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Try A Unique Alternative to a Custom Frame

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WHY DO THIS?


If you like to get creative with your wall art, it probably doesn’t fit into a standard frame. Because custom framing can get really pricey, you may have a few oddly shaped pieces of art that are still waiting to find their long-lost frame. Save yourself some hassle and money by trying one of these unique alternatives. The best part? They add a little flavor to your home décor!

30 MINUTES
EASY

How To:

Photo Credit: mylittlepixels | Etsy

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    Magnets. For lightweight prints and photographs, use magnets to hang your art without damaging the corners. Glue small magnets to the back of thumbtacks, place the thumbtacks where you want to hang your photos and then place another magnet overtop the print.

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    Clipboards. If you’ve ever wanted a real-life Pinterest board, this is your chance! Simply nail clipboards to your wall above your desk or tack them up on an unused wall in your kitchen for a new take on the classic pin board. Tip: This is a great way to showcase your kid’s art skills – it only takes a few seconds to switch out pictures when the next masterpiece arrives from art class!

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    Easels. If you have an unused corner, and a canvas print without a frame, an easel may be your best option. Wooden or aluminum easels are perfect for displaying larger pieces because they can support a lot of weight and hold unusual shapes without damaging them.

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    Hangers. Wooden pant-hangers are perfect for holding prints or posters. To hang them, nail the hanger to the wall. Place a small piece of foam between the print and the hanger clasps to prevent any creasing. Then, clip a second hanger to the bottom of the print so that the poster hangs taut against the wall. Scour your local flea market for some vintage options or spray paint the wooden hanger for a unique look.

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    Lean it. If you have an unframed canvas or matted print, leaning them along a shelf of the floor is a cost-effective, creative way to display photos. Leaning art instead of hanging allows for a little more flexibility (if you are often changing up your décor) and can help add some dimension to the room. Even better, leaning large pieces of art is an easy way to hide ugly wall outlets or cords.

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