Paint By Number

What to do with your finished paint by numbers

Paint By Numbers Framing

First things first, what are paint numbers? Well, as you probably already know, paint by numbers is an activity that allows you to create a painting by following instructions set out by the kit.

Each numbered section will correspond to a color of paint that is also numbered, and you will need to paint each section with the relevant color.

Numbers activities are often given to children, but they are enjoyed by adults too. They can offer an escape from the real world, allowing you to drift off into a calm and peaceful place and forget the stress of everyday life.

Painting by numbers is fun, and that is why so many people complete them. But what do you do with your image once it is complete? That’s an excellent question!

Things to Do With Your Completed Paint by Numbers

After you have completed your paint-by-numbers, you will likely want to sit back and enjoy looking at your painting for a little while.

With paint by numbers, it is typical for the painting only to look good once you finish it. As you do each color number by number, it can be challenging to see what the finished look will be until it is completed.

But after you have finished looking at your paint-by-numbers, you might wonder what to do with it next. It can be not easy to know how to proceed, dampening your sense of accomplishment in completing your painting.

So, what should you do with your completed paint-by-numbers?

Let’s look at some of the best things to do with your completed paint-by-numbers masterpiece.

Paint By Numbers Framing

One of the best things to do with your paint-by-numbers is to frame it. All good masterpieces deserve to be prepared and protected from the outside world, and your paint-by-numbers masterpiece is no different.

Most paint-by-numbers will be designed to a standard measurement of paper. So, purchasing a frame for your color by numbers should be simple.

If your paint number is A4, could you purchase an A4 frame? If your paint number is A2, buy an A2 frame, and so on.

If your paint-by-numbers is not a standard measurement, that’s okay, too. You can easily purchase a custom-made photo frame to put your paint by numbers in.

Measure the size of your paint by numbers from corner to corner, then order a frame that fits these measurements.

Then, as soon as it arrives, you can easily slide your completed paint-by-numbers into the frame. You are protecting your masterpiece from the elements and ensuring that it remains of sound quality going into the future.

Mount It On a Canvas

Alternatively, you could mount your paint by numbers onto a canvas. This might seem odd, but it is one that many people choose as a canvas can often be a lot more aesthetically pleasing than a photo frame.

Mounting your painting onto a canvas is simple. All you need to do is purchase a canvas that measures the same size as your painting, then stick the image onto the canvas.

Once the glue has dried, your masterpiece will be secure, and your canvas will be ready to mount wherever you wish to place it.

Display It In Your Home

After you have mounted your paint by numbers, whether in a frame or on a canvas, your masterpiece will be ready to display. We would always recommend displaying your painting in your home.

You likely feel a sense of accomplishment when you look at your paint-by-numbers. Completing your paint-by-numbers was an outstanding achievement, and the result will often be stunning.

When you look at your paint by numbers, it is common for you to feel happy; that is the exact feeling you should want out of things you display in your home.

Depending on the color scheme of your home, your paint-by-numbers masterpiece might be better suited to a different area of your home. However, we recommend placing it somewhere that brings you joy!

Give It As a Gift 

Alternatively, if you cannot find a space for your paint-by-numbers in your home, you may give it as a gift to a loved one. Many people frown upon paint by numbers and don’t see them as equal to free-hand paintings.

However, you have worked hard on your paint-by-numbers masterpiece, and there is probably someone in your inner circle who would be happy to receive it as a gift.

Depending on the design of your paint-by-numbers, your masterpiece might be better suited to different people as a gift. Your mother or sister might appreciate it as a gift if it were a bunch of flowers.

Alternatively, if it is a fast car, then one of the men in your life might enjoy the gift.

Your paint-by-numbers masterpiece brought you joy, so why not pass that joy onto others by gifting your masterpiece to them?


In short, you can do many things with your completed paint-by-numbers masterpiece. You could frame your masterpiece or put it on a canvas.

You may choose to display it in your home or give it as a gift to a loved one. The options are endless.

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