DIY Framed Canvas

How to frame an oversized canvas with barn wood, so easy! We made this Wall Art in less than 20 minutes. follow along With the Tutorial or watch our video to create this DIY Framed Canvas!

diy framed canvas

Canvas prints are such a classic style of print and having your favorite photograph printed on one can quickly add up, thanks to the framing process and cost. Never fear, we are here to help! Follow our tutorial step-by-step or watch the video below to see just how easy it is!

DIY Framed Canvas video

You can watch below or on our YouTube channel. 🙂

Materials needed for DIY Framed Canvas:

  • Canvas (store bought or freshly printed)
  • Staple Gun
  • Cordless Nail Gun 
  • 1 “x 2″ Pine Wood sized to your print, (my print is 30″ x 40”.)
  • 1″ x 1/4″ barn wood (or stained pine) sized to print.
  • Hardware to hang framed canvas


Instructions to make a framed canvas

Note: If you painted a canvas that is already assembled (stapled) or purchased one, then skip the first few steps and start at step 4.)

Step 1: Build frame to size of your print; simply brad nail (4) pieces of 1 “x 2” pine wood to form frame as pictured in video.

Step 2: Lay canvas print side down. Set frame on top.

Step 3: Fold over edges of one side of the canvas and secure with staple gun. Pull tight and staple adjacent side. Repeat with other 2 sides.

Step 4. Flip canvas over and build another frame! Measure sides of wrapped canvas and cut (4) pieces of wood according to size. Reference video for visual but you can see the wood butts up against the canvas nicely.

I absolutely love the dark barn wood edges against the white, it really make the canvas print stand out.

how to hang a diy framed canvas

We like this picture hanging kit because you can use a sawtooth hanger or the wire, depending on the weight of your canvas. This is lightweight enough that we simply added a sawtooth hanger in the middle.

diy framed canvas

I love this print from our friend Mark Mabry of Reflections of Christ titled Resurrection. I cherish having a nice photo of our Savior to display in my home. xoxo

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