How can I easily frame a large canvas painting?

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Oct 09, 2019

    Hi Sandy, hope this helps you frame your canvas. How to Frame a Canvas (for Cheap!) | The Turquoise Home

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    This easy DIY tutorial will teach you how to frame a canvas for cheap, making a huge piece of $22 art look like it’s worth much more! ... And since this canvas that needed framing wasn’t pricy in the first place, no need to go champagne on my beer-budget art. Do you recall my DIY ...

  • Emily Emily on Oct 10, 2019

    Framing is expensive, whether you have the skills to do it yourself or take it to a framer. This painting which fills almost all the wall; ceiling to floor would be about $300 to frame if it was a home made job. The larger the canvas the wider the frame must be which is more expensive than a narrower frame. I just looked at Peggy's link and I think "large" must be open to different interpretations! Good luck.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Oct 10, 2019

    Sandy: ready-made frames are always 50% off a Hobby Lobby. Check it out!

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 10, 2019

    Hi Sandy: You can use molding for your frame. There are so many designs and widths to choose from. You can either miter the ends or use butt ends, where you just butt the ends up to each other. Here's a site that shows both joints, but they're talking about floors and stuff, but you can use a miter box for your purposes and you don't need the gloves and glasses:) If you are going to miter the ends, get a foot or so of additional wood so that you can practice and get it right. Never hurts to practice:)

    Good luck

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Feb 21, 2020

    Sandy...I have purchased a frame the size I need or used an old one I have and removed the back and glass and glued to the canvas. Looked nice.