If you are struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, why not invest in high-quality picture frames and make the most of your special memories. It could be family photos, pictures of the kids to give to the grandparents, a graduation photo, a photo from a trip, the family pet, artwork the kiddos made - they are all unique masterpieces. Good classic frames will last a lifetime and the best part is that your gift will always be displayed on the wall rather than thrown into a cupboard and forgotten as soon as the holidays are over.
What we’ve used:
- A cutting mat
- X-acto knife
- 3 picture frames
- Before trimming your photos, art or whatever you’re thinking of framing, move the mat over the image to figure out exactly what to feature. For example: do you want a flower to appear at the center of the frame or do you want it a bit to the right or to the left. So think twice before trimming especially if you spent money printing special photos to frame.
- Next, line up your photo/image with the mat. If you’ve ever tried to tape a photo to a mat exactly where you want, you know how challenging this step can be. Here’s a tip that will save you time and frustration.
- Repeat the steps above to get the other frames ready.
- Whether you’re wrapping your frames or not, place a piece of cardboard in between each frame to protect them from getting damaged. If you’re shipping them, make sure to wrap each frame individually with bubble wrap to prevent the glass from breaking and the frames from getting scratched.
- If the person you’re giving the frames to is coming over to your house for the holidays, you could simply wrap a pretty festive ribbon around the frames to show them off. It’s environmentally friendly and it looks pretty too. Don’t worry if the top of the photo is showing - it’s a great teaser.
- An X-acto knife is great for cutting sharp edges and makes cutting in a straight line easier.
- We fitted our art within the mat opening - but you can forgo the mat to feature a larger picture (the entire size of the frame). Up to you!
- Make sure there’s no lint on the picture before positioning the glass - it’s maddening to have to take it out again. Use a lint free cloth, it work great.
- If you give photos of the kids to your parents every year, simply update the photos and rehang the frames in the same spots on the wall. This way, your parents will always have recent photos of their grandchildren. Note: Make sure to number each frame so you know where on the wall to rehang them.
About the frames we used in this project
We used our solid wood Place&Push® Frames. They’re not just high-quality, but also elegant and classy. As shown, the backing slides out easily to make switching art and photos quick and hassle free. There’s no staples or brackets to remove.
The frames come in a set of 3 and are packaged in a pretty gift box (choose between white and black).
The frames come with the hanging hardware already installed to the backing, so they’re ready to be hung as soon as they come out of the box.
They’re also different from traditional frames, you push them into the wall to hang them up. It may sound confusing, but after watching this short video and scrolling to the end of the page, you’ll understand how smart this new technology is.
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