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How to Frame a Vintage Hermès Scarf

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Do you have a vintage silk Hermès scarf collecting dust in your closet or are you simply looking for a unique piece of art to hang on your wall? Today I have partnered with Frame It Easy to share with you how to frame a vintage Hermès scarf.

This is a sponsored post, as always all options are my own. 

I recently shared with my Instagram peeps what I would be doing with my silk Hermès scarf.  I was shocked to hear so many of you have had similar heirlooms just sitting in boxes collecting dust.  I would definitely consider these scarves to be art, and just like art, they can appreciate over time.

How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf

Hermès scarves are a great addition to a wardrobe, and can instantly add individuality to any style. They are also highly collectible and timeless, holding their value far better than any other scarves on the market. Since 1937, there have been up to 1,200 individual Hermès scarf designs created, with additional designs still being released on a seasonal basis. I say if your not going to wear them, THEN FRAME THEM!

How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
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Before we get started I wanted to announce that I’ve partnered with Frame it Easy to give one of my readers here a $200 credit toward your own custom framing.  Whether you’re framing a vintage silk scarf, fine art, or photography, this credit will go along way! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @frameiteasy on Instagram
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  3. Leave a comment in the comments section below telling me what you want to frame!
  4. Giveaway ends March 27, 2019.  Must live in the United States to participate (address to ship to). Winner will be emailed by March 30th.

 Choosing the perfect Frame for your Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf

  1. Measure your scarf.  The larger the scarf, the more expensive the frame.  Keep that in mind as you choose your perfect Hermès Scarf.  Both of my scarves are the 35×35″ size.  NOTE: There are 3 sizes to Hermès scarves: 17×17″, 24×24″, and 35×35″. You can easily bring the cost down by going with a smaller size. 
  2. Decide whether you would like matting or no matting. I opted against matting simply due to the solid boarder of the scarf design and the large size.  If I were to frame the smaller sizes, I would consider a matte. Note: Frame it Easy does not offer matting for art this size: 35×35″.
  3. Order your frame. Click Here to order your custom frame.  Frame it easy makes it super simple to find the perfect frame for your art. Simply enter the size of your art and the website will automatically pull up all available options.  Note: I even ordered sample frames in 3 different finishes before ordering the larger frames for my scarves.  If you are uncertain which frame style/finish to choose, this may be a helpful step to take & very worth the few extra dollars. how to frame a vintage silk hermes scarf
  4. Custom Frame Delivery. I went with style 93 in a satin black frame and style 15 in a satin gold frame both 35″x35″.  Both frames were packaged perfectly to protect the size and delivered right to my door damage free.  Note:  I absolutely love the way the gold framed scarf turned out. In retro spect I would have ordered a 38″x38″ black frame for the blue and white Hermès scarf.  The organic border on this scarf is much smaller and I think it would showcased better with a bit of white bordering it. How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf

Diy: How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf

  1. Steam or Iron your silk scarf.  I used my favorite 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.  How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
  2. Remove the metal brackets from 2 corners of the frame. Slide out the foam backing board and acrylic glass.How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
  3. Pin or Tape your silk scarf to the acid free foam core board. I pinned one of my scarves and taped the other.  Some people say not to pin because it could create damage to the scarf. I pinned right at the rolled hem sticking the pin into the side of the foam board. Make sure not to pull the scarf too tight as to avoid holes over time.  If you are using tape, be sure to use framers tape only.How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès ScarfHow to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
  4. Remove protective film from one side of the Acrylic glass. Place the clean side of the acrylic face down onto the scarf.  Remove the other side of the protective film being carful not to put your hands on the newly exposed acrylic.  We don’t want finger prints here.How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
  5. Slide the foam core, scarf, and acrylic sandwich into the frame. I found it easiest to place the frame face down and slide it onto my mounted art.  The frame is much lighter than the art and easier to move.
  6. Secure the two metal mounting brackets back onto the frame with the screws. How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
  7. 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.  I used 2 one each side of the frame.How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf
  8. Dust of the acrylic and hang your art!

How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf

How to Frame a Vintage Silk Hermès Scarf

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Where to buy a silk Hermès Scarf

I purchased both of my Hermès Scarves from eBay, but here are a couple other reputable retailers.  Make sure you shop around a bit because they can range in price!!


