Michaels Frames

Decorating your home or office with framed art, photos, diplomas, and memorabilia can really enhance your space. But finding quality framing on a budget can be tricky. That’s where Michaels wide selection of frames comes in. With various styles and price points to choose from, you’re sure to find frames to fit any decor and budget.

In this article, we’ll review four of Michaels’ most popular and top-rated framing options. We’ll cover the key features, specs, pros and cons of each frame type. We’ll also provide tips on how to choose the right frames for your needs and answer some frequently asked questions. Let’s get started framing!

Michaels Gallery Series Black Floating Picture Frame

One of Michaels bestselling and most versatile frames is their Gallery Series Black Floating Picture Frame line. Available in a range of standard photo sizes from 5″x7″ to 16″x20″, these clean-lined black frames create a contemporary floating effect that works in any room.

Product Details:

  • Available sizes: 5″x7″, 8″x10″, 11″x14″, 16″x20″
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Material: Polystyrene
  • Depth: 1 3/4″


  • Floating picture effect with acrylic pane over image
  • Black polystyrene frame with 45 degree beveled edge
  • Ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back
  • Distinct modern style fits any decor

Main Parameters:

  • Frame dimensions match standard photo print sizes
  • Lightweight but durable polystyrene plastic construction
  • 1/8″ thick acrylic pane over image area
  • Designed for easy wall mounting


  • Great modern aesthetic at affordable prices
  • Range of sizes for various photos and art
  • Durable polystyrene won’t bend or warp
  • Versatile floating effect fits variety of decors
  • Ready to hang out of the box


  • acrylic prone to scratching over time
  • Limited color selection with only black frames
  • Basic plastic construction less impressive for fine art

With their clean modern look, affordable prices starting at $9.99, and versatile styling, the Michaels Gallery Black Floating Frames are a great option for showcasing prints, photos, certificates, and documents. They are available in-store and online at michaels.com.

Michaels Wellington Black Photo Frames with Mat

For a classic framed look with matboard accent, the Michaels Wellington Black Photo Frames are a bestseller. With profiled inner beveling and coordinating mats, these frames add a polished touch to cherished photos.

Product Details:

  • Available sizes: 5”x7”, 8”x10”, 11”x14”, 16”x20”
  • Finish: Smooth black
  • Material: Polystyrene
  • Depth: 1 3⁄4”


  • Flat black polystyrene frame with polished profile bevel
  • Neutral white single mat included
  • Ready to hang with D-ring brackets
  • Timeless aesthetic complements traditional decor

Main Parameters:

  • Profile bevel design with coordinating white mat
  • Lightweight and durable polystyrene frame
  • Designed for easy wall mounting
  • 1/8” thick acrylic pane protects image


  • Elegant matted framing for cherished photos
  • Quality polystyrene won’t bend or warp over time
  • Range of popular sizes and affordable prices
  • Neutral style fits variety of decors
  • Ready to hang out of the box


  • acrylic prone to scratching over time
  • Basic polystyrene less substantial than wood or metal
  • Limited color/size options
  • Mat color may not suit image tone

With their classic style, durable polystyrene construction, and budget-friendly prices from $12.99, the Wellington Black Photo Frames add a touch of refinement while protecting your important photos and prints. Find them online or in your local Michaels store.

Michaels Studio Décor Belmont Black Collage Picture Frame

Add a modern photo collage with the Michaels Belmont Black Collage Picture Frame. With its black wood finish and unique staggered frame layout, the Belmont Frame lets you easily showcase multiple photos, prints, or mix in some of your favorite art.

Product Details:

  • Overall size: 24” x 36”
  • Holds nine 5”x7” prints
  • Finish: Black wood grain
  • Material: Engineered wood
  • Depth: 1 1⁄2”

Key Features:

  • Black faux wood angled frame with staggered openings
  • Holds nine 5”x7” prints or photos
  • Acrylic glazing over each image
  • Ready to hang horizontally or vertically

Main Parameters:

  • Retro multi-opening design
  • Durable engineered wood with black grain finish
  • 1/8” thick acrylic panes protect images
  • Equipped with D-ring hanger for wall mounting


  • Unique aesthetic for collage wall art
  • Real wood look at a budget price point
  • Lots of flexibility in arranging photos and art
  • acrylic panes prevent dust buildup
  • Can be hung vertically or horizontally


  • acrylic prone to scratching over time
  • Limited size/color options
  • Significant wall space required
  • Care required in print placement

For budget-friendly collage wall art with a trendy retro vibe, the Michaels Belmont Black Collage Picture Frame is a great find at just $59.99. Mix up your favorite snapshots, art prints, concert stubs, and more. Find it online or at your local Michaels store.

Michaels Artistry Collection Silver Gallery Frame

For showstopping gallery-style presentation of fine art and prints, the Michaels Artistry Collection Silver Gallery Frame brings an ornate artist studio aesthetic. The distressed silver finish and prominent lip frame your art like a masterpiece.

