Our family decided to do 12 Days of Christmas/Secret Santa for a teenage girl we know. It's been a little out of my comfort zone to find trendy/fun gifts for a teenage girl, since I didn't feel trendy or super girly myself even as a teenager. I generally don't wear many accessories, so it's been a fun adventure to discover some cute things to make for her...and I've even made a couple for myself and my nieces along the way. So moving out of my comfort zone has been good.
I asked several people who work a lot with teenage girls for good gift ideas. They all mentioned scarves, so I knew I had to make that at least one of the gifts, so I started looking around Pinterest for scarf tutorials, and I found this one.
These looked really fun and fast...and they were.
Infinity scarves are fun because there are so many ways you can wear them.
All you need is a T-shirt and something to cut with. I used a rotary cutter, but scissors would work just fine too. I think an adult XL works best for looping it around twice. I used a 2XL tank top I found at the thrift store which also worked especially well for knotting it. The dark green one was a medium and it works well for a single or double loop, but isn't long enough to look good knotted or pulled through itself.
I used an old T-shirt. This is one of Eric's that is so worn there little holes in random places in the shirt and the collar was shot.
Then you'll stretch each one out as far as it will go and you'll be left with a pile of T-shirt string that looks like this.
Then you'll just gather it all up and wrap an extra piece of t-shirt string around it to hold them all together.
And if you like the necklace, it's from Boutique Academia. I don't think she carries this exact one anymore, but she has a lot of other fun science and math themed jewelry, including other astronomy themed pieces.
You know who really loves this necklace? Anson (my 9-month old)...he was going crazy for it the whole time I was wearing it.
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