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  • How To Frame A Puzzle

    June 22, 2022

    There's nothing quite like finishing a jigsaw puzzle. But after all of your hard work, don't just sweep the pieces back into the box. Put them on display by framing your completed jigsaw puzzles.

    Framing your jigsaw puzzles has never been easier than with the help of our jigsaw puzzle framing kits. Our kits include the custom frame, acrylic front, acid-free backing, hanging hardware and puzzle glue sheets. 

    Here's a look at our puzzle framing accessories in action!

    Did you know that jigsaw puzzles have been around since the 18th century?  They're a great way to spend time with your family and friends. Or maybe you're looking for a stimulating solo activity to help you pass the time. Either way, they’re a lot of fun!

    After all the time spent putting that puzzle together, why not preserve those memories by displaying all that hard work in a frame?  Then, you can display your completed puzzle around your home for all to see!

    Puzzle Glue Sheets

    We can frame puzzles of any shape and size!  With over three hundred wood mouldings in our inventory, there's a style that will complement your puzzle or existing décor perfectly. Our custom puzzle framing kits come with our Puzzle Glue Sheets, which make it easy to transport your puzzle from table to frame!

    Your custom puzzle frame will be delivered right to your door in our shipping boxes that are specially engineered and SFI-certified.

    You can trust CustomPictureFrames.com to preserve all of your frame-worthy moments.

    Framing Jigsaw Puzzles


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
  • How To Float Mount Your Art

    January 19, 2022

    Float mounting is a cool technique used to raise your art slightly above the backing and make it appear floating. This mounting method is a way to add depth and dimension to your display. From photos and art, textiles or objects, it helps to show off any unique edges or emphasizes the depth of 3D objects.

    Luckily for you, float mounting is easy. Follow along with this tutorial to make your art, textile or object look like it was framed in an actual custom framing shop - for a fraction of the price!

    To float mount your art, you'll need a frame, mat board, foam core, frame spacers, tools like a small utility knife, scissors, art tape, ruler and pencil, and the art piece of your choice.

    float mounting materials

    When choosing your frame to float mount your art in, you want to make sure that it has enough space inside for the art to breathe. The art should not touch the glass and should have enough room for a piece of foam core to fit behind it. You can sort by frame depth in our picture frame or shadow box sections to find the perfect depth for your object.  

    float mounting step 1

    Step 1: Cut your mat board to be the same size as the back of the frame. All of our frames come with a pre-cut backing, so if you've ordered a custom frame from us, you can skip this step.   

    float mounting step 2

    Step 2: Cut the foam core about a quarter inch smaller than the art or object. It should be small enough not to see it when in the frame. 

    float mounting step 2

    Measure your art and trace its outline on the foam core. Measure 1/4 of an inch from this outline, and make a mark. This will serve as your reference point to cut parallel to the outline of your art.

    float mounting step 2

    Next, take your knife and carefully cut the foam core out, staying 1/4 of an inch inside of the outline at all times.  

    float mounting step 3

    Step 3: Next, mount your art to the foam core using artist tape. Ensure that the foam core is completely covered. 

    float mounting step 4

    Step 4: Tape the foam core to the mat or backing, ensuring it's centered. You can eyeball your placement or measure to find the center for accuracy.  

    float mounting step 5

    Step 5: Measure and cut the spacers to fit tightly around the inside perimeter of the frame. The spacers are needed so that your art does not touch the glass while in the frame. We recommend using foam core for a seamless fit with the backing. If you order your frame for this float mounting project from our shadow box section, we'll provide and install the spacers for you!

    float mounting step 6

    Step 6: Assemble your frame and check out your masterpiece.

    Float mounting works with all kinds of art and objects. Find a frame today on our website, where you will find hundreds of frame options with a wide variety of sizes, styles, and depths to choose from to make your floating art come to life.    

    Special thanks to artist Gina Julian, who lent her art and expertise to help create this tutorial!


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
  • How To Install Canvases Into Frames

    November 10, 2021

    Framing a canvas adds those perfect finishing touches to your painting or photo print. Adding a canvas frame instantly transforms any image into a work of art. 

    But framing a canvas can be intimidating. You don't need to be a framing expert to install your canvas into a frame.

    This video will walk you through different ways you can install your canvas into a frame.

    First, it's important to get acquainted with the hardware. 

    offset clips

    These are offset clips. You'll secure these with screws to hold the canvas in place. 

    canvas clips

    These are canvas clips. They hold your canvas in a frame using tension. 

    We’ll send you the right number of clips and fastening screws, based upon the size of the frame you order.

    Here’s how you install canvas clips. 

    Canvas Clip Installation

    First, space them equally around the back of the frame, with the arches pointed inward and the side with the hole on the frame itself.  Once you’re satisfied with the positioning, attach them with the screws provided. You may need to bend the clips to add tension to the canvas stretcher bar to hold it in place.

    Offset Clips Install

    For offset clips, start by lining up the miter lines of the frame and the stretched canvas.  Lay the clips out, spaced equally, and attach them all to the canvas.  Then, for extra stability, secure them to the frame with the remaining screws.

