functional custom framing

Teal and pink Hermes Scarfacrylic frames with magnets

Custom framing can be expensive. I think it’s worth the investment because your walls tell the story of your home. However, I’ve come up with three tricks to allow a custom frame to be changeable. Then you’ll get mileage for your money. This is the first of those ideas. I came up with this idea when I wanted to hang this gorgeous Hermes scarf I purchased. I knew I wouldn’t wear it every day, and it’s too pretty to sit in a drawer. The display systems sold especially for displaying scarves were crazy expensive. So I came up with my own scarf hanger. It’s an art hanging system that uses acrylic frames with magnets. So get our your Hermes vintage scarf or special display item- we are making an easy display!

Teal and pink Hermes Scarf and how to create a scarf hanger.

what you’ll need for art hanging system

A frame large enough to showcase a scarf you have. You can buy one at Homegoods, use one you may have, it doesn’t matter. Metal strips from hardware store that can be screwed into the frame.

Magnets used to hang scarfs on with art hanging system.

how to make the scarf hanger

Screw the metal strips on the back of the frame all along the outline of the opening.You really want these spaced about an inch apart for the best versatility.When it’s done, lay the scarf on the metal gently and apply the magnets. the best part? You don’t have to use this frame for just artwork! You could easily put photos in this and display the same way! You can swap them out whenever you want by pulling the magnets off!

I also plan to add in different fabric samples that I have, wallpaper scraps that are cool and I once displayed my Granny’s apron by carefully mounting the magnets in the right place. This is why having the magnetic strips spaced so close together and all around helps with displaying things.

Bluegraygal showing cool way to display a scarf with acrylic frames with magnetsHow to hang a Vintage Hermes Scarf.


shop a Hermes vintage Scarf


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    Wendy S Wirth
    November 5, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Great idea

    • Kelly
      November 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks, Wendy! I’m so glad you like it! I hope you’ll get my newsletter – more framing ideas coming!

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    April 16, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I’ve been trying to find a way to frame Hermes pocket square and this is a very good idea. What kind of magnets did you use? And are the metal plates part of the frame you have or you added them your self? Thank you 😍

    • Kelly
      April 17, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Hi Jennifer! I found my magnets at Ace Hardware. They are ridiculously strong! They are tiny but mighty! They came in a yellow package, I’m sorry I can’t remember the name! But they were at several Ace Hardware stores! I hope this hep you!
      I had my frame made so they added the metal parts, but I’m sure this is easy to do. If you swing by a Hardware store they could probably help! I just had my frame made the size of the scarf so they helped add it for me! Let me know how it works for you!

  3. Avatar May 18, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    This is absolutely FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for sharing this. See my site for other stuff to frame! Best, Jan Goode

    • Kelly
      May 22, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Oh I’m so glad! Jan, what is your site and I’ll take a look! I love framing things – would love to see what you surround yourself with on your walls!

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    August 4, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    My wife has an extensive collection of Hermès scarfs and a few months ago she ran into a blog about framing them. I have been researching for a few weeks trying to come up with a way to frame them without damaging the scarf. You idea is genius as she will be able to change the scarfs frequently.

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    February 20, 2019 / 11:22 pm

    I’ve been looking for a way to frame a scarf without damaging it and without it being permanent. This is genius! Do you have a piece of glass at the face of the frame as well?

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