Scroll Style Frame For Any Size Print

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My husband and I have collected a whole lot of odd sized art over the years that we have tried to find frames for in the worst of ways. I finally decided I would just create my own frames for them. These frames are easy and quick to make and can fit any size art! With some simple cuts to some trim wood, a couple screws and metal wire you can create a scroll style frame and finally hang your art for all to see!

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- Trim (I bought this trim from The Home Depot. It's simple and pretty, but you can choose whatever you like.)
-Print to Frame
-Screw Driver
-Miter Box (you can do without this, but I found it very useful)
-Metal Wire (I used this brass wire from Amazon)
-4 Machine Screws (for one frame)
-4 Machine Screw Nuts (for one frame)
-Sand Paper

STEP 1: Measure the top
Take your piece of art and measure the top. This will be where you will hang it from.

Then take your measurement and mark it off on your wood trim.

STEP 2: Cut the trim
Use a hacksaw (and a handy-dandy miter box) to cut the wood along the line you made in step 2. Sand the edges of the cut wood.

Repeat these steps for a total of 4 pieces of wood.

STEP 3: Line up 2 wood pieces
Take 2 of your wooden pieces and face them back to back so they line up perfectly .

Drill a hole through both pieces while clamping them together. The holes should be about 1/2" in on either end and will serve as a pilot hole for a later step.

Repeat with the other 2 wood pieces of wood.

STEP 4: Add the screws
Grab your machine screws and screw one on either end through both pieces of wood, but don't tighten it just yet. Do this for both top and bottom pieces.

STEP 5: Slide your art in
Slide your print between the two pieces of wood you screwed together and make sure it is centered and positioned as you would like. (Again do it for the top and bottom frame pieces)

STEP 6: Tighten the screws
Tighten the screws to pinch the print in place. (If your print slides out, or the print goes from edge to edge you can attach small pieces of paper at the back edge of the print with tape or glue and drive the screw through the attached piece of paper to secure it in place.)

Turn the pieces of wood over and place machine screw nuts on the back side of the screws. You can tighten the bottom piece of the frame, but wait to tighten the top.

STEP 7: Wrap wire onto the nuts
Before you tighten the top machine screw nuts, cut a piece of wire long enough to wrap around the two screws and also with enough give to hang the piece from a nail. I chose to use this sturdy copper wire that I bought on Amazon. Wrap each end of the wire around the screw several time.

STEP 8: Tighten the screws in place
Tighten the machine screw nuts over top of the wound wire to keep it in place.

Double check that your wire is secure and the length is what you need.

STEP 9: Now just place a tack or nail where you wish and hang your pieces by the wire!

I could not even tell you how long I waited to put some of these up... I'm so excited to be enjoying them finally!

The great part about these frames is not only that they can be custom to size, but also they can be reopened and used for another piece if you wish. I also love how simple and natural the wood trim looks against the pictures.

You could also paint or stain the wood to match your decor if you want! You could also get a different kind of trim to give it a bit of flare.

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  • Mary Howard Mary Howard on Apr 01, 2017
    Nice creation, but why the same type of frame?

  • Fir20673419 Fir20673419 on Apr 02, 2017
    Doesn't the picture get dusty? I like the idea.

  • Trudi Trudi on Jan 11, 2020

    Looks cute, but don't the screws on the back scratch your walls?

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