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Create a masterpiece for your masterpiece: DIY Custom Frames

Create the perfect masterpiece to hold your masterpiece. DIY custom frames are simple, easy solutions to your framing needs.

Custom frames are made to fit your photos. Instead of standard print size, your photos and artwork are displayed in a piece as unique as they are. The one problem: custom frames are extremely expensive and can quickly eat up your decorating budget. With spring cleaning and redecorating commencing around the country, follow this simple idea from the Entirely Eventful Day blog to create your own masterpieces.

How to Build a Custom Frame

For about $20, Aly of the Entirely Eventful Day blog, walks you through the process of creating your own custom frame. Using regular molding (which can be found at any home improvement store), liquid nails, spackle, paint, and brackets,she created the perfect piece for her family portrait.

Just like the frames you can have made at Michaels or AC Moore, there are tons of different molding selections out there. Since Lowes, Home Depot, and other stores use different suppliers, hunt around for your picture perfect one.

Need more inspiration. How about using another materials to complete this project:

Regular wood
Reclaimed timber
Or anything with a flat back that can be mounted together

Once your project is complete, take the finished frame back to Lowes or Home Depot. They can cut a piece of glass to fit the exact dimensions of your project. Or opt for no frame, but a mounted photo like the Entirely Eventful Day does.

Happy Crafting!

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