Framing a t-shirt (on the cheap)

t-shirt frame

While perusing the local Michaels for something unrelated I came across some shadow boxes and thought that they might work to frame a special1 t-shirt that I’ve wanted to preserve in some way for awhile.

This is the 8×10 shadow box frame I got from Michaels, it goes for ~$14.00 but it was on sale for ~$9.00; either way it’s still inexpensive. Notice how tall the sides are – you will see the benefit of this later on.

t-shirt frame

A piece of foam core was cut to fit inside the frame:

t-shirt frame

The foam core was then placed inside the t-shirt and test fitted in the frame. Note that you may need to cut the foam core a little bit smaller to compensate for the t-shirt:

t-shirt frame

The high sides of the shadow box frame allow the rest of the shirt to be stuffed inside the frame:

t-shirt frame

Before the final fit a lit roller was used to remove any fuzzes from the t-shirt:

t-shirt frame

Gave the glass of the frame a good cleaning too:

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After the final stuffing the the back of the frame was put in place:

t-shirt frame

Final result:

t-shirt frame


Footnotes

  1. “Special” in the sense that it has some rather good memories attached to it. Not “special” as in I care for the band the shirt represents; not anymore anyway.

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