Thursday, February 23, 2012

Awesome Frame + Awesome Scarf = Awesome Art

Hello! How are you all doing today? I'm excited to share this post from Crafting a Green World! Before I do, though, don't forget that I'm looking for bloggers to guest post in March-- if you're interested please visit this post!


Okay.. now onto the project. My amazing friend Erin (Hi, Erin!) went on a mission trip to Amsterdam a few months ago and brought back a gorgeous scarf for me. The thing is, I didn't want to wear it-- not because I didn't love it, but because I was afraid I was going to ruin it. The same thing happened when I brought stuff back from Thailand.. I didn't want to ruin an item from another country that I might not ever go back to. You know what I mean? Anyway.. enough rambling.

Remember the frame I used for my merch table ideas? Well, it's been sitting in my closet for a few months because we changed things up. After seeing this incredibly cute post on framing vintage handkerchiefs by House and Home, I took the awesome frame, the awesome scarf, and made awesome art. Here's how I did it:

Just to remind you, this is what the frame looked like before. It's a lot of green, but it has so many cool details and it was only $3.00!


I spray painted the frame silver for the merch table and took out the lovely painting. (Sorry to those of you who love the painting.. it's just not my taste.)

Here's what it looked like when I started:


Here's the kind of tricky part-- attaching the scarf to the frame. Again, I didn't want to completely ruin the scarf by putting nails/tacks/staples in it, so I taped it to the frame. (Side note: If you have a frame that has glass/backing to it, you can probably just place the scarf in like you would a picture.) I rolled up the excess and just taped it like so:


(Side note: If you have a frame that has glass/backing to it, you can probably just place the scarf in like you would a picture. Also, if you have an old/antique looking scarf that you are willing to put holes in, I would staple it directly to your frame... it will hold up a lot better.)

All I had left to do was to attach a picture hanging thing (I don't know the official name) to the back. It looked like this:



And.. you're done. 


Easy to do, used items I had on hand, and it was completely free-- my kind of project!


I love how the silver sequins from the peacock match the silver frame! Do you have a favorite scarf or handkerchief that you could use as wall art? I absolutely love mine and I can't wait to look for more at thrift stores/garage sales. I could even start collecting scarves from different places I travel to! 

If you make your own scarf art, share it on our facebook wall or in the comment section below-- I'd love to hear from you!


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