How to frame a match worn jersey?

Pavle

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Today I had probably had one of the best days ever.

After a match that our local team played, my girlfriend somehow managed to arrange me to meet with our team captain.

It was an absolute dream come true for me. Our amazing captain give me his match worn jersey.

So does anyone here have any experience in framing jerseys?

I would really like to frame it myself and avoid paying tons of money to people to provide this sort of service.

So has anyone ever done something like that? Do you have any tips? Come on guys I'm hoping someone can help me on this one since I never done this sort of thing before. Even if you haven't done it yourself, maybe you heard or read somewhere, please share links or just ideas.

And yes I have the best girlfriend on the planet :)
 

dantzig

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Where's my credit? Need I remind you that this was the only RN match I wished you luck?

One correction though: best girlfriend of the planet would also frame the jersey :p

Anyway, this day must have really worn you out, because your too lazy to just google "frame jersey", which has tons of articles and video tutorials!



**points finger** Don't you dare to be more lazy than I am!
 

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Special thanks to my Portuguese friend Carlos, who I am sure had some sort of an influence on the universe for this to happen! :)
One correction though: best girlfriend of the planet would also frame the jersey :p
Hahaha, I agree, but even with this I am over the moon!

And I am not to lazy to Google, but all those DIY tutorials present to you how to frame a jersey in a already bought box for framing! Ridiculous!
Tutorials go like this : You buy this 200$ frame and use pins to put a jersey in it! Ah come on! I want a complete cheap DIY solution rather than these crap they show!

If someone had similar experience with framing a jersey please let me know. I really need some basic tips on this one.
 

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Yes, never doubt the power of the universe... And in your case, the power of loooooove!

Frames are expensive, but only those who require handwork... My mother likes to paint and she frames many of her pictures, which require a professional doing it... That is expensive. Now buying just one of those frames shouldn't be so expensive, I'm checking some in a nearby store website and they're not more than 50€ (size is about 60x80, which is enough, isn't it?).

Suggestion: grab a hammer, some nails, find a nice space in your wall and then bam! Shirt in the wall :) Of course, glue some nice frame around it ;)
 

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Thanks for the tip Carlos. I will certainly explore a bit more. I would like to create a tiny shadow box and put jersey in it. Also put some photos of player and me and than put glass over it.
Now, I would also like to put something against moths and moisture, like those bags companies put in shoes to prevent moisture. Of course, I really cant afford a true acrylic museum glass, so I will go with most usual one.
I am not in a rush, but I really got excited to collect few more jerseys and frame them. They are beautiful display piece if done right way.
 

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Tip? Please, don't even consider my tips! :p

Have you searched nearby in hardware stores? Near me I have Leroy Merlin, which is huge (that's where I got my reference prices)... And you can always ask for tips from the employees, about what you should buy to DIY... If you have time to spend with that, I'm sure it won't cost you too much... Usually, in that business, the manpower is what cost more, not the materials itself.
 

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After some research the way of framing I liked the most is similar to this one.

Except I would put the jerseys back and do it smaller to save some money on framing and glass :)
 

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