Let s start by creating the picture frame mat.
Diy frame mat.
Check out that photo gallery wall that wound up being super affordable.
Picture frames mat board ruler cutting mat exacto knife pencil tape or hardware for holding the art in the frame.
You can purchase custom mats however i chose to make mine for a fraction of the cost using foam board.
I love the addition of a mat to artwork.
Huge impact low price.
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.
Are you ready to have your mind blown.
Carol duvall host of hgtv s the carol duvall show shares her discoveries about matting and framing artwork.
It drives me caaa razy.
All of these can be found at craft or art supply stores.
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.
Now my sweet attley has even more pink in her room and plenty of family photos.
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.
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.
If you ve ever used the ikea ribba frames you ll know that the mats are more of a cream than a pure white.
Between the crazy inexpensive frame solution i came up with and these diy photo mats the entire project cost right at 65 00.
Because the print didn t fit.
And so that s what lead me to explore diy mat production.
Diy picture frame mat.
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.