On the way home I went to the dollar store and got some poster board for my mattes. At home, I laid out my supplies.
existing matte from another frame
exacto knife or scissors
Start by opening your frame package. Remove the paper insert from the frame. This will be the size of the outside of your matte. Trace the paper onto the poster board and cut out.
I used an existing matte as a template for the center opening. Trace the inside rectangle and cut out. Remember to trace on the side that will be facing in. Don't want to see pencil lines on your finished side.
Put your new matte into the frame.
Put your print or photo into the frame. You've got yourself a cheap matte. Pretty clever huh?
I can't wait to fill all my frames with my DIY mattes. Have you tried this? The price of matted frames can be ridiculous don't you think?
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