This is a crazy easy little DIY rustic frame project. It is a super simple way to frame a poster or an art print or a photograph quickly and for less than $5. Even better you can swap your print/photo out anytime you like.
This entire project took about 15 minutes so let’s get started!
- Twine/ Rope/ Leather Cording
- Thin wood strips (mine was $2 at the home improvement store)
- Stain color or paint of your choice (I used Minwax English Chestnut)
- Staple Gun
- Hot Glue/ Double Sided Tape or Mounting Adhesive
You can make some adjustments to customize to your own taste/style.
I started by cutting the strip down to the correct dimensions for my poster. I measured my poster (20 inches wide) and added 1 1/2 inches on either side. So my cut was at 23″. You want to measure your art and cut accordingly. I made the simple cut myself at home but you can have the home improvement store cut yours down in just minutes.
Next I stained both strips on all sides and let dry.
I used mounting strips to adhere my poster to the wood strips. You can also try double sided tape or hot glue to mount your own. The ones I used are here.
Next I measured the strips of wood and marked the 1 1/2 inch point on each end with chalk. That was just to guide the placement of the poster so it would be perfectly centered.
My adhesive strips I just placed several on the top and bottom of the poster (laying flat on a table) and placed the strip of wood on top and pressed it down firmly. The poster is extremely lightweight so that was sufficient to keep it attached securely.
Next I quickly measured the twine to get a rough idea of how much slack I needed to hang the entire thing from a nail. I cut a piece of twine and flipped the poster over and stapled the twine on either end of the top strip. Last but not least I trimmed the excess twine from each end.
And that was it!
So simple this project takes no time at all. I did have the stain and mounting strips on hand but the wood and twine were about $5 at the home improvement store. So this was an extremely budget friendly project and I like this little poster.
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