September 29, 2015  

Easy Hanging Scarf Organizer – Version 2!

The Iowa weather is still too warm to start wearing scarves again, but I’m dreaming of crisp fall air, cozy sweaters and a scarf around my neck. Oh, and pumpkin pie! When we moved out of our apartment and into our first home last winter, I lost one of my favorite organizing solutions. The hanging scarf organizer I had created in our apartment bedroom was so useful, and–might I add–so pretty to look at.

I love our new home, but our bedroom is much smaller than the one in our apartment and I didn’t really have the extra wall space to hang my scarves up in the exact same way I had done previously. So, after months of staring at the heap of scarves on the floor of our closet, I finally had enough and set out to create an organized area for my scarves in our new home.

Since I didn’t have a lot of wall space to work with, my thoughts turned to our closet doors. Our apartment closet had those accordion style doors, but our house just has two regular doors. I decided to use the inside of one door for my scarf organizer.

Organize your scarves with this affordable hanging scarf organizer that you can make in less than an hour!

My initial thought was to hang my scarves from curtain rods just like I did in our apartment. After all, that scarf organizing tutorial is still to this day one of the top traffic-generating posts on my blog, a year and a half later, and it was so simple to create. Since my closet doors are narrower than the wall space I used last time around, I needed shorter curtain rods. The shortest rods I could find in town were still a tad bit too wide to fit my closet door, so I got creative and came up with an alternate solution.

I found this towel bar (similar one here), which was the perfect width for my closet door:

Organize your scarves with this affordable hanging scarf organizer that you can make in less than an hour!

I bought two towel bars to make two rows of scarves, and they worked out perfectly! They were the correct width for my doors, and they come with all the hardware you need to mount them to the wall. It was a super simple project to screw the two towel bars into my closet door.

Organize your scarves with this affordable hanging scarf organizer that you can make in less than an hour!

One note: my closet doors are the cheap hollow kind, so I probably should have used some sort of wall anchors to better hold my screws in place–whoops! Notice that little command strip sticking out on the left side of the bottom towel bar? That’s because my screws got wonky and the bar didn’t attach quite right. I figured this wouldn’t be holding much weight, so I opted for a quick Command strip fix rather than rounding up extra screws to redo the whole thing. This is meant to be a quick and easy project, after all. And, what can I say, I love Command strips.

Once the towel bars were in place, I simply hung my scarves from it using cheap plastic shower curtain rings. How nifty is that!? An organized place to display all your scarfs where you’ll see them every day. They are right next to my hanging clothes, which is very convenient for color-coding. And it’s hard to beat a project that only costs $25 and takes less than 30 minutes to complete!

DIY this handy scarf organizing in under an hour with just $25 in supplies

What a simple way to organize all of my scarves once and for all!

I love opening that closet door and seeing the colorful rows of scarves, it makes me incredibly happy (it’s the simple things!).

What a smart way to organize all of my scarves! Now I can see them all at a glance.

What a simple way to organize all of my scarves once and for all!


There you have it, a second way to organize your scarves that is super affordable and fast to create. Go ahead and order your supplies now so you are ready set up your scarf organizer next weekend! I recommend getting one 12-pack of shower rings per towel bar. This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission.

How do you organize your scarves? Leave me a comment and let me know. If you need a better system, this towel bar method or my previous curtain rod method are both easy options you could do yourself with just a smidgen of free time. Give it a try!

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This is such a good idea! My scarf collection will finally be organized.


Be sure to check out version 1 of my hanging scarf system to compare the two and see which will work best for your space.

Scarf Organizer

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a working mom juggling two young kids, a corporate job, and all that goes into managing a home. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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    1. It really is nice to see them all every morning. I’m much more likely to actually wear all my scarves as opposed to only wearing a couple from the top of my pile :)

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