How to frame a scarf

Last week I discussed my love for vintage scarfs! My special favorites happen to be by Vera. I think they are great to wear, but when you need a piece of large artwork that won't break the bank a scarf can fit the bill!

Some people are scared of framing scarfs, because due to the natural of the fabric it's sometimes hard to get the scarf to stay in place when you are framing it yourself. A scarf can always be professionally framed, but that means a bigger investment that varies on the size of the piece.

Here are some tips for DIY:

Scarfs don't come in the usual framing sizes that you can pick up on at your local craft store. A custom size also usually means a bigger investment, but I found a pretty budget friendly solution.

One of my favorite vendors, Wholesale Poster Frames:

They have the option for custom sizes with foam backings that prove to be very helpful for framing a scarf.

Here is what I did:



The whole package came to around $46 and it included the 30" x 30" frame, lens cover and foam backing. I ordered it and it was at my house in about 2 days.

Now to get your scarf framed here it what you do:

Make sure you iron your scarf and stay on the correct heat setting. Many scarfs are silk, which mean a low heat. You don't want to put your iron on high and then ruin your vintage treasure in seconds.



Then gave a couple of pins and a pair of pliers:



In order to get the scarf to stay in place you can place some pins around the border. You need the pliers, because standard pins are a bit too long and you need something about half it's size to fit perfectly into the foam backing of the frame:



Once your pins are cut to size you can now place your scarf onto of the foam backing and pin it into place.



Once pins are placed you are practically finished. Add your lens cover on top of the scarf and slide into frame:



Your corners will need to be secured close.

View of the front:



View of the back:


Voila all finished:


Super easy and inexpensive and now I have a nice sized piece of artwork for one of my finishing touches in my home.

23 comments:

other-option said...

Great post! I'd love to what it looks like when hung on the wall.
- Danielle

Scientific Housewife said...

Looks great!

María said...

It is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations for your blog.

leanne said...

wow, great idea - i've never thought of doing that and I love gorgeous scarves. That is a definite to-do - thank you! x

Christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Looks gorgeous! I have been compiling a folder of favourite vera scarves as well but was unsure of how I would get the right frame size- Thanks so much for the link to the custom framing place- fabulous!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Love this idea! Beautiful scarf as well!!!!

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

I'm definitely bookmarking this! Now I'm on the hunt for my own Vera scarf.

coolkids said...

great tips!!!!It looks wonderful!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Super DIY idea! Finished product looks great.

Full House said...

I am a fan of this. Love your Vera scarf to!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thank you SO MUCH for this tip! I have started collecting Hermes scarves and have wondered how I was going to frame some of them!

Design Elements said...

great post! greatings from Germany

LiveLikeYou said...

What a great idea. Maybe that's what I should do with all my scarves forgotten in drawers. You're the master of DIY's!!!!

Lavender and Lilies said...

Great idea! You make everything look so easy.

Sarah said...

love the scarf colors.

Mrs. Chic said...

So pretty, when you mentioned this last week, I was wondering is you going to turn into a pillow scarf or frame it?

Then I thought if you frames it, is she doing the entire thing our a square? Good to see its possible to frame the entire scarf and have it look so amazing

Love Where You LIve said...

What a very cool idea!!!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Thank you for this! I wish I'd known about their site before having a custom frame made for my own Vera treasure :)

Pink Wallpaper said...

very cute!!

Paris in Pink said...

This is SUCH a creative idea. Love it! Great blog, by the way :) Paris in Pink

Beau lifestyle said...

nice idea, i wonder if i have a scarf pretty enough to place it in a frame...

Deco said...

I have been contemplating this for awhile!! Checking out Hermes which I love. I also am a DIY and so thanks so much for the tips. I'm looking for frames and you solved it for me.
Well done!

Passionate for design..Tracy said...

I have been contemplating this for awhile!! Checking out Hermes which I love. I also am a DIY and so thanks so much for the tips. I'm looking for frames and you solved it for me.
Well done!