How to Frame a Puzzle
After completing a puzzle, many people like to frame their hard work for display. There are many ways to do this. Take a look below at a few ways to frame your masterpiece.
Transport Your Puzzle to a Local Craft Store or Framer
Before taking your jigsaw puzzle off the kitchen table, make sure that it is glued first. If you aren't sure how to glue your puzzle you can follow the instructions on our article here. After your masterpiece has successfully been glued, sandwich the puzzle between two pieces of cardboard or use one of our many storage options available here. Make sure it stays covered during transport to avoid any damage to the image. Once you've gotten to the store, the framing department can put the puzzle into the frame for you. The last step is to hang it on the wall for everyone to see!
Frame Your Jigsaw Puzzle Yourself
Before actually framing your masterpiece, we recommend dry-mounting (adhered to a thick piece of sturdy foam board) to preserve the puzzle seamlessly and ensure that no pieces fall out. Depending on the size, this could cost up to $15 at your local craft store. After creating a sturdy back for the puzzle, you can find the frame that fits the size of your masterpiece and display it on your wall.
Ideally, puzzles should be covered with glass or a transparent plastic sheet inside of the frame. The covering will protect the puzzle from not only fingerprints, but scratches as well. The covering will help secure the puzzle from collapsing or bowing within the frame as well as keep the puzzle colors looking vibrant for years without fading.
Finding the best puzzle frame can be difficult, but Puzzle Warehouse has made it easy for you. We sell several puzzle frames made specifically for 500 and 1000 piece puzzles. Once the puzzle is framed, it will look great and last a long time so you can show your friends what you have accomplished!
After framing your favorite jigsaw puzzle, share it with us (and the world!) by posting it on social media. Tag us @PuzzleWarehouse and use the hashtag #PuzzleWarehousePuzzle so we can congratulate you on your accomplishment!