For reference i made my mat 3 wide on each side of the picture and my frame was 2 3 4 wide on all sides.
Diy mat for frame.
Now my sweet attley has even more pink in her room and plenty of family photos.
Between the crazy inexpensive frame solution i came up with and these diy photo mats the entire project cost right at 65 00.
Are you ready to have your mind blown.
Picture frames mat board ruler cutting mat exacto knife pencil tape or hardware for holding the art in the frame.
Hellogoodbyeagain arrived beautifully adorned with an 8 x 10 mat but the frame i wanted to put it in was 9 x 13 it s one that i custom made out of reclaimed wood and i had a little crush on the distinct grains and colors.
You can purchase custom mats however i chose to make mine for a fraction of the cost using foam board.
Finding artwork you love is a lengthy and expensive process.
Huge impact low price.
I used some hardwood i had from the local hardwood store and ripped it to my own size but you could also just use standard 1 3 or 1 4 or wider if desired for your frame instead.
Build a picture light box.
Of course you also need art or photos you ll put in the frame and the tape is for taping the art inside the frame if you don t have another way to hold it in.
All of these can be found at craft or art supply stores.
Check out that photo gallery wall that wound up being super affordable.
Make custom art using anything flat from a vintage album cover to a page from a book or magazine.
Beginning with a turquoise mat add 1 2 foam board on top and end with the addition of a white mat on top of the foam board.
And now for the best trick for budget friendly bright white diy photo mats.
It helps it stand out and gives a buffer between the artwork and the diy frame.
Let s start by creating the picture frame mat.
Diy picture frame mat.
I love the addition of a mat to artwork.
And so that s what lead me to explore diy mat production.
Here the image is cut apart each section mounted on 1 4 foam.
It drives me caaa razy.
Carol duvall host of hgtv s the carol duvall show shares her discoveries about matting and framing artwork.
Especially when the mat doesn t match the bright white of the frame.
How to mat and frame artwork.
If you ve ever used the ikea ribba frames you ll know that the mats are more of a cream than a pure white.