When you think about custom framing you probably only think about photos. But photos aren’t the only thing you can custom frame. If you get creative, you can put a frame around just about anything.
Here are seven things you probably never thought to custom frame.
If you have a special place that you love, locate it on a map and frame it. You can cut the map into squares or various sizes and use different frames to give the map a more artistic look.
Not sure what places you’d want to frame? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Your first home
- Your childhood home
- Your spouse’s childhood home
- Your honeymoon destination
- A place you've always wanted to visit
- A favorite vacation spot or once-in-a-lifetime trip
- The lake where your cabin is located
- Your wedding venue
- The hospital where your child was born
- Your parent's hometown
Handkerchiefs or Scarves
Scarves and handkerchiefs are beautiful, especially if they are handmade. You can create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork by laying them flat in a custom frame. This is a great way to preserve family heirlooms.
Quilts are great for warming up on the couch or when used as a bed comforter, but if you put them in a custom frame, they become art everyone can enjoy. Most quilts have sentimental value, either they were made by a family member, or given to you on a special occasion, like your wedding day.
Make a special handmade tag to display on the front of the quilt that lets viewers know who made it and when you received it.
Military or Sports Medals
Whether you put your military medals or your child’s sports medals in a frame, it’s a great way to commemorate achievements. You can also frame an old military uniform worn by a family member. The possibilities are endless.
If you or someone you know is good at calligraphy or hand-lettering (faux calligraphy), you can create a custom framed piece of art with your favorite quote or saying. You can also commemorate a special occasion like a marriage or the birth of a child by hand-lettering names and dates that you'll frame.
Your wedding dress is one of those things you only wear once. Instead of just hanging it in your closet in a garment back, why not display it? Putting your wedding gown in a custom frame is a great way to preserve the dress and the memories. You can also frame your wedding bouquet or shoes!
Take things a step further and frame your mother’s wedding dress if you have access to it. Put both dresses next to each other on a wall to create a generational piece of art. You can add a picture of both of you on your wedding day or individual pictures of each of you on your respective wedding days.
Framed Baby Clothes
While we’re on the topic of framing clothes, why not preserve your child’s first baby clothes? You could frame your daughter’s first dress or your son’s first onesie. You could also frame baby shoes, a baby pacifier, or a favorite toy to create a piece of art that could double as an heirloom.
There are a number of things you can put in a frame or mount on a wall like board games, chess boards, antique spoon collections, button collections, and just about anything else. You’re only limited by your imagination and creativity. So, let your imagination run wild!