Learn how to frame diamond art! This is an easy DIY craft tutorial idea on how to frame diamond art and display it as home decor.
Did you see my post yesterday, How to Make Diamond Art with Diamond Art Club? I am obsessed with Diamond art and now that I have finished this one, I am so excited to get started on my next one! Make sure to click through to the post if you want more information.
Today I am going to show you how to frame finished Diamond Art. I am going to use an art Canvas and wrap the edges so you can see the diamonds on the side of the canvas too!
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.
- Finished Diamond Art from Diamond Art Club
- Self Healing Cutting Mat
- Cutting Ruler
- Craft Knife
- Staple Gun with Staples
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How to Frame Diamond Art
Before you purchase your canvas, you will want to measure and know the finished size of your diamond art. The canvas you choose should be smaller than the finished art. That way you can wrap the edges around the canvas and still have those sparkling diamonds on the side of the canvas.
Prep the Canvas and Diamond Art
As a heads up, I am not measuring anything. If you would like to measure so you get it perfectly centered you totally can!
To begin, cover the canvas with glue. You do not want a fast drying glue because you want to be able to move the diamond art around before it dries completely.
Carefully lay the diamond art over the top of the canvas and eyeball center.
Work quickly, and while the glue is still wet press the edges of the diamond art down over the edges of the canvas and slide the art until it is right where you want it.
Once the art is right where you want it, use the brayer to push the art into the glue and canvas. Turn over and brayer the backside as well.
Place the diamond canvas upside down on a cutting mat. Trim the edges of the diamond art so they stick out about 2 inches from the edge of the canvas.
Next, we want to prep the corners for wrapping around the canvas.
Line the ruler against the canvas and with a craft knife cut from the edge of the canvas to the outer edge of the diamond art. Do this against each side of the canvas and then remove the rectangle out of each corner. Do this on all four corners.
To wrap, tightly pull up the edges of the diamond art around the canvas.
Make sure the staples are going through the wood frame of the canvas, not the canvas itself and put five staples on each side. I started with the middle, then each end then the two center sections.
Then, turn the piece over and see your finished work of art!
I absolutely LOVE how it looks!
You can see how well the corners wrapped around the canvas as well as the sides!
I think I definitely need to make more Diamond Art!
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