OMG! You guys!!! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to inform you all of the recent experience I had at Hobby Lobby and the new products I was introduced to!!! I seriously had NO idea you could build your own CUSTOM photo frame in any size you want AND that hobby Lobby will cut your mat for you WHATEVER SIZE you want as well!!?? How did I NOT know this?!!
It all started when I had a large print (18 X 24) And I was having the hardest time finding a simple frame for it. I just wanted a really thin black frame and I couldn’t find one that large anywhere! So then I asked an associate at Hobby Lobby if she knew of anything and she pointed me to the custom DIY frames where she said I could pretty much make it whatever size I wanted I just had to choose from what they had. SAY WAA??!! After I looked at their VERY large selection of numerous sized black metal ledges, I finally decided on 30 inch sides with 22 inch top and bottom to make room for a large mat. I put them in my cart and then asked the girl where I could find large mats. She said “Oh, just go choose your mat and we can cut it right here for you, any size you want.” What?!!!! Ok, so away I went to choose my mat. After I chose the color I wanted I told her the size print I had and she helped me put together one of the frames and then measured everything out to show me how it would look. The cut for the mat inside and outside was $20 which I thought was a little pricey but it was WAY cheaper than getting it professionally framed, so I went for it!
I brought everything home, snapped the ledges together with the bag of goodies that come with it, put the mat board in, taped the picture to the mat and VOILA!!!! For about $35 I had put together to beautiful LARGE custom frame!!! And it was SO easy!!! Below is the product list and a time lapsed video. ENJOY!!!