Do It Yourself Artistic Photo Mats

How to make a mat for picture frame

Do It Yourself Artistic Picture / Photo Mats

Have you ever have those moments where you understand that something you’ve been trying to find has been right before your face the whole time? That happened to me a few days ago after I was hit with the suggestion for this task!

As a self-confessed decoration addict, I’m constantly on the look-out for brand-new means to integrate areas, red stripes and also doodles right into my decoration. It indicates that I’m frequently producing brand-new prints to decorate my wall surfaces. However, it never struck me that I could cover the floor coverings that have my structures as well! Say hello to instantaneous pattern renovation!

It’s possibly a little bit bold also to call this a task since there’s just one action as well as simply two products on the products listing. However, that makes it my favorite type of job– incredibly simple as well as very inexpensive! For a great spin on your everyday wall-art, adhere to along below.


Picture Mat or Photo Mat (you could purchase these at any framework shop, yet I simply obtained my own with the structures I acquired).

Picture Frame.
Sharpies or any sharp pen with colors you want



Umm … begin to draw the deco you want? Yeah, it is that straightforward! Just choose a pattern that you feel comfy and start to hand-draw as well to start.


To my fellow nit-picker friends around, you’ll have to inspect your accuracy at the door– this task is about the hand-drawn appearance! The more abnormalities in your patterns, the much better.

I opted for natural dots and also red stripes. Both are simple to attract as well as offer themselves well to flaws, which is wonderful. Even if you pack up, it’ll still look excellent.


These mats most definitely function best with prints that are fundamental as well as traditional. I sense if you aim to match them with artwork that’s additionally obtained lots of pattern taking place, it could wind up being a little bit frustrating (and also this is originating from a woman that likes her clashing patterns!).


The obvious finest feature of these floor coverings is that it’s incredibly simple to develop your very own artwork to choose for them. Because you’ll be matching them with toned-down prints, you can simply do exactly what I did and also kind up a motivating quote or print out a basic form. Do-able in Word, Pages or another workplace program you carry hand.

If you’re not especially computer system savvy, I got you covered– you could utilize my own! Merely copy and print I made below as well as you’re ready to go.

For more artistic design and patterns and how to do it yourself, watch this video.

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