DIY: Affordable Scarf Frame

DIY Affordable Scarf Frame

I shared our little DIY process of framing my Nantucket scarf last week on Instagram, but I wanted to commit it to the internet forever for you to refer back to when needed!

DIY: Affordable Scarf Frame

Scarf Frame
Wall Decor Scarf Frame

I've been having the hardest time finding the "right" art pieces for our home. If I could, I would just put up mirrors everywhere because they're easy and I like all the different styles they offer. But alas, I can't, and it has left me to find other options for our bare walls.

I always loved the idea of hanging a scarf, specifically a Hermes one, but I never found one that was "me." I stumbled across this Nantucket linen scarf from one of my favorite stores on the island, 28 Centre Point. They offered their own framing for the scarf, but it would be an extra $300-400 without shipping so I decided to DIY one myself.

And like I do, I took to Google, Amazon, and eBay to find a pre-made frame that would be easy enough to pop this scarf into. I found a few on Amazon, but they had horrible reviews so I turned my sights to eBay, which is one of my favorite places to find odd-shaped frames, and came across this seller

It seems that you can make any size frame you want, they'll put your order together, and send it off within the week. And if they don't have the size you requested, they will make one for you! I thankfully found the 36x36 frame I was looking for and purchased it right away. $200 for a frame (and shipping) is a lot cheaper than anywhere else I could find. Plus they have great reviews and had a mini sale when I purchased!

I couldn't be happier with it. 

The frame is wood and acrylic so it's super lightweight and easy to hang and move when needed. My worry was something this big would be too heavy, but it worked out perfectly! It is a two-man job when you put the scarf, however. A 36x36 frame is a lot bigger than you think, so it was helpful to have Andrew around.

Before I opened the frame, I steamed my scarf to get rid of any wrinkles. I don't currently own an iron so steaming it was my only option, but make sure you know what kind of material scarf you have and what can/can not be used on it.

Then we took apart the frame and placed the white backing on the ground. We then laid the scarf across the backing. The trick with linen is that it's very hard to get straight since it's prone to warping. So I had Andrew hold down different areas while I gently pulled on the cross part. You can also use double-sided tape or a little bit of fabric glue if it's important to you to get it super straight. For us, it wasn't. I liked the natural way it laid. 

Once we had it down, we took the acrylic top and placed it standing up at the bottom of the frame. From there, we slowly laid it down going from top to bottom as to not disturb the linen material or move it. Once we got to a place where we liked how it looked, we flipped it over into the actual wood frame and secured the back.

The whole process took maybe 10 minutes and I couldn't be happier with the result! After I shared it on Instagram, a lot of suggestions also came in of where others have gotten their scarfs framed for cheap and the top suggested was Hobby Lobby and Framebridge (but it seems Framebridge no longer offers that size).

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