How to Frame a Canvas Print

Are you thinking about brightening up your home or office with a canvas print?

If so, great idea! We’re here to help you set it up.

Canvas images seem like modern technology. But in reality, this style of photography was popular in the Italian Renaissance during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Even Leonardo Da Vinci, the world-famous artist, painted on canvas.

Today, you don’t need to be Da Vinci to bring your walls alive. You just need to read this article until the end!

What You Need

As with every project, you need to gather some items before starting work. Down below is everything you need to frame a canvas print.

  • Canvas Print
  • Frame
  • Measuring tape or a ruler
  • Offset clips
  • Screws
  • A drill or screwdriver
  • Kraft paper
  • Double-sided tape or glue
  • Wire Hanger
  • Hanger screws

The canvas print is the most important feature, you can pick one up at, and get started today.

Buying a Frame

Before searching for the perfect frame, you need to measure your canvas print first. You should measure the length, width, and depth and note those numbers. Be as accurate as possible and triple-check that you got the correct measurements.

When buying a frame, get one that fits in well with the image. Choose whether you want a sleek or rustic look, and avoid ones that are the same color as the canvas print.

Attach the Canvas to the Frame

Drop the canvas print into the frame and make sure it’s facing in the correct direction. It should be very tight with no gaps between the two.

Once the print is in, attach the offset clips to secure it. Place the clip onto the frame and drill it through the frame. Not the canvas print!

The amount you need depends on the size of the canvas, but you should use 8 for a 14×12 image.

Add a Dust Cover

With your measuring tape, measure the length and width of the frame. Then cut some kraft paper to that size.

Place double-sided tape the entire way around the borders of the frame. Then, carefully drop the kraft paper onto the tape and check if it’s well attached.

Cut a small square hole in the middle of the kraft paper but make sure you don’t cut the print! That allows the canvas to remain at the same temperature and humidity as the room.

Add a Wire Hanger

Lay the framed print face down on your table or desk. Then from the top, measure around a third down on both sides and mark with a pencil. And drill the screws into the markings on the frame.

Cut the hanger wire 8 inches longer than the width of the frame. Attach it to one of the hanger screws by tying a knot. 

Take the other end of the wire and do the same thing on the other side. Make sure you leave some slack on the wire so it can hang on the wall. 

Finally, you can cut any excess wire off. And hang your canvas print framing wherever you like!

You Know How to Frame a Canvas Print

Now you know how to frame a canvas print. So clear your schedule for the evening and start getting to work!

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