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    1. What a fabulous and creative idea to frame a vintage scarf ?!!! I would frame pics of my two newest granddaughters . I have started a wall with closeup shots of family and just love these frames ? from frame it easy !!

  1. I love this idea so much! I have a Hermès scarf in box in closet! I want to do this with! My mother in law gifted it to me for Christmas and it’s vintage! This would be a great thing for her to come over and appreciate that it’s not in a box in the closet and we can all enjoy it! Thank you for this idea.

  2. I’m not sure what I’d frame but I’d love to find out. ?. Subscribed and following the sponsor.

  3. They look amazing! My grandmother gave me an old Hermès scarf and I packed it away because I did not plan on using it. Now I can not wait to frame it!

  4. The scarves look beautiful and add a great pop of color.

    I would love to frame my daughter’s baptismal gown so she can keep it as an heirloom.

  5. I want to frame pictures of our family in our new remodel, and you were a big inspiration and help during our remodel.❤️ so happy I found your blog during our design process.

  6. I have an Hermes scarf that I received years ago from a friend who passed away the last few years. It would be wonderful to finally frame it and have it up!

  7. I’m constantly amazed by how much you get done in a day- and how competently you do it! I have been wanting to frame the United States flag that was gifted to my husband when he was born that flew over the capitol building in D.C. in 1976. It’s very old looking and it’s actually cotton and linen that’s what they made them out of back then. It’s just expensive to frame it bc it’s 3 foot by 5 foot but been on the wish list to get done for a long long time! As usual you did a great job with your beautiful scarf!

  8. You have the best ideas, this is fantastic. I have a picture my son painted in kindergarten that has been a prized possession of mine for almost a decade, that’s what I would frame!

  9. I have several unusually shaped things to frame so I am very excited about you sharing this!!! We recently moved into a fixer upper but you are making me want to build. But I would need you here in Nashville because I love your style and that you are fearless!!

  10. So beautiful and a very clever way of creating a unique piece of art! I would love to frame and old family photo that I have.

  11. Yay! I have been waiting for this tutorial ever since I saw it on your IG stories. Love the selection of scarves!
    I have two pieces of art that I bought from Minted.com during Thanksgiving last year that I would frame!

  12. I love the scarf framed!
    I have had the American flag that was draped over my PaPas casket when he was laid to rest. I have been wanting to get it framed for over a year now, but I want it done right and frames are so pricy, and flags are not small!
    Not only will this flag forever remind me of my PaPa and what an amazing man he was, but the American flag has always meant so much to me, I’m SO proud to be an American!!

  13. This is so beautiful! I just bought these amazing prints that I’ve been searching to find frames for! This would be perfect!

  14. Omg! I’d love to get this give away. I’ll be framing a vintage Hermès scarf regardless but a $200 creator would be awesome.
    Love everything you do. Please keep sharing amazing content.

  15. I would like to frame a watercolor picture of my daughter 12×19. Love your scarf framed!!

  16. Such a great idea. We just moved and I need to get some family photos and artwork on the wall!

  17. What a wonderful idea! I have a vintage floral Gucci scarf that I would now love to frame. Thank you for the idea!

  18. I’d use it to frame some of my very own water color paintings for my daughters nursery room. I’m 16 weeks ?

  19. I need to go find a Hermès scarf to frame. In the meantime I have some awesome photos of Cuba I want to frame.

  20. I love this idea! Never would have thought about doing something like this. I would love to have photos of my kids framed in my living room.

  21. I may have to just buy a Hermès scarf. But actually I was just cleaning out my moms things and found the plans to our home while we were growing up .. long time ago lol… I was going to throw it away but told my husband we should frame it and put it in the office .. so that’s what I would do! ?

  22. My husband and I just moved out of the home we raised our children in and lived in for 23 years and are now in a new home where I want to do a gallery wall (following your blog directions of course!) of photographs my sister in law took of beautiful doors and entryways while traveling in Italy. The framing giveaway would definitely help get me started on this fun project! Love your blog and Instagram account — very inspiring!

