How do I make cheap picture frames for non-standard sized pictures?


I have all these pics I made with gem embroider. PIcs where you just put the gems on the numbered dots. But I don't know how to frame them. They are all odd sized. Anyone out there know how to make cheap frames.

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 29, 2019

    Patti....Dollar Tree has many frames

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Dec 29, 2019

    You can buy little brackets that attach to the back side of a piece of wood or metal that makes a frame. They are little L-shaped metal pieces. One option that looks nice is to cut a piece of window trim at 45 degree angles, then put a bracket at each corner. Voila'! A frame!

  • William William on Dec 29, 2019

    Just adjust the sizes for the pics. You can even make them out of cardboard, foam board, etc. Paint or embellish them.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 30, 2019

    Diy matting so that you can put in standard frames. You can use construction paper or scrapbook paper.

  • Beth Beth on Dec 30, 2019

    Could you try collaging them together so that they fit in a more standard-sized frame?

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Dec 30, 2019

    You could use pieces of wood that are the size of the edges and nail them all together

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 30, 2019

    You can buy various wood mouldings at the lumber store, and will need a mitre box and saw for the 45 degree corner cuts. Then use brads to join them together, or use thin pieces of wood glued over the corners to hold the 2 pieces.

    Also check out the Dollar Tree for various frames, or thrift stores, and paint the frames for a cohesive look or use all the same color picture mats.

  • You could purchase trim moulding and cut pieces to size using a miter box, or just regular 1x3 or 1x4. Those you can get in many varieties of wood.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 02, 2020

    Hi Patti: You can use some molding that has a lip on the back. The home improvement stores carry it in various widths and designs. Just cut it to the size you need. If you are going to do a miter cut, get more molding than you need and practice, practice, practice! :) Good luck

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 03, 2020

    Hello Patti,

    You could make individual frames or a collage frame: Velcro or stick the work to a piece of board that is big enough to also fit a frame around. Stick the frame to the board. Mitre or butt the frame edges together as your style call for...............