diy canvas frames

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So you want to decorate your home with custom handmade canvas art – now what? You need a beautiful DIY canvas frame. Use these ideas.

Good job on making that wonderful canvas art for your wall decor. Or perhaps you’re still making one, but you need a frame nonetheless. There are more reasons to DIY one than to buy, and we can tell you that. Not only it’s a fun home project, and you save a lot, but a handmade frame is unique and makes your canvas art even better.

There are many styles to consider, but it gets down to what your art and wall decor needs. A basic canvas frame is not difficult to make. But you have to decide what style you want and choose the appropriate frame design. We have you covered with a bunch of creative ideas below.


DIY Custom Frame for Canvas Art

This is a simple idea to create a frame in an art gallery style (with whitespace around the canvas). It will work great to make any art look good. Follow the article for the entire plans.


Mount Cross Stitch

Here’s how to mount cross stitch onto a canvas. It’s a simple process broken down into seven steps, and it’s ideal if you want to display your cross stitch art. Follow this website to see the entire plans and instructions.

Timber Frame

One of the best materials for the canvas frame is simple timber. It’s not a difficult project either. You don’t need a fancy finish to have a working frame too. Check out this website to find out how to do it.


Fit Any Size

The problem with store-bought frames is that you can hardly find the perfect fit for your canvas art. So here’s how to make one yourself and fit any size you need. See the tutorial for the complete guidance.

Burlap Canvas Frame

If you want a creative way to display art, here’s an idea to do it using a mini burlap canvas. See this website to see the full details and instructions.


DIY Wood Frame

This clean and simple design for a wooden frame uses 1×2 lumber. It features a nice wood finish too. Check out the article for the complete details and instructions.

Canvas Stretcher

Make a 10-minute piece of art by stretching and stapling beautiful fabric onto a stretcher frame. See the article to see the entire guidance and instructions.


DIY Framed Canvas

Another great option to build a frame from 1×2 pine. The natural wood look is lovely and trendy. Read the link for the full guidance and instructions.

Reverse Canvas

Learn how to make a reverse canvas to create inexpensive framed art easily. Just deconstruct a basic wrapped canvas and reuse its own frame. See the tutorial to see the entire plans.


Frame a Canvas without Powertools

Get the polish, finished look of a framed canvas without power tools for a gallery wall or picture collage. See the tutorial to see the complete plans and instructions.

Rustic Wood

This frame finish looks stylishly rustic, and it’s easy to make. See the link to get the complete details.


One Hour Project

Update simple canvas art by adding a DIY frame for a budget-friendly makeover project in an hour. Check out the tutorial to find out how it’s done.

Reverse Canvas Chalkboard

This reverse canvas chalkboard can be used for so many things. Read the link to see how it’s done.


Plywood Canvas with Stained Picture Frame

Learn how to build a painted plywood canvas with an attached stained wood picture frame in this step-by-step tutorial. Check out the link to see how to do it.

Barnwood Frame

Build this DIY canvas barnwood frame for a simple project from DIY Pete. Check out the link to see the entire plans and instructions.

DIY Large Stretched Canvas

How big a canvas do you have? This project will show you how to frame your oversize art. Check out the link to get the entire guidance.

Framed Photo

And here’s how to frame any photo in a beautiful wooden frame. Follow the article to see the full guidance.

Wood Lattice

Wood lattice is a great material for a canvas stretcher frame. Here’s how to select it and build the project. See the article to get the entire plans.

Angled Wood

DIY Angled Wood Canvas Frame

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Looking for something unique and special? This angled wood frame is an art by itself. It is a bit more involved project, but you can do it. See the article for the complete plans and instructions.


Using a Drop Cloth

Large art pieces can be super expensive, but not if you build it yourself. Build a giant DIY canvas frame using a drop cloth. Check out the article to find out how it’s done.

Large Art

Learn how to make large DIY framed canvas art to fill a big open wall in your home. See the article to find out how it’s done.


DIY Canvas Frame

Create a from-scratch, extra-large, perfectly fitting wooden frame. See this website to see how it’s done.

Easy Frame

Frame your art for cheap with this Easy DIY Canvas Frame tutorial – no power tools needed. Learn how to make a frame for canvas art. Check out the link to learn how it’s done.


Floating Frame

Create this floating canvas frame look the easy way. See the link to get the full details.

Pine Board

This tutorial shows you how to make a quick and easy DIY frame for canvas art using pine board. See the link to see how to do it.


Painted Frame

There’s nothing like a little paint to create a decor piece of your own. This wooden frame looks professional and complete. Read this website to learn how to do it.

Canvas Art for Cheap

This easy DIY tutorial will teach you how to frame a canvas for cheap, making a huge piece of $22 art look like it’s worth much more. Check out this website to learn how it’s done.


Canvas Float Frame

What an excellent way to make your canvas float frame for a simple project idea. Read this website to learn how to do it.