  23. What a great giveaway! I have a vintage scarf with a map of Germany on it that I would love to frame. It was my Mother’s and she wore it often❤️ I miss her every day…

  24. Love this, it’s so pretty! I have so many things that need to be framed! Kids art work, pictures of family and some vintage botanicals!!!

  25. I have a needlepoint item that hung in my grandmothers home from when I was a little girl that I always loved and reminds me of her. Would love to have It properly framed.

  26. Sana @morsselsanderrands ! I would love to frame my mother’s vintage stole that has been passed down from generations in my family .

  27. I would love to frame something of my grandmothers who has passed away. Having something that I’m able to see hanging on the wall everyday would be a great way to remember her.

  28. I have several sentimental pieces that were my dads that would be nice framed instead of in a drawer.

  29. I have several vintage scarves that were my grandmother’s. I would like to frame one of them.

  30. Looks awesome! I would love to frame some hand stitched bibs and burp cloths my daughter was given at her shower.

  31. LOVE this idea!! I have a gorgeous Christian Lacroix scarf from my French sister that would be fun. But you’ve got my creative juices going…I have a small antique needlepoint or a wax rubbing from St Martin’s in London. Either one would appreciate seeing the light of day ????. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide for us!

  32. I want to frame a picture of my dad from the 1950’s. He was a bartender and there is a great black and white picture of him behind the bar making what looks like a martini. It would be perfect by our new bar we are going to build!

    I also love the scarf idea! I definitely want to try that somewhere.

  33. Have set of 3 vintage Christian Dior scarves I’ve been wanting to frame for years! They’re all the same pattern, just different colors. Love how yours turned out, looks beautiful!

  34. I dont have a scarf but Ive been trying to figure out how to frame a tea towel that I want to hang in my kitchen. I love your blog, stories, tutorials, tours, all of it!!!!!! Thank you!!!

  35. This inspired me….on the hunt for a scarf.. .love unusual things and this fits the bill….thank though for the inspiration…..love it

  36. I’d love to frame my Louis Vuitton shopping bag from Paris. Saved it to frame!

  37. Love this project! I would love to frame a little red sweater with soldiers on it that my son (who is now 38) wore when he was very little. Have saved it in a drawer all these years…time to display it! Thanks.

  38. Great idea and beautiful scarf! I have always wanted to frame the Baptism gown my children wore. What is great is that my husband wore it and his mother wore it too! So it is priceless! Thanks for the chance!

  39. I’ve always wanted to frame my greatgrandmother’s aprons. I have a collection of the ones she hand made in a variety of fabrics and beautiful patterns and always wondered how to display her beautiful art and to cherish the memories I have of her, my grandmother and mother wearing her handmade aprons as they made countless meals for our family especially during the holidays. PS your Hermès scarf is beautiful- I’m still kicking myself for losing the only one I ever had – if looked similar to yours – it was given to me by my grandmother. I lost it On a windy, snowy Thanksgiving day, years ago on the way to my sisters house, I didn’t realize it until it was too late – I must’ve dropped it out of my coat.?

  40. I ❤️ reading the comments. All are great ideas! I love the idea of framing a scarf. I have a heirloom scarf i would like to frame. And…the colors in it would look amazing! I enjoy reading your posts i follow along with you on several sites. ?

  41. Mysha this is such a creative idea . I have a vintage Gucci scarf that I would like to frame but what I’m most excited to frame are the blueprints from our new first home. I would love to hang this in my office to constantly remind us of we’re we came from and how far we’ve grown. Thanks so much for the inspo.
    Can’t wait to share with the ig community.

  42. Hey mysha. I love this creative idea. Like most I have a vintage Gucci scarf that sits in my closet and collects dust . I would love to frame that to put in my master bed room . But most importantly I would like to frame out first home blueprints to place in our new home office to constant remind us of where we’ve came from and how much we’ve grown. Thanks so much for the inspo, I can’t wait to tackle this project and share with the ig community.

      1. Thanks ur such an inspiration . Sorry I posted twice I didn’t see the first one when I went back in to look so I posted again to be sure I could enter the drawing ??

  43. Love the frames scarf! What a great idea. I have been wanting to frame some of my kids’ artwork for the longest time. If I won this contest, I would finally make this happen. Thanks!

