The Smile Tells it ALL

OPARecently a customer (Opa) came in wanting to make a special gift for his Granddaughter Cheyenne highlighting her favorite athlete, Stephen Curry.  After talking with the customer, we captured her favorite player in her favorite shots in this custom piece.  Cheyenne loved the piece and Opa loved the price and personal attention.  This is what you get at 4 Leaf Framing, personalized attention, professional and creative results all at an affordable price that will keep you coming back.

BIG prints for BIG moments

Have you experimented with the PANO option on your smart phone?  Do you have a SLR camera that allows you to take a panoramic photo?  Panoramic prints are a dramatic and breathtaking way to decorate your home or office.  But the question often is where can I develop these prints and who will affordably frame it for me?  The answer is simply 4 Leaf Framing.  Not only will we be able to professionally develop your panoramic photo, we will also give you a wide variety of options to frame your photo affordably, creatively and professionally.  Our prices cannot be beat!


In Honor of “Bring Your Dog To Work Day”


In honor of Bring Your Dog to Work Day, which is Friday, June 24th, 4 Leaf Sports is offering a some very special savings to the owners of our furry family members.  Bring in any item to be framed that is in any way dog related (dog in the print or picture, dog item, etc) and you will get $10 off any framing order up to $50 and $20 off any order over $100 through June 30th. 

Join us on Friday, June 24th as we will have our furry babies (Baby – 2 1/2 year old Boxer and Grady – 1 1/2 year old lab)  here at the shop.

Your Star Athlete

Create a one-of a kind piece for your star athlete.  We will work with you to create a showcase for your athlete using pictures, letter, metal, and more.  These achievements deserve more than just being stored in a box and forgotten about.  Showcase them in our home, athlete’s bedroom, game room, etc.  Stop by our Downingtown location and let us help you create a piece to last as long as the memories.

Any order placed by Thursday 06/09/16 will be guaranteed to be in our shop by June 16th, 2016, just in time for Father’s Day. As a special bonus, you will get $10 off any framing order up to $50 and $20 off any order over $100. Stop in today and give dad the gift of a memory that will last.

Make the Memories Last for Dad


Show Dad how much you care this year and make the memories last. Frame a memory for Dad this Father’s Day!

1-8 (2)Bring in a picture, art, or memory and have it custom framed just in time for Father’s Day. With so many amazing ideas for children’s art on Pinterest and custom framing examples we have displayed here, ensure that treasured item is given to Dad ready for him to display and admire!

Any order placed by Thursday 06/09/16 will be guaranteed to be in our shop by June 16th, 2016, just in time for Father’s Day. As a special bonus, you will get $10 off any framing order up to $50 and $20 off any order over $100.
Stop in today and give dad the gift of a memory
that will last. 


Celebrate your GRAD with a Custom Frame

Certificates, Diplomas and Awards are all items that should be displayed proudly, not kept in a box, closet or file. Let us help you display your recognition in the manner it should be displayed…proudly! Stop by for a one-on-one no-pressure consultation of what we can do for you at a fraction of the bookstore cost.  Each frame is custom made for your item with your specifications.


Maybe it’s the cross-stitch that Grandma just knotted the last thread of. Maybe it’s the rare photo capturing the kids all looking at the camera and smiling! Maybe it’s the Playbill from the play that you child just starred in. Maybe it is the newspaper article highlighting an achievement.  Maybe it’s the photo that takes you back to that perfect vacation (whether it has happened or one that you need to make happen). Why not frame these priceless memory to last throughout the years!

For those times when it’s more than just a picture…more than just a needlepoint…more than just a theater ticket…more than a piece of paper…Frame the feeling. Frame the magic. Frame the moment.


Framing What is Important to YOU!

If I had a penny for every time I’ve seen some really nice prints, posters or art work, that have then been given the obligatory white mount, black frame whether it goes or not, well, let’s just say, my credit card bill would be healthier!

