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How to Put a Football Shirt in a Frame

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How to Put a Football Shirt in a Frame

Putting a football shirt in a frame is the perfect way to commemorate a classic kit that conjures incredible sporting memories. Fans often choose to frame shirts worn by a special player, or signed shirts bearing the autographs of a famous squad.

However, if you don’t already know how to mount a football shirt in a frame, it can be hard to know where to start. This can be done yourself, or you can use a professional framing service to help.

Keep reading to find out how to put a football shirt in a frame, courtesy of the retro football shirt specialists at TOFFS!

How to put a football shirt in a frame

There are two ways to go about football shirt framing. The first way is to do it yourself, but this can be difficult if you have never done it before. After all, if the shirt is particularly precious or valuable, you will want to make that it looks its best, with no risk of damage coming to it during the framing process.

As such, many fans choose to use a professional service instead.

Learning how to mount a football shirt in a frame may take some practice and this depends on how good you are with crafty tasks. Many people use glue, staples or tape to put a football shirt in a frame, which could damage the shirt if you are not careful - in these cases, it may be a better idea to seek the help of a professional.

Putting a football shirt in a frame yourself

If you do want to do it yourself, you should first:

  • Iron or steam the shirt, as this will make it look good in the frame
  • Find a frame large enough for the shirt, and one that will fit well on your wall

You can frame a football shirt in any way you want. You can keep the whole shirt outstretched, whilst others fold over the arms, depending on how much space they have, or if the shirt is autographed and you want to display all of the names.

To mount a football shirt in a frame, you should do the following:

  • Get a mountboard or backing board
  • You can use a mountboard or use a standard foam board, wood, cardboard, or any other material of your choosing
  • Try to maintain a gap between the football shirt and the glass, as failing to do so could result in moisture and mould over time
  • Cut the mount into the correct shape
  • Seal it between the glass of the frame

When is it better to get help with putting a football shirt in a frame?

It might be better to get help with putting a football shirt in a frame if you are worried about damaging the shirt. It can be hard to get the shirt looking pristine inside the frame and it may take a few tries. If the football shirt is not mounted properly, it may droop or fall loose over time.

You also need to make sure you have a gap between the glass and the shirt, or condensation and mould could build up. If you want a high-quality framed football shirt, it is usually better to get help. Some framing shops also have a range of frames available.

The cost of framing a football shirt will depend on what size frame you want, but it can be a cost-effective option, especially when taking into account that buying tools to frame the shirt yourself can be an expensive business in itself.

What football shirt should I frame?

Choosing which football shirt to frame is a personal choice. A framed piece allows the fan to display a particular shirt proudly and is a great reminder of a special occasion.

Some fans are lucky enough to have their favourite football shirt signed by a footballing idol or even an entire squad, which makes for a great display at home.

Retro football shirts are always a popular choice for framing, as they bring back memories of past eras and glorious moments - or perhaps they simply offer an iconic design that you want to remember. However, other fans choose to get shirts framed for much more personal reasons - for example, they may wish to frame the first football shirt they ever owned, or one they wore to a fantastic game.

If you’re looking for an old-school football shirt to bring back old memories and wear proudly as you make new ones out on the terraces, shop TOFFS’ range of retro football shirts. Perhaps you’ll find one that you’ll want to frame one day!

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