a kimono shrug in mere minutes. I saw that and thought that I could totally make a kimono shrug from old dupatta! The best part was that it needed no sewing or cutting! Which means that I can use my dupatta as a kimono shrug and still use it as a dupatta if I feel like it. Let me take you through the super easy process, step by step.
1. Fold your dupatta or scarf in half. Do this only once.
2. Tie a knot at both the ends.
3. Turn it inside out.
4. Slide your arms through the openings.
Watch the super easy video here.
Tada! You’ve got your very own kimono shrug ready in less than 5 minutes. You can use old scarves or dupattas in bright colours and prints that you don’t use anymore for this DIY. Wear it with simple outfits and add a splash of colour to your look! I wore mine with a button down skirt and an off-white top to add a spin of desi to my look.
Try out this DIY and let us know what you think!
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