If you want something framed, you are instantly saying, “This is important to me.”  Why not treat it in such a manner.  When you bring your item into 4 Leaf Framing, we take the time to learn about you and the piece you have brought to us.  We value and honor the trust you have in us with leaving your item with us so that we can make it look amazing.  Often, our custom framing prices are comparable to purchasing a ready-made frame and mat (that may not even fit your item or help bring out the beauty of your piece).

Stop by today and see what we can do for you!

Framing Sports Jerseys, Clothing, Memorabilia and other Garments

Framing a sports jersey or other sports clothing is very popular but people are often shocked at how much it can cost, especially at a “big box store”.  I’ll aim to give you an insight into why it costs what it does and will let you know that our prices at 4 Leaf Framing cannot be touched!  It’s worth bearing in mind that paying the money to have it done correctly, especially if it’s signed, could make it more valuable in the future for collectors.

11800381_1602078263380766_1944840227951743233_nWe see it all here, jerseys, shirts, dresses, bats, medals, Olympic Torch, and yes, even a “jock strap”!  People get the strangest things framed (which is why we love doing it!).

Apparently, you can buy “readymade” frames to fit your jersey into, I’ve never used one, but knowing how difficult it can be to get a garment straight, stretched and secured properly, it’s not something I would take on without experience!  And by the time you take into account the cost of the “readymade” frame, the items you need to purchase to secure the jersey, your time and frustration (because it will probably take you 2 or 3 times to get it right), you mind as well have come to 4 Leaf Framing and had it AFFORDABLY and PROFESSIONALLY done the first time!

At 4 Leaf Framing, each item that is brought to us is CUSTOM designed and framed for that customer, therefore, the cost will vary dependent on the size of the piece and what “extras” you would like.  Questions we will ask are:

  • How do you want it displayed?
    • Front or back showing (if there is a signature, always that side)?
    • Whole Jersey, fold up the bottom, sleeve numbers to show or fold them?
  • What color do you want the mat board to be?
  • Would you like to add something with the jersey?
    • A picture or multiple pictures?
    • Newspaper clippings?
    • Ticket Stub?
    • Metal?
    • Would you like a custom plate?

DSC_0593The materials we use for our framing are top-quality materials, acid-free mats and adhesives and secured in a way that will not damage the item.  The part that takes up the most time and therefore costs money is stretching, straightening and securing the piece before the framing is even thought about.  As a general rule this type of framing job can take anywhere from 2 hours to a whole day depending on what’s being done, how heavy, or what material the garment is made out of etc.

IMG_2457Apart from the time it takes to get the shirt looking right, part of the cost is attributed to the depth/size of frame needed to house the item.  Normally, you would need a fairly deep frame.  If you think about it, you’ll have quite a bit of material to fit in, not to mention the thickness of glass, the backing and mount surround.  So usually the frame would be more of a shadowbox to allow room.

The options are endless, which is why we typically cannot give you an exact price until the options are discussed fully and would need to see the piece to make an accurate quote.  So stop by 4 Leaf Framing today and let us help you properly preserve your memories.

Get something framed for your individuality!

We see it all the time in home magazines and home improvement shows.  That one piece on the wall that makes “a statement” and makes the 4 walls of the house a home.  It is often subtle, but it is the one piece that during the big reveal the homeowners go crazy about.  It could be anything; an antique find, a piece of jewelry, art, treasured photograph, lock of hair, item of clothing, a collection of anything (butterflies, spoons, keys, jewelry, etc) and the list goes on and on.  In fact the possibilities are endless!

But it does amaze me how much some of these pieces cost at high street stores or décor websites.  For not a lot more money (and in some cases, the same or cheaper), you could have something so much more special!  Sure, take ideas and designs from the magazines, shows and Pinterest!  But also, make them your own!  We can help you create a highly individualistic piece that no one else is likely to have hanging in their home!