This artwork frame was made to hold watercolor paintings that my children create. I wanted something similar to the (very difficult to get and expensive) beautiful traditional Waldorf artwork frames. I purchased the frame unfinished and added a backing so that artwork can be easily slid in and out to rotate each child's paintings.
The unfinished frames were found in the crafts/unfinished wood area of Walmart. First a coat of light stain was added to the wood and after it dried beeswax polish was rubbed over the frame. Hanging hardware was attached for hanging.
For the backing, I cut cardboard and using a staple gun, I stapled the cardboard onto the back of the frame. Depending on the painting's size some required trimming and then easily slid into the back of the frame.
The frames look nice in a play area where we can all admire the watercolor paintings that my children enjoy making so much.
And when we are ready for a change they can be easily changed out and still saved of course for projects and crafts!