It's easy to fall into a style rut, but with the help of design blogger Jan from Poppytalk, it's even easier to break out! Here, she takes inspiration from vintage school charts to create a fresh, clean alternative to the classic wall frame. With (basically) no real skills required, we've got your next craft night covered.
We love the chart-style look for framing art for so many reasons. The style is perfect for casual spaces, it's budget-friendly and it's an easy project you can do yourself and customize to any size in under a half an hour.
For this project we used screen trim from our local hardware store. It's perfect for framing as it's flat on one side to adhere the paper to and rounded on the other to give it a more finished look. It usually comes in 8 foot pieces, so it needs to be cut down to the size of your art. You can ask the clerk at your hardware store to cut these for you, or you can also do it yourself, it's super-easy (and we'll show you how below)!
What You Need:
Screen door trim
Miter box (makes it easier)
2 Eye hooks
White glue or a strong tape
Measure the width of your art. Then take the length of your art plus add an inch extra to measure your wood trim. Make a mark with a pencil where you will cut.
Place the wood into the miter box (which helps you cut straighter), and saw back and forth until the wood is cut through. Repeat.
Screw in eye hooks on each side of the top piece.
Pro tip: Use a pliers to turn the eye hook into the side of the wood, or if you don't have one, a fork also makes it easy to screw in. Begin by screwing in the eye hook. Once it has caught itself into the wood, slide one of the fork's teeth into the eye hook, and twirl until tightened.
Measure twine for hanging length (it looks best if it's not too long) and tie/ knot to each eye hook. Pull out the paper you will be framing. Squeeze glue in a straight line across the front top of the paper. Place the cut screen door trim over the paper (balancing to leave a half-inch overhang on each side of the print) and press down and hold for approximately 1 minute. Do the same for the bottom piece. Once dry (approximately 10 min.) it's ready to hang!