Nothing quite beats the sense of accomplishment that you feel when you finish a paint by numbers kit.
This feeling can only be compared to the sense of accomplishment that you feel when you slot the last piece into an almost completed jigsaw, and it can make you feel incredibly positive.
But after that feeling of accomplishment has passed, you might find yourself wondering what to do with your finished kit.
You won’t want to throw it away because of all the hard work that you have put into it, but you may be unsure what the best way is to store it. Should you keep it in a scrapbook, or put it on a frame? It can be difficult to know.
In this guide, we’re taking a look at what to do with your finished paint by numbers (see also ‘Paint By Numbers Blending: Everything You Need To Know‘). So, if you’ve recently completed a paint by numbers kit, but don’t know what to do with it, you’re in the right place (see also ‘How Paint By Numbers Kits Help With Mental Health‘).
Keep on reading to find out more!
What is Paint by Numbers?
First things first, what is a paint by numbers? Well, as you probably already know, a paint by numbers is an activity that allows you to create a painting by following instructions set out by the kit.
The painting will be divided into sections and each section will be labelled with a number.
Each numbered section will correspond to a colour of paint that is also numbered, and you will need to paint each section with the relevant colour.
When you first start the painting, it can be difficult to imagine it looking good. But with time, patience and a steady hand, you will be able to complete your paint by numbers in no time (see also ‘How To Completely Cover The Numbers In Paint by Numbers [Helpful Hacks]‘).
At the end, you will be left with a masterpiece of different colours, and a finished painting that you completed yourself.
Paint by 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 really is fun, and that is why so many people complete them. But what do you do with your painting once it is complete? That’s a very good question!
Things to Do With Your Completed Paint by Numbers
After you have completed your paint by numbers, it is likely that you will want to sit back and enjoy looking at your painting for a little while.
With paint by numbers, it is common for the painting to actually not look very good until you finish it. As you do each colour number by number, it can be difficult to see what the finished look will be until it is actually completed.
But after you have finished looking at your paint by numbers, you might be wondering what to do with it next. It really can be difficult to know how to proceed, and this can dampen the sense of accomplishment that you have for completing your painting.
So what should you do with your completed paint by numbers?
Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do with your completed paint by numbers masterpiece.
One of the best things to do with your paint by numbers is to frame it. All good masterpieces deserve to be framed 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 paint by numbers should be simple.
If your paint by numbers is A4, then purchase an A4 frame. If your paint by numbers is A2, then purchase an A2 frame, and so on.
If your paint by numbers is not a standard measurement then that’s okay too. You can easily purchase a custom-made photo frame to put your paint by numbers in.
Simply 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’ll be able to easily slide your completed paint by numbers into the frame. Protecting your masterpiece from the elements, and ensuring that it remains in good quality going into the future.
Mount It On a Canvas
Alternatively, you could mount your paint by numbers onto a canvas. This might seem like an odd choice, 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 really simple. All you need to do is purchase a canvas that measures to the same size as your painting, then stick the painting 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, no matter whether it is in a frame or on a canvas, your masterpiece will be ready to display. We would always recommend displaying your painting in your home.
When you look at your paint by numbers, it is likely that you feel a sense of accomplishment. Completing your paint by numbers was a great achievement, and often the end result will be incredibly beautiful.
When you look at your paint by numbers, it is common for you to feel happy, and that is the exact feeling that you should want out of things you display in your home.
Depending on the colour scheme of your home, your paint by numbers masterpiece might be better suited in a different area of your home. However, we would recommend that you place 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, then you may decide to give it as a gift to a loved one. A lot of people frown upon paint by numbers and don’t see them as an 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. If it were a bunch of flowers, then your mother or sister might appreciate it as a gift.
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, there are lots of things that you can do 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.
Thank you for reading!