Diamond painting is a fun and creative hobby, but once you've finished your masterpiece, you may be wondering what to do with it next. One great option is to frame it! Framing your diamond painting will not only protect it, but it will also make it a beautiful piece of art that you can display and enjoy for years to come. In this post, we'll show you how to frame your diamond painting like a pro.
What You'll Need To Frame Your Painting
Before you get started, you'll need a few supplies. Here's a list of what you'll need:
- Your finished diamond painting
- A frame (make sure it's the right size for your painting)
- Matting (optional, but it looks nice and adds an extra layer of protection)
- Glue or double-sided tape
- A ruler
- A pencil
Step 1: Measure Your Painting
The first step in framing your diamond painting is to measure it. Use a ruler to measure the width and height of your painting. Write down these measurements so you'll know what size frame to look for.
Step 2: Choose a Frame
Now that you know the size of your painting, it's time to choose a frame. You can find frames at most craft stores or online. Look for a frame that is slightly larger than your painting so that you have some room to work with. If you want to add matting to your painting, make sure to choose a frame that is large enough to accommodate the matting as well.
Step 3: Add Matting (Optional)
If you want to add matting to your painting, you'll need to do it before you insert your painting into the frame. Matting is a piece of paper or cardboard that goes between your painting and the frame. It adds an extra layer of protection and also looks nice. To add matting, use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark the size of your painting on the matting. Cut out the matting with scissors. You may also choose to seal your diamond painting.
Step 4: Insert Your Painting into the Frame
Now it's time to insert your painting into the frame. If you're using matting, place the matting into the frame first, and then place your painting on top of the matting. If you're not using matting, simply place your painting into the frame. Use glue or double-sided tape to secure your painting in place.
Step 5: Hang or Display Your Painting
Your diamond painting is now framed and ready to be displayed! You can hang it on a wall using the hanging hardware that comes with the frame, or you can stand it up on a shelf or table.
Framing your diamond painting is a great way to protect it and display it as a beautiful piece of art. With just a few supplies and a little bit of time, you can have your diamond painting framed and ready to be admired by all. So go ahead, give it a try and see how it turns out. We're sure you'll be happy with the results!
Pro tip: As an alternative to traditional frame you can also frame your diamond painting in a floating frame which will give a unique look to your painting and it will also be easy to change or swap paintings.
Don't forget: Diamond painting is not only a hobby but it also has therapeutic effects, it can be a great stress buster and it will help you to relax and unwind after a long day. And when you'll frame it, you'll have a little piece of serenity hanging on your wall.