By The Hook - 1001 Uses for Scrunchies
1001 Uses for Scrunchies
Created June 05, 1997 - Modified August 26, 1999
(Someone asked - "Why should I make more scrunchies when I do not
have long hair?" These I found in posts I have saved from both
crochet lists (Crochet List & Crochet Partners) and some I
made up on my own.
Do you get it?!??!?!? :)))
- Put them in you hair like normal people, or if you don't
want to be normal see below
- Put around flower bouquet
- Tie on gift package
- Put around bottle of something for a gift
- Use as decoration on a yarn jam jar
- Hold decks of cards together
- Put on the bottom of drinking glasses to catch the drips
- Decorate jars of preserves
- Dog collar for Chihuahua (be creative with size, make one
for your dog or cat with an everyday or holiday theme)
- Napkin Holders (make matching ones for your glasses)
- Scarf holder
- Flower pot decoration
- Curtain Tiebacks
- Gear Shift decoration
- Car Finder (put on aerial to find car in parking lot,
make a small one with long fringes)
- Use them for anything you would use a rubber band for
- Hold together pencils (a cute back-to-school present for
a young friend), crochet hooks, frequently used recipe cards, etc.
- Very large one could be a headband (i.e., baby's headband)
- Collars/bracelets for stuffed animals or dolls
- Scarf ties (Drape the scarf around your neck and use the
scrunchie to "tie" the front pieces together)
- To hold scrolls of paper (certificates of
- Put them on your door knobs
- Use them to hold together thin skeins of yarn
- Use them instead of twist ties on bags
- Could hold a pair of socks together
- To keep appliance cords from getting tangled
- To keep your Christmas tree/holiday lights neat
- Give them as treats at Halloween to your female trick-or-treaters
- To hold the ends of sleeves up (or down!)
- Cut squares out of material, put potpourri in the middle
and use the small bank scrunchies to fasten them at the top
- A bookmark band - make an elastic band which will stretch
to fit the height of a book by using thin elastic cording. Tie
cording tightly so it will not come undone. Now crochet your
scrunchie using this band (a very large scrunchie indeed). Try
to make the design out of thread or thinner yarn so that it
will lie pretty flat and not have tooo much bulk.
- Decorative band for lamps (or anything else you want to decorate)
- Use as a cat's toy (Make sure your cat does not eat the yarn.)
- Try one for holding the corner of a t-shirt (t-shirt tie)
- Use around the base of a votive cup for candles
- Take several scrunchies and twist them several times.
They look like flowers!!! Use them for any decorative purpose!
In a vase, in a basket, on a package as a gift, as a pin, etc.
- Jar lid remover
- Decorate your Christmas/Yule tree (or any other house plant)
- Basket decorations - stretch them so they fit around a basket
right at the edge
- Put one on your rear view mirror
- Use as gear shift decoration
- Use them to hold back long floppy dog ears
- Take several scrunchies and tack them together in the center so
it will not be noticeable and can be used as earmuffs (put the elastic
ring around your ears)
- Attach a couple of small scrunchies (or a long scrunchie)
to some hair combs and wear them this way (can be used in short or
- Hold kids overall straps together
- Baby bottle cover/handle
- Baby wrist toy/teether - won't fall off!
- Hold purse/tote bag straps closed
- Loop several scrunchies together, thumbtack to the wall to make a
- Keep one looped around the visor of your car for holding important
papers, toll money, etc.
- Loop several together, then around favorite toy for a leash in
- Use cotton ones with no beads for teethers - wet and freeze.
Babies love the stretchiness of the elastic, along with the cold.
- 4 scrunchies + a large square of fabric + a pillow cover. Fold
fabric in half, place pillow inside, use a scrunchie on each corner
to hold the fabrid in place! (Perfect for Christmas!)
- Fold the scrunchie (a full ruffly one) in half, bring the
folded edges together in circle, lay a ribbon inside the fold
and tie in a bow (forms a wreath) Perfect decoration for the
tree and an easy, quick party favor/gift!
- Keep one in your bag/car for a "reminder." If you
need to remember, take the scrunchie out and place it on your
wrist. It will help you to remember!
- Use to hold the straps on the grocery cart seat (for infants)
- Store them in the bathroom covering those unsightly
- Attach to a pull chain for a ceiling fan or light fixture
- Keep 2 with your video game system to hold the
- Put one on your beer at a party so you don't lost it!
- Cover your old, unattractive (yet useful)candlesticks
with a pile of scrunchies! (Keep away from the candle flame!)
- Decorate your phone - one of the most overlooked
(yet most needed!) utilities in our homes!
- Attach one to your keyring - guaranteed you won't lost
your keys that way!
- Business Card holder - that says it all!
- Cover a can with scrunchies for a wonderful craft room
- Slide them onto your mouse to cover that unsightly cord
- A "case" for a pool cue. Use 2 scrunchies to keep the butt
and the shaft together.
- Put a scrunchie around both pieces of the car seatbelt so
it doesn't cut into your neck. You can slide it up as far as you want!
- Using the smaller pony tail holders, use them at the end
of a hair braid.
- Using the smaller pony tail holders, use them for 2 pony tails
in your hair.
- An "it's a boy" or "it's a girl" scrunchie for the new mom.
- A stork scrunchie to announce the big event.
- A leather/chain scrunchie for the Harley crowd.
- After pulling hair back into a barrette, stretch
a scrunchie around the outside of the barrette. This allows
the barrette to be 'framed' by the scrunchie! One can get all kinds
of combinations this way from fairly basic barrettes and
- Put the scrunchie around a mason jar top - or use any jar!
So, who needs long hair now?
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