How to Mount a Football Jersey

There are many reasons why you might want to mount a football jersey.

Preparing the Jersey

Perhaps you played in high school or college and want to celebrate your achievements on the field, maybe you have a favorite jersey that was signed by a famous player or maybe you just want to show team pride. Whatever your reason, if you want to mount a jersey you'll need to know how to go about it.

Consider the style in which you would like to present your jersey. Do you want the sleeves to be showing? Or do you just want to highlight the front or back of the jersey? If you want to display the jersey in its entirety, do nothing to it. If you want to pin back the arms, fold them behind the face of the jersey.

Use measuring tape to get the dimensions of your jersey. Measure it from the top of the jersey to the bottom and from one side to the other. Write down the dimensions. This will help you determine the size of frame you will be looking for.

Go to a store that sells frames. Wal-Mart and Target both offer inexpensive frames in a variety of sizes. Framing shops sell higher-quality frames that can be customized to your needs. Keep the dimensions of your jersey with you and use them to select an appropriately sized frame.

Buy mat board to use in the frame. Mat board is a type of heavy-duty paper much like cardboard that comes in many colors and can be purchased at national chain stores such as Dick Blick Art Materials or Utrecht Art or at local art stores. Many stores will cut the mat board to a certain size for you, so remember the dimensions of your jersey and frame.

Mounting the Jersey

It is easiest to work on the floor or on a large desk. Remove the plastic from the front of the frame if possible. If the frame has a glass front, remove the back of the frame. With the mat board in front of you, fit the mat board into the frame. This is to ensure that the mat board is appropriately sized. If it does not fit, trim it to size using scissors.

Remove the mat board from the frame once you are certain that it fits perfectly.

Attach your jersey to the mat board. You can do this with small pins or by sewing it onto the mat board.

Place the mat board and attached jersey into the frame. Replace the plastic front of the frame, or place the back into place again if you have a glass-frame front.

Using a picture hanger, hang the frame on the wall.

Things You Will Need

  • Football jersey
  • Measuring tape
  • Frame
  • Mat board
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing materials
  • Picture hanger


  • Sewing is recommended only if you do not plan to remove the jersey in the future. Sewing is a more permanent means of placing the jersey in the frame.
  • Be careful when sewing as the needle can be sharp.

About the Author

Geoffrey Calver is a freelance writer from Barnard, Vt. He has been writing on a freelance basis since 2007, during which time he has written articles for "Woodstock" magazine and "Constructive Images" magazine. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and a minor in political science in 2008.