DIY FLOATING FRAMES
Wooden canvas stretchers are a smart way to frame artwork—they cost only a few dollars per piece, and you can totally customize the size!
WHAT YOUÕLL NEED
Wooden canvas stretchers (available at art supply stores)
Annie Sloan’s paint in charcoal (optional)
Plexiglas cut to size (Lowe’s or a glass store will usually cut it to size for free)
Drill 1/16-inch drill bit
Copper tacks Hammer
Sawtooth picture hanger
Clear glue dots
1. Notch the stretcher pieces together—they’ll fit together snugly without glue. Tap the corners until perfectly square.
2. Apply watered-down paint, if desired.
3. Position the Plexiglas over the back of the frame, and mark the holes for the tacks. Add painter’s tape over the corners to prevent splitting. Drill.
4. Tap in the copper tacks with a hammer. Add a sawtooth picture hanger to the back of the top.
5. Using clear glue dots, position the artwork in the center. Hang time!