Make These Affordable, Classy DIY Poster Frames

Making your own simple, good-looking poster frames is easy, and showcases your art without costing a ton. You just need a few supplies, some common tools and a little time to create these classy wooden frames for your favourite posters. Image from Jeran McConnel.

The basic process is simple enough, and you can customise these frames with the wood stain or paint of your choice. Besides a screwdriver, drill and measuring tape, you'll need:

  • Mounting tape
  • Four pieces of 5cm lattice
  • Four brass washers, bolts and #10 machine screws
  • Two small screws
  • Pencil
  • String or twine

If you want to frame only the top of your poster, you only need two pieces of lattice and two sets of washers, bolts and screws. Cut the lattice, or have it cut at the hardware store, so that it is 5cm wider on each side than your poster. Drill a hole 2.5cm in from the each end, and make sure they match up since you'll be attaching them together. Centre your poster on the lattices and attach with the mounting tape. Attach two pieces of lattice together with a washer, bolt and #10 machine screw on each side of the art. You'll have one for the top of the poster and one for the bottom. Add the two small screws to the top part of the frame, make sure they're not too long or they will damage the poster inside. Tie string or twine to the screws and hang on the wall.

Obviously this isn't good for posters that you want to protect completely with a frame that covers the whole body and face of the poster, but if you're looking for something easy and affordable, it's a good fit.

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