If you have ordered a paint by numbers from us with a do-it-yourself frame, this is the perfect guide on how to assemble the frame in just 1 minute!
How to frame your paint by numbers kit?
- Lay out the frame pieces according to the shape of your canvas.
- Fit each corner of the frame together, usually by sliding or snapping the pieces into place.
- Secure the corners, if necessary, with any provided hardware or corner brackets.
- Stretch your canvas over the frame, aligning it properly.
- Fasten the canvas to the frame, typically using staples or tacks.
Always refer to the specific instructions provided with your frame or the video beneath for the best results.
Video explanation: framing your painting
In the following video, we have assembled the frame in just 50 seconds! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assembling the DIY Frame: A Step-by-Step Guide
The assembly of the DIY frame consists of three main parts:
- Connecting the frame pieces together.
- Attaching the canvas to the frame.
- Securing the canvas with tacks.
Step 1: Separate the Frame Pieces
Upon receiving the frame, you need to separate the pieces. Lay them out on a clean, dry, and flat surface. Keep the tacks in their box while assembling the frame.
Step 2: Identify the Correct Corner Points
If you have a square frame, it’s simpler – just connect and slide the frames together. If the frame has two long and two short sides, connect them to form a rectangle. Ensure that the smooth and straight edges are connected on one side and the rougher edges on the other.
The frame corners have holes designed to fit together without additional tools. Simply connect the corners at a 90-degree angle and press them together to create a wooden frame for your painting.
Step 3: Attach the Corner Points Together
Unfold your canvas if it’s not already opened. If it’s attached to an easel or similar, remove it. To remove wrinkles, use the “Ironing method”. Turn on the iron, lay the canvas flat on a table with a cloth on top, and ensure the blank side faces up. Iron the canvas and corners straight so it wraps easily around the frame.
Step 4: Place the Canvas
Stretch the canvas out and begin folding it according to the frame’s dimensions, ensuring everything is folded in a straight line. Firmly attach each corner of the canvas to a frame corner with a tack. You can use a tack to connect both corners for added stability.
During this process, ensure the frame is tightly secured and there are no loose pieces on your canvas. Use more tacks for extra firmness.
Step 5: Hang it Up!
Tadaaa! You have now attached your own artwork to your DIY frame! What an accomplishment. Now you can hang the frame wherever you like.
You are now fully prepared to attach your own paint-by-number photo to a DIY frame!
Where Can I Purchase a DIY Frame?
A DIY frame can be added to your painting order with a simple checkmark to indicate your preference. If you choose a frame, you will receive one of high-quality material or you can order it on our accessoires page.