It was hard work tracking down that vintage band poster. So why not make a floating frame to protect it from wear and tear? Clear acrylic sheets are available in many sizes, and a hardware store employee can cut them to size for you upon request.
*Center your poster between two clear acrylic sheets that are slightly larger than the size of the poster. Leave the white backing on the bottom piece of acrylic for a matted look.
*Secure the clear acrylic sheets with mirror clips or slide-on glass-door clips. For larger posters, use least two clips per side.
*Determine where you want to hang the poster, and drill small holes into the wall using a cordless drill/driver. Screw cup hooks into the holes.
*Measure the height of your poster frame and add several more inches for hanging as desired. A store employee can cut the chain for you.
*Make two loops by slipping the chain ends over each cup hook.
*Slip the framed poster into the chain loops, and balance its weight between them
Skill level: Beginner
Cost estimate: $30 and up*
Time estimate: Less than 1 day
2 clear acrylic sheets
mirror clips or slide-on glass door clips
2 cup hooks