Step 6: Drill, saw, sand, repeat.
If you want to use the "spokes" or the thin, middle pieces of wood as functional rack of sorts, you could remove part of the spoke to leave a little space between the wood and the wall. I did this with a crappy hand saw, a putty knife, and some sandpaper by cutting little grooves in the wood and then snapping off the pieces one at a time. Then I sanded this back part to make it smooth so it wouldn't snag the scarves. There are a million better ways to do this, but my budget was extremely limited and I didn't want to invest in a bunch of tools. So, yeah. Optional step here.
If you want, you can paint over this freshly-sanded part but like I said before, I want this to look rustic, so I sanded it smooth but chose to refrain from more paint.