How to Frame a Diamond Painting: A Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to frame a diamond painting! At Diamond Art World, we pride ourselves on providing you with the most detailed and accurate information. In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of framing your diamond painting masterpiece. With our expert tips and guidance, you'll be able to showcase your stunning artwork in a beautifully framed display.

1. Understanding Diamond Painting

Before we dive into the framing process, let's briefly touch on what diamond painting is. Diamond painting is a popular craft that involves placing colorful resin rhinestones, also known as diamonds, or drills onto a pre-printed canvas. These diamonds, when placed correctly, create a stunning mosaic-like artwork that sparkles and shines. Now, let's move on to the framing process.

diamond painting with round drills

2. Choosing the Right Frame

If you’re planning to have your diamond art framed, let us know in advance, so that we produce your canvas with a little more of the blank area around the main pic. That is going to be important to get enough space for the frame later.

The first step in framing your diamond painting is selecting the right frame. The frame you choose should complement your artwork and enhance its overall aesthetic appeal. Consider the following factors when choosing a frame:

  • Size: Measure the dimensions of your completed diamond painting to ensure you select a frame that fits perfectly.
  • Material: Opt for a frame made from high-quality materials such as wood or metal for durability and longevity.
  • Style: Choose a frame style that matches the theme or ambiance of the room where you plan to display your artwork.

3. Preparing Your Diamond Painting

Before framing your diamond painting, it's essential to prepare it properly. Follow these steps to ensure your artwork is in pristine condition:

  1. Lay your diamond painting flat on a clean and smooth surface.
  2. Gently roll a lint roller over the canvas to remove any dust or debris.
  3. Inspect the canvas for loose diamonds and secure them using diamond painting tools like the tweezers or a diamond painting applicator.

detail on diamond art

4. Mounting the Canvas

To begin the framing process, you'll need to mount your diamond painting onto a backing board. Here's how to do it:

  1. Place your diamond painting face down on a clean surface.
  2. Cut a piece of acid-free foam board or cardboard to match the size of your canvas.
  3. Apply double-sided adhesive tape along the edges of the foam board or cardboard.
  4. Carefully center your diamond painting on the board and press it down firmly to secure it in place.

5. Securing the Diamonds

To ensure that the diamonds remain intact and in their designated places, it's crucial to take the necessary precautions. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Apply a layer of diamond adhesive over the surface of the canvas, covering all the diamonds.
  2. Allow the adhesive to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  3. Gently press down on the diamonds to ensure they are firmly attached to the canvas.

6. Framing Techniques

Now that your diamond painting is securely mounted and the diamonds are in place let's explore some framing techniques to elevate the overall presentation:

Shadow Box Frame

A shadow box frame adds depth and dimension to your diamond painting. Follow these steps to frame your artwork using a shadow box frame:

  1. Remove the back panel of the shadow box frame.
  2. Place your mounted diamond painting inside the frame, ensuring it is centered.
  3. Carefully attach the back panel to secure your artwork in place.

Floating Frame

A floating frame creates a contemporary and sleek look. Here's how to achieve this framing style:

  1. Select a floating frame that fits the dimensions of your diamond painting.
  2. Remove the front glass panel from the frame.
  3. Gently place your diamond painting onto the frame's backing.
  4. Secure the diamond painting by reattaching the front glass panel.

7. Hanging and Displaying

Once your diamond painting is beautifully framed, it's time to hang and display it for all to admire. Follow these guidelines for a flawless display:

  1. Choose an appropriate location for your framed diamond painting, considering factors such as lighting and wall space.
  2. Measure and mark the desired placement on the wall.
  3. Use a level to ensure your painting hangs straight.
  4. Attach a wall hook or nail at the marked spot and hang your artwork securely.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to frame your diamond painting like a pro. By following our detailed guide, you can enhance the beauty of your artwork and create a stunning display that will captivate everyone who sees it. Remember to choose let us know before placing the order, or latest when placing an order, that you need to get it later framed. Don’t forget to choose then the right frame, prepare your diamond painting carefully, and follow the recommended framing techniques. Now, go ahead and showcase your masterpiece with pride!

At Diamond Art World, we're dedicated to providing you with valuable insights and practical tips for better diamond painting. Don't hesitate to check all of our blog posts for more information about diamond art.

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