unique framinf ideas

Unique Framing Ideas

Another house, another IKEA print framed in the living room. The age of Pinterest and Instagram is inspiring people to get creative with what they’re hanging on the walls. We have some unique framing options for your next art project.

Dried flowers

Sometimes flowers are too good to throw away. Pressed flowers is a hobby among many, from gardeners to interior designers. They’re delicate and require a gentle hands when framing. Flower art is well-liked for its charm and the fresh touch it brings to empty spaces.

Dried flowers require a conservation board backing or a two-way glass frame. There are plenty of DIY sites on how to frame pressed flowers, but a Custom Framer will have more experience this area.

Magazine covers

Iconic and memorable are adjectives thrown around often with magazine covers. Editors and photographers will have selected Magazine issues framed in their offices. Everyday people can do the same when theming and decorating their own home.

Framed magazine covers are a wonderful gift for family and friends. You can give the fashionista of the family a famous Vogue cover, or National Geographic’s cover of The Afghan Girl to a science or history buff.

Wallpaper

Have you ever seen a pattern of wallpaper, liked it but thought “I can’t cover my entire wall with this.”? One option is to take several cuts and have them framed with a conservation board backing. This way you can still get your desired wallpaper (or more than one) without having to paste it on your wall.

Vintage ads

Companies still do it today and in the past, shop owners hung up poster ads everywhere for everything. The posters spruiked Vegemite, olive oil, cars, detergent and more. These ads are seen in vintage stores quite often. They’re are a great dose of nostalgia and add a “quirky” touch to wherever the owners hang them.

Postcards

Individuals pick them up from their travels or from the post office to make a wish list. Either way, postcards make a great collage to hang on the wall. Travellers combine postcards and pictures that show where they went and what they did. Though scrapbooking is enjoyable, some prefer to frame large maps and tack on postcards or photographs of their trips away.

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