Professionally framing photos is expensive but there is a cheaper way to get the professional look using mat/mount board and a off the shelf frame.

Process
Cut mat board to size using a guillotine to fit inside frame, then use a mat cutter to cut the border around photo. Add mat/mount board and photo to frame.

Cut mat/mount board to size | Credit: Framing4Yourself

Cut mat/mount board to size | Credit: Framing4Yourself

Mat/mount board cut to size

Mat/mount board cut to size

Frame, mat/mount board and photo

Frame, mat/mount board and photo

Add mat/mount board to frame

Add mat/mount board to frame

And then add the photo

And then add the photo

Close the frame

Close the frame

You now have a photo

You now have a photo

That looks like it was professionally framed

That looks like it was professionally framed

Materials and Equipment Needed
Mat / mount board
Mat cutter
Guillotine
Off the shelf photo frames

Mat board

Mat or mount board is flat piece of paper-based material used in picture framing, which serves as decoration and to separate the art from the glass. Putting…

Mat cutter

A mat cutter or mat board cutter is used to cut mat board (at an angle) before inserting it into the (photo / painting) frame.

Mat cutter | Credit: Blick

Mat cutter | Credit: Blick

 


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