How To Display Finished Diamond Painting?
🎉 Congratulations! You have officially completed your paint by diamonds art after long hours, ton of dedication and hard work. Now that you are all finished, there is one very important question to ask yourself:
How can i display my masterpiece?
After all that hard work you need to show it off! People need to be able to appreciate your diamond embroidery abilities.
Rest assured, there are a ton of different options for all budgets and creative abilities when it comes to how you’d like to display your diamond painting.
Based on some suggestions, feedback, and our own experience we have created a top 7 best display ideas for your painting by numbers. We hope you will try some of these great options and love them as much as we do!
GLUE YOUR DIAMOND PAINTING TO A BLANK PRE-STRETCHED CANVAS
This is a great, very easy option that is also relatively inexpensive. All you have to do is purchase a pre-stretched canvas from your favorite craft store or online website. You will then glue your finished canvas onto it. This option is so simple and takes all difficulty out of the equation. You will not need to stretch or staple!
Use a spray adhesive to the back of the painting and also on the blank canvas to ensure it stays secure. Once the glue feels sticky, go ahead and place your painting on the canvas. Make sure you smooth it down and remove all the wrinkles or bubbles as you go. Once completed, let it sit and dry for 24 hours. After 24 hour your masterpiece will be ready to hang!
Recommendation: To find the proper fit for your painting, measure the canvas after you have already cut off the borders. If you do want to have a large border you should purchase a canvas as close to the measured size as possible.
APPLY STRETCHER BARS TO YOUR FINISHED CANVAS
If you are more of a do it yourself kind of person this option might be for you. It’s a bit more challenging but also relatively inexpensive. You will need a set of stretcher bars for this. The stretcher bars will come with detailed directions and result in a gorgeous display.
Recommendation: Buy a size that’s about 5 centimeters shorter than the canvas so that you have some room for wrapping. This makes for an awesome wrapped diamond edge around the borders.
MOUNT YOUR PAINTING TO A FOAM BOARD OR CARDBOARD
You will need to do a bit of measuring and cutting for this technique. You will also need a foam board which can be purchased online or at your local craft or hardware store.
The key to creating a flat, borderless painting is to use box cutters to cut the foam board down to the preferred size (the same size as your canvas minus the border). Then simply glue your painting to the foam so that it is centered and only the borders are hanging off the sides.
The next and final step is to fold the borders over the back of the foam board and glue them down firmly. Be sure that the canvas is tight to the foam board.
Recommendation: Cut a border for your painting from oak tag before you mount it to your foam board for a more creative framed look.
USE A POSTER FRAME TO PRESENT YOUR WORK
If DIY just isn’t your thing this option is for you. Grab a poster frame from a local craft or hobby store. You can find large poster board frames at Target and Walmart for under $25. All you need to do is open the frame and place your diamond embroidery behind the plastic.
Make sure you flip the insert around and put it behind your painting before you put the back on so that any exposed borders will be a solid color. Put the back on and you are ready to hang it up!
FIND FRAMES AT YOUR NEAREST THRIFT SHOP
You can find wonderful, second hand frames at thrift shops and antique stores for any size diamond painting and they are usually pretty unique! This is such a simple, beautiful way to show off your diamond painting.
HAVE YOUR PAINTING PROFESSIONALLY MOUNTED AND FRAMED
This option is by far the easiest because you don’t have to do anything but bring it to the pros! Unfortunately, it will cost you. You can hand pick your frame and matte from an large array of colors and wood designs. Many larger craft stores such as Michael’s offer this service. Be sure to look for any coupons or sales before you go to save a few bucks!
BUY A TRADITIONAL PICTURE / PHOTO FRAME
You can never go wrong with a standard photo frame. When it comes to quality and price, there is something for every budget and every personality.
Recommendation: Purchase a frame that is closest to the size of your painting. Simply cut the matte with a utility knife and a ruler. Be sure that you are cutting straight! Measure in three places (ends and middle) and mark before you cut.
Some Other Tips & Tricks
- Although all of our suggestions provide wall-to-wall framing for your painting, you can choose to fill in any blank space on the top, sides or bottom with tiny photos that are relevant to your painting.
- You can turn all options, especially the “do it yourself” ones into hanging frames by attaching a ribbon or rope to the frame.
- No matter which option you choose, including (and especially) store bought frames, ALWAYS glue the painting to the back of the frame to prevent slippage. Paint by diamonds paintings are extremely heavy and will start to fall inside the frame after a while if you do not do this.
- If you’re using foam or cardboard to mount your kit, consider using Velcro strips along the top and sides of the back to affix it to the wall.
We hope you love these ideas on how to display your diamond painting! Please drop a comment below if you have tried any of these ideas or have any other suggestions for our fellow painting by diamonds enthusiasts.