DIY Ofelia scarf

A few weeks ago I was contacted to be on a segment with Studio 5. I was given the challenge with a few other bloggers to create something with the Ofelia blanket from Ikea. I LOVE that blanket, so I was totally up for the challenge! I knew right away that I wanted to create a fabulous scarf. To me, that blanket was screaming to be a scarf all along. ;)

I absolutely love the feel of the fabric. It’s super soft and great for winter! With one blanket you could get up to 10 scarves, making them about $2 a piece!

Super cute DIY scarf on

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Ofelia blanket from IKEA
  • RIT dye (found at any craft store)
  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Hot water
  • Scissors
  • Spoon

DIY scarf on


1. First I took a scarf I already had to see how long I should make my scarf by placing it on top of the fabric.

2. Then I cut the fabric to about 10 in x 62 in long.If you start on the short side, you can get about 10 scarves out of one blanket.

3. Place about 2 1/2 gallons of HOT water in a 5 gallon bucket and then pour 1/2 the bottle of RIT dye in the water.

4. Place your fabric in the water and stir around. Let the fabric sit for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then rinse the fabric under cold water, until it runs clear.

5. Place fabric in the dryer on a low setting. This will helps the ends fray. :)


That’s it! Pretty simple, huh? I LOVE how it turned out and plan to make a few more DIY scarves with it in the near future. The possibilities are ENDLESS with so many different color options. You can see the video below. :)


Check out these creative blogs to see what they did with their blanket: The Diary of DavesWife, Sugar Bee Crafts, and Sweet Charli.

So I’m curious… what you you do with the Ofelia blanket?


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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.