Sports are a vital foundation in life for many people. It can be used as a way to take your mind off of things or remind you of the past. Whether you are a die-hard sports fanatic or just simply an admirer, a question we get often is how to frame sports memorabilia. If you have a special jersey or piece of equipment that you want to display and are unsure how, look no further! We’re here to bring you tips on how to frame sports memorabilia.
Decide What You’re Framing
First things first – decide what you’ll be framing and what kind of frame you’ll use. Are you framing a ball or racket? You will want to lean towards having items like these displayed in a shadow box. A shadow box is a transparent, protective case that works perfectly for sports memorabilia. By using a shadow box, it ensures your favorite keepsake will be protected. Plus, you can have it displayed hanging or standing alone.
Sizing and Dimensions
We know you may be concerned about sizing and dimensions. If you are going the DIY route with your sports memorabilia project, you can find standard frames and shadow boxes at your local crafts store. By doing this, you will definitely be preserving your items, however going with a custom frame can extend the quality by a lot. Simple selections such as UV protective glass and archival matting can preserve your souvenirs for many years.
We know that sports memorabilia is much more than sports – it’s a piece of art and history that is special to you. Just like art, collecting and displaying sports memorabilia is a hobby and should be displayed in the best possible format. We understand the importance of properly preserving and displaying your souvenir in a custom frame or box.
Finding the right display for your sports memorabilia and perfectly presenting it can be overwhelming. Should you display each item alone or combine them into one? At Art Design Resources, we are here to collaborate and make your visions come to life. We encourage all potential clients to take a look at our previous work to get a good look at the scope of what we do. A great example on how to frame sports memorabilia would be one of our favorite projects – the San Francisco 49er’s Stadium. Yes, we’re talking about those San Francisco 49ers.
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