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

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. kelly posted on January 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm (#

    I love ikea, that scarf you made and your sweater? Where did you find that adorable sweater? =0) The scarf and sweater are just sooo cute together.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 17, 2013 at 8:23 am (#

      Thanks Kelly! I found my sweater at Target last month. Love that store!

  2. Jo-Anna posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm (#

    Love it! So soft and pretty! BTW, it looks amazing over here – love the fresh new blog look!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 17, 2013 at 8:22 am (#

      Thanks Jo-Anna! It is super soft. :) Have a great week!

  3. Jessalyn posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm (#

    I totally saw you on there today and had to text Raquel! I’m so glad I did because I love your blog now:) it’s amazing.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm (#

      Thanks Jessalyn! So glad you found it. :) Hope you’re doing good!

  4. Stephanie posted on January 17, 2013 at 7:32 am (#

    That scarf is so cute!!! Good job on that challenge! And your site looks fabulous! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 17, 2013 at 8:21 am (#

      Thanks Stephanie! :) xo

  5. Crystal posted on January 17, 2013 at 9:41 am (#

    I love it!! My daughters and I love wearing scarves, but they can get pricey. This is a great idea that we are going to do. We will be heading to IKEA this weekend. Thanks so much!!

  6. Annie~SavorThisMoment posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:28 am (#

    LOVE this! I love taking things and re-purposing or copying on the cheap. My daughter and I are going to DIY some Pottery Barn dip dyed bedding, and I’m so excited! Hope it works. I’m loving the IKEA throw. It will go great in her new room, too!

  7. Kristin @ Little Corbin Hill posted on January 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm (#

    Absolutely love the scarf! And also love the new blog look =)

  8. Rachel posted on January 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#

    Looks so fantastic!! Ah – love it :)

  9. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline posted on January 18, 2013 at 8:35 am (#

    love that blanket. made a gorgeous scarf too! great idea Jamielyn!!

  10. Amanda posted on January 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm (#

    This is amazing! I really want one.