Have you ever wanted to frame a piece of art but didn’t want to pay the high cost to buy a custom frame? Or worse, you’re like me and too lazy to DIY your own frame? That’s where I found myself last week when I was creating the perfect gallery wall. I was at the corner of cheap and lazy. But, I stood my ground at that corner and created an Easy Plexiglass Art Frame!
I wouldn’t recommend this technique for priceless art, but for posters and other art that you want to frame quickly or easily, this is your tutorial!
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- Art poster or drawing
- Double-stick tape
- Jigsaw or plexiglass cutter
- Board larger than the art (at least 3″ on each side)
- Small wood screws
- Drill with drill bit smaller than screw diameter
- Screwdriver bit
- Picture hanging hook(s)
Optional: Paint and Paintbrush
Cut your board to size. If you want, stain or paint your board ahead of time. Allow it to dry.
Put pieces of double stick tape on the corners of your art and position it in the center of your board.
Lay the plexiglass on top of the art and mark where to cut the glass (allow at least 1/4″ overlaps.)
Cut your plexiglass with a jigsaw, bandsaw, scoring plexiglass knife or ask a local home improvement store to cut your glass exact. Sand the edges of the plexiglass until it is smooth.
Drill holes in the corners of the plexiglass.
Center the plexiglass over the artwork.
Attach the plexiglass with wood screws.
Hammer the hanging hardware centered on the back of the board.
And you have an Easy Plexiglass Art Frame ready to hang!
Do you have any art that you’ve been meaning to frame for months, years, decades? Like this technique? Be sure to pin it and share it with a friend.
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