I got my diploma in the mail the other day (yay!) and I was looking for frames to put it in. The cheapest I found was $150 and they weren’t very cute so I found this gimmicky little frame with a tassel in the side on clearance at target and I broke into the side frame and took out their tassel and put in my own then mailed the back back on.
The opening of the frame was much larger than the diploma so I needed a mat, went to the art store and had a mat cut to fit the frame and diploma.
One thing I liked about the collegiate frames is that the bevel on the mat is gold. So I got some gold paint and painted the bevel.
I think it turned out really well. Much cuter than the other frames, matches my house better and only cost about $30. That 80% cheaper, awesome.
Looks pretty good on the wall too. 🙂