How to Frame Football Shirts

Updated April 17, 2017

The identifiable part of any football player has always been his jersey. It's the only piece of equipment that has the player's name, and, because of its unique mark, the jersey has become the keepsake item of every player's attire. Whether you want to frame the custom jersey you made for intramural football or "Mean Joe" tossed you his jersey after the game, framing a jersey is a fairly easy task.

Iron the jersey you are wanting to hang on the wall. Be sure to have the settings on your iron turned to cotton, and do not iron over any of the graphics on the jersey. Depending on the quality of the manufacturer who created the shirt, you could cause the graphic to bleed onto other areas of the jersey.

Measure the height and width of the ironed jersey. The measurements don't have to be exact, but they should be accurate enough to give you an idea of the size of the frame you will need for your jersey.

Purchase a frame that meets the requirements and size of the jersey you purchased. While you don't have to purchase any speciality frames, frames that are designed for football jerseys tend to have the perfect amount of width to display the jersey without any wrinkles.

Open the frame and apply a generous amount of double-sided sticky tape to the back, as outlined by This will keep the jersey from sliding down the frame once you hang it on the wall.

Put the jersey in the frame in whatever way you see fit. The most common style has the back of the jersey displayed, but some people will display the front of the jersey instead. Also, if you purchased a smaller frame, you can always fold the sleeves onto the front or back of the jersey.

Hammer, depending on the size of your frame, one to two nails into the wall. The size and strength of the nail will vary depending on the size of the frame you are hanging up, but many nail cases list the maximum amount of weight they can hold. When in doubt, it's always better to have too many nails, not matter how thick or thin, than too few. Nails should be at least one to two inches long.

Hang your picture frame on the hammered nails and display your favourite football jersey.


Don't iron over any graphics on the jersey! It could cause the graphic to bleed onto the rest of the jersey.

Things You'll Need

  • Iron
  • Tape measure
  • Frame
  • Double-sided tape
  • Nails
  • Hammer
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Alex Ramirez has been a freelance writer since 2006. With a background in public relations, Ramirez has been featured in publications ranging from Gamers Daily News to USA Today. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the University of Central Arkansas.