Product Details:

  • Available Sizes: 12”x16”, 16”x20”, 18”x24”, 24”x30”
  • Finish: Distressed silver
  • Material: Polystyrene composite
  • Depth: 2 1⁄4”


  • Ornate lip frame design with distressed silver finish
  • Polystyrene composite construction
  • 1/8” thick acrylic pane over image
  • Equipped with D-ring hanger for wall mounting

Main Parameters:

  • Deep ornate lip frame with silver distressing
  • Lightweight yet durable polystyrene build
  • Designed for easy wall hanging
  • 1/8” acrylic protects image without glare


  • Gorgeous gallery
  • Real wood appearance at fraction of cost
  • Large sizes accommodate substantial art
  • Acrylic prevents dust buildup and fading


  • Expensive compared to basic frames
  • Heavy large sizes difficult to hang alone
  • acrylic prone to scratching over time
  • Limited size and color options

For museum-worthy presentation of prints and photos, the Artistry Silver Gallery Frame brings ornate studio style to your home decor starting at $169.99. Available exclusively at your local Michaels store or michaels.com.

How to Choose the Right Frames from Michaels

With Michaels’ wide selection of quality frames at affordable prices, how do you choose the right option for your specific needs? Here are some tips for choosing the perfect Michaels frames for any project:

Consider size – Measure your art, photo, print, or document size and match to a frame specifically sized for a perfect fit. Michaels offers all common standard sizes.

Assess color/finish – Match frame color and finish to your existing decor. Dark wood or black frames tend to be versatile. Distressed metals or grays create an edgy or industrial vibe.

Evaluate material strength – For large or heavy items, opt for solid wood or composite vs. acrylic which can bend. Metal frames like steel or aluminum provide greatest strength.

Factor in extras – Many Michaels frames like Wellington or Silver Gallery come with backing boards, hanging hardware, and protective acrylic panes to simplify framing.

Mind your budget – Michaels offers framing options at every price point. But spending a bit more on solid wood or quality composite frames can give a lasting high-end finished look.

Consider matting – Matting can accentuate important photos/art while also allowing you to buy one standard frame size for various media.

Assess durability – For framing items susceptible to sun damage like needlepoint or heirloom documents, opt for ultraviolet protected acrylic glazing.

Matching existing decor style – Floating modern frames or silver distressed gallery styles instantly create certain aesthetics.

Think about wall space – Oversized statement frames can anchor more generous wall areas while clustered floating frames fill smaller groupings.

Mix media – Collage frames allow mixing photos, ticket stubs, fabrics, dried flowers, and more for eclectic art walls.

By taking these factors into account, you’re sure to find picture perfect frames for any piece of art, memorabilia, poster, print, or photo at Michaels. Their unmatched selection gives you plenty of stylish and affordable options to frame and showcase your stuff.

Michaels Framing FAQs

Still have some questions about selecting and using frames from Michaels? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Michaels framing:

How much does framing cost at Michaels?

Michaels offers frames across all budgets. Small basic frames start at $3.99 with most sizes under $50. Larger premium frames with more detailing and materials run $150-$300. Take advantage of sales and coupons for the best deals.

What items can be framed?

Michaels frames accommodate everything from standard photos, prints, posters and documents to unique items like jerseys, wedding bouquets, quilts, specialty memorabilia, and 3D objects with deep box frames.

Does Michaels provide professional custom framing?

Yes, you can get custom pro-grade framing done onsite at any Michaels location. Bring your item into your local store and their experienced framing specialists can build a customized archival framed presentation.

Do Michaels frames come with backing boards?

Many do. Basic Gallery series frames include removable acid-free black paper backing boards. More advanced frames often include higher quality rising archival rag boards.

What types of glazing materials are used?

Basic frames use acrylic panes which are light and affordable but prone to scratching. More costly options use anti-glare glass or museum glass for protection with truer color fidelity. Non-glare and UV options are also available.

Can Michaels frames be hung vertically or horizontally?

Yes, most Michaels frames come equipped with D-ring hanging hardware that allows for vertical or horizontal wall mounting. Larger frames usually include more than one hanger for proper balance and support.

How are Michaels frames constructed?

Basic frames use polystyrene or acrylic. Mid-range options like Wellington or Belmont use a polystyrene composite with enhanced wood grain. Top framed use real wood, durable metal, or molded resin.

Are some frames protected from UV light?

Yes, Michaels carries select frames using UV protected conservation glass or acrylic glazing. These help prevent light damage to fragile items like textiles or documents.

What are Michaels frame return policies?

Unframed products can be returned for any reason within 60 days. Custom framed items can be returned within 7 days if not damaged.

Does Michaels offer price matching?

Michaels offers everyday competitive pricing and runs frequent sales. In the event a competitor has a lower price, they will match any valid local competitor’s printed ad price on an identical item.

Whether you are looking for simple modern photo frames, ornate gallery-style frames, or getting professional custom framing, Michaels has all your framing needs covered. With a huge in-store selection, convenient online ordering, and knowledgeable framing experts, Michaels takes the headache out of finding the perfect affordable frames to showcase your cherished belongings.

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