How To Turn Your Scarf Into An Art Piece

Whether it’s an heirloom, a memorable vintage scarf you found abroad, or simply just a beautiful silk scarf you can’t get enough of, consider putting it up on display!

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We absolutely love a framed Hermès scarf or an original or unique pattern.  Follow these tips to have your accessory become an artistic treasure on display.

  1. Custom Framing

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Keep in mind that most of the scarfs are not the standard proportions for art frames.

Make sure you choose the frame (from modern to antique finishes and all the metals in between) that speaks to the style of the room. Some classics play well with modern decor.

NOTE: There are 3 sizes to Hermès scarves: 17×17″, 24×24″, and 35×35″

    2.  Iron/remove wrinkles in the scarf.

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Use your hand held steamer to get rid of all the creases and wrinkles.  Hold your steamer about 6″ from the silk and move from top to bottom.  If you dont have a steamer, set your iron to the silk setting (or lowest setting).  Place a pillowcase over the scarf and iron.  Tip: silk is a delicate fabric, do not iron directly on the scarf or place the steamer too close.  

    3.  Mount on foam board.

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Tape your silk scarf to the acid free foam core board. Be sure to use framers tape only. Then, slide the foam core, scarf, and acrylic sandwich into the frame.

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It is easiest to place the frame face down and slide it onto the mounted art.  The frame is much lighter than the art and easier to move. Ensure there is no space for your backing to move in the frame by placing the spring clips between the back of the foam core board and frame.  Use 2 one each side of the frame.

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Now you can enjoy seeing your favorite scarf everyday!

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