This project takes me back to my High School days when we stretched our own canvases and framed them ourselves for school assignments. This is the absolutely cheapest way to frame a piece of art, without having to get a frame.
Get yourself a piece of screen molding at the hardware store. They are less than $3 for 8 feet.
They look like this from the front.
Get your unframed art.
Hold your trim up to your painting and draw a pencil mark on the underside.
I used a little hack saw to cut the trim. I cut the top, then the bottom so it didn’t break and snap into a rough edge.
I used these tiny nails.
They are tiny nails, so be careful not to hit your fingers. You can use a needle nose pliers to get started if it helps.
Nail the side down, then do the opposite side, and repeat for the top and bottom.
Match up the corners carefully. You can always sand them down if they overhang.
Here’s another one! I think they look great, they are light weight and you can stain or paint the trim before nailing it onto your art.