  44. Love this idea! Beautiful! I would definitely love to frame something like that for my baby girl’s room.

  45. I’m not sure what I’d frame, but I’d find something! Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas, Mysha!

  46. Always love your unique, DIY projects Mysha!! This is a great giveaway and would be well used framing our new family picture !!!! ❤️?

  47. What a great idea this spurs my creativity. My mother recently passed away. She had some scarves I could frame. I could also frame a blouse of hers in it. This would be a perfect fit for a blank wall I have been trying to figure out how to decorate.

  48. I love this idea! I’m going through my scarfs and will frame one. Hopefully I’ll find one that’s sentimental!

  49. This is such a beautiful idea. I don’t have a beautiful Hermès scarf at the moment but I’d like to have my favorite photo of my dogs hand sketched and framed. Sadly they have both passed away, one in June 2016 and the other just in December 2018. It’s still too painful to think about adopting but someday I will. They joy they brought to my life was immeasurable.

  50. I have a darling tea towel I’ve been saving to have framed – this giveaway is awesome.

  51. I would use it to frame a beautiful painting my aunt did! It deserves something special.

  52. Love how this framed scarf turned out! I have a hand painted scarf from my trip to Hawaii and I think this would be the perfect way to display it!!

  53. I have an Hermès scarf that my Mom had bought in Paris in 1981. I was with her at the time so it is very special to me. I would love to frame it… thank you for the giveaway chance. Always love your style…

  54. My mother passed away and one of the very few things I have of hers is her silk robe so I would frame that. Thanks for the chance!

  55. Hi,
    Love your posts and tutorials. I’m thinking of framing a Gucci seashell scarf that my Dad brought back from London around 1980. I miss him everyday.
    Cheers, Jill

  56. I would love to frame a piece of art for our new reading room! Your scarves look fabulous!

  57. This looks so beautiful!! I love your creative and elegant style. I would love to frame some family vacation pics I have been waiting to do. 😉

  58. CONTEST ENTRY: I would love to frame a big map because I do a lot of solo traveling, and a map inspires me to see new places

  59. We just remodeled our home and the space over the mantle is a blank space waiting for some framed artwork. This would be perfect!

  60. I’ve been wanting to frame my husband flag and metals. From his retirement from the army!

  61. Love this! I have been putting off displaying a few of my late grandmothers Hermès scarves because it’s so dang expensive to get them framed. I’m so happy to hear about this company and yours turned out absolutely beautiful!

  62. I need and would love to frame Years and years of family photos and memorabilia from trips!!

  63. I had black and white pictures taken of each of my children when they turned two. I’ve been meaning to frame them for 14 years! I would finally do that if I won the giveaway!

  64. I have some vintage shirts and stuff from my husbands school years to just name a few… love these frames

  65. Hi , love all the ideas. I would want to frame my wedding renewal pictures ? we never had a wedding and we will be finally be renewing our vows so I would love to frame those memories of me in a actual wedding dress. ?

  66. I would have never thought to frame a scarf, what a great idea! It turned out great! I’d like to get my own family pics framed, it’s been since December. ?

  67. I want to frame pictures of our family/my kids. And this was such a cool idea I would like to frame one of my late grandmas old scarves.

  68. Would love to frame some family photos. Been in our new home for just over a year and still need more family touches on the walls!!

  69. I love your style and tutorials. Thanks for doing all the legwork for us! I’d love to frame a chalk sketch of my 3 boys we had done in Maui 3 years ago.

  70. My family just moved into our new home a few months ago, and I would love to frame anything really ? I have nothing on the walls and am attempting to make this house feel like a home. One day I will have a Reflections of Christ print hanging on my wall for my children to see everyday before leaving our home. Maybe for Mother’s Day (hint hint, husband ??). But until then, I will probably frame a picture of a baby fox blowing a bubble because that’s what my daughter loves.

  71. Ohhhh I’m thinking I’d like to find somethin’ real nice to frame and put it on my wall.

  72. I’ve always wanted to frame something memorable and personal of mine in my home. My dad went through pharmacy school at Howard University as an immigrant with little knowledge of English. I actually just graduated from pharmacy school and so he was a big inspiration as to why I wanted to get my doctorate! He just retired and I would love to frame our white coats together 🙂

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