Wood, Plastic, and Metal: What You Need to Know About Common Framing Materials

Choosing a frame can be complicated. Frames come in a huge variety of styles, materials, shapes, sizes, and colors, and finding the right combination can be daunting to say the least, particularly for inexperienced framers. But a good starting point is looking at the main picture framing materials: Wood, plastic, and metal. Wood Used in framing for thousands of years before the industrial era, the…

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Glass vs. Acrylic vs. Styrene: Which Glazing Is Best For Your Frame?

When making the decision to frame a photo or a piece of artwork, you understand that the image and the frame combine to form a single unit. While the frame itself is important, so is the material that will cover and protect the image. Also called a “glazing” material, Frame USA offers glass, acrylic, and styrene covers for custom frames. But which glaze is best…

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Girls Who Code — March Charity of the Month

March marks International Women’s month. As the Marketing Manager, I’m the one who chooses the charities that we support every month and the one who writes about them on the blog! I also am a woman, so I really only had one choice for the charity selection this month. One who supports girls. I didn’t want one that just supported girls, I wanted a charity…

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Turning Your Old T-Shirts Into Art

Guys, tell me you haven’t had the following dilemma: As the years have gone by, you’ve undoubtedly amassed quite the collection of t-shirts that, by this point, you’ve totally outgrown (be it in terms of size or, in the case of your old concert and Greek life shirts from college, maturity) yet you simply can’t bear to part with. You love the memories that your…

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5 DIY Improvement Projects You Can Do While Stuck at Home

With the pandemic still devastating people across the planet and the social distancing orders, most of us are still stuck at home. And the more time you spend indoors, the more likely you are to discover some things that can help improve your space. By now, you must have noticed some imperfections and also thought of creative improvement that can upgrade your home. And since…

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Making a Frame That Is Uniquely “You”

Here at Frame USA, we believe in the magical ability that even the most basic frame has to elevate an image and really make it pop. Truly, any framed picture represents something greater than the sum of its parts. But what do you do when you have a photo or a piece of artwork that is so special and personal that a run-of-the-mill frame won’t…

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association — February Charity of the Month

There is nothing more magical than deciding to create a family with someone you love. For many couples, days this magic is followed by days, months, or even years of pain and suffering. About 1-2% of couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss. For one couple, loss after loss prompted a decision to make a difference. This is the story of Megan Hanson and Ben Burnham. About…

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Shadow Boxes: The Perfect Indoor Hobby

Here in 2021, it is no secret that during these days of quarantine and social distancing, many people have turned to interior decorating projects and other indoor hobbies to pass the time and maintain their mental health. If there is one type of frame that fulfills all of these needs, it is the humble shadow box. Simple yet versatile, the shadow box offers much more…

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FillTheTruck.Org, A Charity Initiative Close To Home.

Every month we choose a different charity organization for our retail store and online website to host. Proceeds from all the orders placed on frameusa.com get donated at the end of the month. As Covid-19 continued to be a raging influence in everyone’s lives we were concerned for our annual charity initiative in December. Ever since FillTheTruck.org was started back in 2010 by Frame USA’s…

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Freestore Foodbank — November Charity of the Month

We’re one holiday into the holiday trifecta. The next one, Thanksgiving, is the one where a magical thing happens. People start to realize the gifts they have been given, as well as, realizing that there are many people who haven’t been so lucky. While our charity of the month selection is one that is around all year we wanted to help them provide a little…

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The Live Like Maya Foundation — October Charity of the Month

The death of anyone is hard, but the death of a child is on a whole new level. Their little life cut short unable to experience those milestones that any adult have already experienced. The loss of this particular child prompted The Collins to honor her bright and sassy spirit in the best way possible; by creating a foundation that could potentially end pediatric cancer.…

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