How To Choose The Perfect Frame For Your Jigsaw Puzzle

Not sure what you need to know about puzzle frames? We're here to help!

10 months ago   •   2 min read

By Mia

Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is an enjoyable activity that can provide hours of entertainment. But, what happens when you finish? To protect your masterpiece and preserve it for years to come, you’ll need the right jigsaw puzzle frame.

How do you choose the perfect frame for example for your awesome Star Wars jigsaw puzzle? Let's take a look at some of the factors you'll want to consider.

Size Matters

Measure twice, cut once - or in this case, measure twice and buy once! You don’t want to purchase a frame that's too small or too large for your puzzle.

Start by measuring the puzzle itself so you know exactly what size to look for when shopping around.

Make sure there is enough space between the edge of the puzzle and the inside edge of the frame so none of your hard work is lost behind a matting board or covered up by the sides of the frame itself.

If you have a standard 1000 piece jigsaw, then an 18x24 inch frame should be more than enough.

However, if you opted for one of those large 2000-piece puzzles, then you’re going to need something much bigger; in this case, we recommend going with a 24x36 inch frame.


What’s your style? Do you want something sleek and modern or perhaps something rustic and vintage-inspired?

Knowing what type of look you’re aiming for will help narrow down your selection considerably.

Also consider whether or not you want any special features such as LED lighting or glass-fronted frames.


Of course, no Star Wars-themed jigsaw deserves just any old frame! Maybe you want to have a slick matte-finished gray frame to match the coloring of the Millenium Falcon ship or a glossy black frame to match up with Darth Vader's helmet.

You should look for frames that match up with the theme and colors of your puzzle. That way it looks like it was made just for your puzzle!

How To Frame

To frame a jigsaw puzzle, you need to glue it first. That's a topic of its own, and if you haven't done that before, make sure to check out our how-to article about gluing a puzzle.

So anyway, once the puzzle is glued, you need to mount it on a paper. And finally, use double-sided tape to attach the puzzle onto the frame and follow the instructions about how to attach the glass, etc. as that part is different depending on the frame.

Here are some detailed how-to guides, if you haven't glued or framed a puzzle before:

Final Words

Choosing the right jigsaw puzzle frame doesn't have to be difficult; all it takes is knowing what size and style work best for your needs.

If you’re looking for something special, try finding one that matches the style of your puzzle theme - you won't regret it!

With these tips in mind, there's no reason why you shouldn't find that perfect picture frame to show off your work!

Tap below to read our post about the top puzzle frames!

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