    Screwing In Canvas

    For canvas or deep profile frames, you can also install a canvas by drilling a screw directly through the back of the frame and into the stretcher bar. For this, find a wood screw that is shorter than the depth of the canvas plus frame.

    Once the canvas is installed inside the frame, you can then add the hanging hardware.

    If you follow these steps, you'll feel like a framing expert in no time! If you need any additional assistance, contact our team today!

     


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
  • How To Install Security Hangers

    October 13, 2021

    There's no space that isn't enhanced with a little framed art. But there are some spaces that need the frames to be extra secured. When displaying framed art in places where it could easily be pulled or knocked off of the wall, like a playroom or when hanging pictures above a couch or bed, it’s a good idea to attach it with a security hanger.

    Security hangers can be added to any order but it's important to install them correctly for safety reasons.

    Follow along with this video to learn how to install security hangers.

    Your security hanger kit will come with all the pieces you need to securely fasten your picture frame to the wall.

    Security Hanger Kit Contents

    For the installation, you’ll need a drill, a measuring tape, a level, and pliers.

    Security Hanger Bracket Installation

    On the back of the frame, place the two metal plates at the sides of the top moulding, measuring 1 1/2 inches from the edge of the frame to the center of each plate. Attach them with the screws. Next, attach a third metal plate to the center of the bottom bar.

    Mounting Security Brackets to the Wall

    Mount the two brackets onto the wall, with the distance between the centers matching the distance between the centers of the two metal plates. Use your level to check the alignment. Then hook the plates onto the brackets.

    Gently pressing the bottom edge of your frame against the wall should create a slight impression. Screw your T-screw directly into the middle. Once it’s parallel to the slot in which it will sit, rotate it from horizontal to vertical so it slips into place.

    Security Hanger T Screw

    Use your wrench behind the frame to turn the T-screw for secure attachment.

    Now your frame is securely fastened to the wall and you can have that peace of mind that your frame will stay put no matter what life throws at it!

    Ball Hitting Frame

     If you have any questions about installing your security hanging kit, contact us! Our frame experts are always here to help. 


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
  • Picture Frame Hanging Hacks For Hassle-Free Hanging

    July 14, 2021

    Hanging picture frames can be a frustrating experience. Instead of putting a bunch of holes in your wall, we'll help you hang your frames like a pro. We've collected some picture frame hanging hacks that will help you put your new art on display!

    Fork Hanging Hack For Picture Frame Wire

    Trying to snag the wire on your nail can sometimes make you feel like a cheesy infomercial actor. But you don't have to guess or scrape up your wall to hang your frame from picture frame wire anymore.

    Start by grabbing a fork from your kitchen. Place the fork on the nail with the bottom curve facing the wall. 

    Then, carefully slide the frame over the fork's handle. This will help guide the wire right to the nail.  

    After you've snagged the wire on the nail, pull out the fork and you're done!

    Easy DIY Tool for Sawtooth Hangers

    Creating a DIY hanging tool is easy with a few supplies you might even have around your house. You might've seen this hack in our How To Create An Eclectic Gallery Wall post by Shelley at Crazy Wonderful. All it takes is a piece of scrap wood (or some cardboard depending on the weight of your frame) and a screw or nail.

    Place the screw through the piece of wood. Depending on the width of the wood and the weight of the frame, you'll have to find the best spot for this so that you can hold the wood up to the wall.

    Hanging your art on that screw and position it on your wall. You can also lean a level on the tool to help you position your frame perfectly. If you've got templates already hung as Shelley did in these pictures, you can just find the center of the template. 

    Once the frame is in place, push the screw against the wall. It will make an indent or small hole so you'll know where to place your nail. Then you can hang your art on that nail and your frame will be on display in no time.  

    Painter's Tape Hanging Hack

    For picture frames or wall art with two hangers, using painter's tape helps you get the job done like Shelley from Crazy Wonderful did in our How to Create and Hang a Gallery Wall blog post. 

    Place a piece of tape sticky side up across the back of the frame right on top of the hanging hardware. Use a pen or pencil to mark where the hardware is on the tape. 

    With the tape pulled tightly, position the frame on the wall. Use a level to line up the frame perfectly. Once the frame is in the right place, press the tape against the wall. 

    Take away the frame and now you know exactly where to place your nail or screw! There's no guessing or measuring to help you find where or how far apart the hanging hardware is!

    Hammer your nails in at the marks and you'll be ready to hang your frames with ease! There's no need to put any extra holes in your wall to get your frame hung. 

    Here at Custom Picture Frames, our goal is to make custom framing more affordable and accessible to all! But we don't just stop helping after you receive your frames. We hope these hanging hacks help you hang your new picture frames or any wall art in general quickly and easily! If you have any questions about hanging hardware, you can find information about installing the different kinds in this blog post. And if you'd like to speak to a customer service rep, you can call, chat or email the team to get in touch with a framing expert. 


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.