How to Frame a Movie Poster

by Anya Meave
Select a picture frame that matches the movie poster.

Select a picture frame that matches the movie poster.

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Movie posters contain illustrations that reflect the movie's theme, characters or setting, making a movie poster just as memorable as the film itself. The photographs or drawings that embellish a movie poster are interesting enough to be displayed in a home or office for others to view. Frame a movie poster at home using acid-free foam board and a picture frame. Set the movie poster in an area of the home that complements theme.

Items you will need

  • 1/4-inch thick archival foam board
  • Bath towel
  • Picture frame
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Acid-free spray glue
Step 1

Lay the bath towel flat on a table or counter, and set the picture frame over the bath towel face down. Remove the back of the frame and dust the inner surface of the glass using a dry microfiber cloth. Clean without the use of water or chemical solutions to prevent damaging the poster's surface.

Step 2

Insert the movie poster into the picture frame with the movie illustration face down over the glass. Run both hands over the back surface of the poster to remove folds. Lay the archival foam board over the back of the movie poster to keep the movie poster flat inside the picture frame.Commonly used for mounting photographs, archival foam board is acid free and prolongs the life of the movie poster's paper.

Step 3

Mount the movie poster to the archival foam board before framing if desired. Lay the movie poster over sheets of newspaper, back side up, and apply the spray glue to the back surface of the movie poster in a sweeping motion. Lift the movie poster up from the upper right hand corner, and flip the movie poster around.

Step 4

Match the top corners of the poster to the top corners of the foam board, and carefully paste the movie poster over the surface of the foam board. Run your hands over the surface of the poster after pasting to remove air bubbles.

Step 5

Allow the adhesive to dry for 10 minutes. Then set the mounted poster into the picture frame face down. Set the back cover of the picture frame back on after inserting the movie poster into the picture frame.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the spray glue in a well ventilated area of the home.
  • Wear a dust mask when using the spray glue to prevent inhaling the fumes.

Photo Credits

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