The process of diamond painting is very engaging and fun, but it is hard work. There are times that come when you want to give up or just get rid of the image of all those sparkling diamonds that have been burned in your mind. But you labor on, determined to get to that final result which compelled you to start diamond painting in the first place.

And once you complete that stunning piece of mosaic art, all you want to do is to protect it using sealants and most importantly, frame it up and show it to the world. It is only fair, after all, the labor and toil and frustration and happiness. So, to help you frame your work of hard work and concentration, we have clear, step-by-step instructions that direct you as to how you should frame your diamond painting.

Framed Diamond Painting

How to Frame a Diamond Painting

It is an amazing idea to use your finished diamond painting as a piece of decoration for your room, office or living room. The sparkle and color add more flair to a room.

There are different options you can consider while framing a diamond painting. You can simply opt for a good old wooden frame, which is a go-to for most people.

Frame your completed diamond painting

1. It is recommended that you measure the size of your diamond painting first. Simply choose a wooden frame that corresponds to the size of your canvas

Measure the Diamond Painting Canvas

2. If the frame is not assembled, follow these steps to fix up your frame:

  1. The ends of almost all frame sections are accurately mitered, which means they fit together tightly. Take two mitered frame section and fix them in a way that the mitered ends fit into each other perfectly, much like how you would fix a puzzle. 
  2. Spread the wood glue that comes with the packaging on each joint for fixing purposes.
  3. Carefully hold the ends of the frame sections together and apply slight pressure to make sure that the frame sections fit together.
  4. Repeat the process until the frame is fully assembled.
  5. Let the glue dry completely.
  6. To hold the entire frame together at once, use a metal clamp. The clamp fits around the entire frame. You can tighten the clamp from both directions to ensure that the frame is in place while you are waiting for the glue to dry.

      Assembling DIY Diamond Painting Frame

      Note: If you accidentally cause extra glue to squeeze out of the corners when you are applying pressure, do not panic. Clean it up using a damp rag to avoid sanding the wooden frame, otherwise, it will lack its luster.

      3. Diamond painting canvases have extra length on all four sides. It is recommended to trim the edges so that the canvas is a snug fit inside the frame and no lone parts peek out.

      4. After you have sealed the canvas and waited for it to dry completely, place the canvas inside the frame.

      5. In case you want to opt for an alternative method of framing, you can use the following ideas:

      1. Use decorative washi tapes to cover the edges of the canvas. Washi tape is useful as it gives a two-in-one purpose. Not only it will cover the edges to give a cute look to the canvas, but it will also stick the canvas to the wall or any other flat surface.

        Framing a Diamond Painting

        1. You can also DIY a frame for your diamond painting if you are feeling extra creative.

          Now that you have completed the final step in your journey of diamond painting, it is about time to present this work of art to the world.

          The process of diamond painting is very engaging and fun, but it is hard work. There are times that come when you want to give up or just get rid of the image of all those sparkling diamonds that have been burned in your mind. But you labor on, determined to get to that final result which compelled you to start diamond painting in the first place.

          And once you complete that stunning piece of mosaic art, all you want to do is to protect it using sealants and most importantly, frame it up and show it to the world. It is only fair, after all, the labor and toil and frustration and happiness. So, to help you frame your work of hard work and concentration, we have clear, step-by-step instructions that direct you as to how you should frame your diamond painting.

          Framed Diamond Painting

          How to Frame a Diamond Painting

          It is an amazing idea to use your finished diamond painting as a piece of decoration for your room, office or living room. The sparkle and color add more flair to a room.

          There are different options you can consider while framing a diamond painting. You can simply opt for a good old wooden frame, which is a go-to for most people.

          Frame your completed diamond painting

          1. It is recommended that you measure the size of your diamond painting first. Simply choose a wooden frame that corresponds to the size of your canvas

          Measure the Diamond Painting Canvas

          2. If the frame is not assembled, follow these steps to fix up your frame:

          1. The ends of almost all frame sections are accurately mitered, which means they fit together tightly. Take two mitered frame section and fix them in a way that the mitered ends fit into each other perfectly, much like how you would fix a puzzle. 
          2. Spread the wood glue that comes with the packaging on each joint for fixing purposes.
          3. Carefully hold the ends of the frame sections together and apply slight pressure to make sure that the frame sections fit together.
          4. Repeat the process until the frame is fully assembled.
          5. Let the glue dry completely.
          6. To hold the entire frame together at once, use a metal clamp. The clamp fits around the entire frame. You can tighten the clamp from both directions to ensure that the frame is in place while you are waiting for the glue to dry.

              Assembling DIY Diamond Painting Frame

              Note: If you accidentally cause extra glue to squeeze out of the corners when you are applying pressure, do not panic. Clean it up using a damp rag to avoid sanding the wooden frame, otherwise, it will lack its luster.

              3. Diamond painting canvases have extra length on all four sides. It is recommended to trim the edges so that the canvas is a snug fit inside the frame and no lone parts peek out.

              4. After you have sealed the canvas and waited for it to dry completely, place the canvas inside the frame.

              5. In case you want to opt for an alternative method of framing, you can use the following ideas:

              1. Use decorative washi tapes to cover the edges of the canvas. Washi tape is useful as it gives a two-in-one purpose. Not only it will cover the edges to give a cute look to the canvas, but it will also stick the canvas to the wall or any other flat surface.

                Framing a Diamond Painting

                1. You can also DIY a frame for your diamond painting if you are feeling extra creative.

                  Now that you have completed the final step in your journey of diamond painting, it is about time to present this work of art to the world.