Silk scarves are works of art, so why not display them as such? Framing your favorite vintage scarf can be the perfect art piece for your space, and put those scarves that are hidden away to good use. Try framing a Hermes or Emilio Pucci for a fresh look, or even random scarves from vintage or thrift stores if you’re not quite ready to part with your Hermes. Another fun option is to frame vintage fabric and this can be a more budget friendly option.
Bright beautiful scarves can be framed professionally, which is very costly, or you can try this relatively easy DYI. In this post we will take you step by step through the framing process.
There are 4 Steps to frame a scarf:
- Find a frame that compliments your scarf and matches your décor. Scarves typically don’t fit standard frames so your best bet is to shop online for wholesale custom frames. This will ensure the perfect size for your scarf and you can shop within your budget.
- Flatten the scarf and carefully iron all the wrinkles. If you have a steamer, this will yield better results.
- Glue the scarf to the frame. The Jigsaw Designers recommend using spray glue on the cardboard or foam core to attach, and then stretch out all the wrinkles. Other options are to use pins or tape by wrapping the scarf around the backside of the foam core.
- Use a plexi or glass lens cover to protect the fabric from dirt and moister.
Viola! Time to display your brilliant work of art! While these steps are the quickest and easiest methods, we do recommend practicing with the glue on a piece of silk or fabric for your first time. If you have a lot of free time on your hands, then another option is during step 3, to actually sew your scarf to a piece of cotton or linen first and then glue that piece to the cardboard backing. This keeps the scarf safe for future use if you eventually would like to wear it again.
Framed scarves are color confident and will add flavor to any room. This DYI project is fun and can be completed quickly and easily. If you are feeling really crafty try making scarf pillows to add to your vintage look. Enjoy the project and we’d love to hear about your scarf framing results.
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