How To: "Frame" Odd Shaped Artwork

How To: "Frame" Odd Shaped Artwork

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 16, 2008

With events like Renegade Craft Fair and websites like Etsy it's easy to end up with oddly shaped art or more pieces than we have walls.
How does one display those odd sized prints that might not fit in a standard frame? What happens when you buy 3 pieces of artwork that would look fantastic in that spot above your couch?
Do you bribe your custom framer with sweet treats so you don't go broke? Or just keep it all in a flat file, tucked away, never to see the light of day? Check out the easy fix after the jump!

A $0.75 find at a local junk shop (it was on sale), inspired a unique framing opportunity.
In less than 5 minutes you can turn a plain salvaged board into a backer for artwork that is dying to grace your walls.

By using two Boston Bulldog Clips (to hold the art), two thumbtacks (to adhere the bulldog clips to the board) and eye hooks (to allow it attach it all to the wall) you instantly have an interchangeable art display. You can leave the board naturally distressed or give it a quick coat of paint to freshen it up.

It will save a fortune on framing odd size pieces and allow you to show off your art collection. So troll Etsy with gusto looking for your new favorite artist!

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