An easy tutorial for framing your canvas art for cheap to create a high-end look.
Have you ever priced framed artwork before? It can definitely get PRICEY. I wanted this space to flow and so I decided to use leftover latex paint to create canvas artwork for our living room.
In order to make a more high-end look, I used 1 x 2 pieces of stained whitewood to build my own DIY wood frame.
DIY Framing Canvas Art
Based on a 18 x 24 canvas.
2 – 20″ 1×2
2 – 24″ 1×2
4 – scrap pieces for the cradle
How to Frame Canvas:
Create your cuts according to the cut list for an 18×24 canvas.
Frame out your canvas with your cuts to make sure they’re a tight fit. Glue and nail your frame together.
A brad nailer is a great investment and will make these projects even easier.
Take your cradle pieces and place them in the middle of each frame piece. You will need to determine how you’d like your canvas to sit in the frame: flush or inset.
This will then determine the width of your cradle pieces. Using the brad nailer, nail your cradle to the wood frame.
Set your canvas into your wood frame and turn the entire piece over. You will have the back of your canvas showing along with your cradle. Using a 1″ screw, attach your cradle to the wood frame of your canvas.
Determine how you’re going to hang your artwork. For larger pieces you may want to fix on a sawtooth picture hanger to your wood frame. I chose to use (4) large Command strips.