Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Getting Crafty-DIY Canvas Photos

I am OBSESSED with photographs on canvas, but the PRICE of them makes me gag! 
Especially when I am envisioning doing a whole wall in them!! 
As much as my husband loves pictures of our family he will NOT pay $50+ per canvas!
(Especially when I will want to change them yearly since the boys grow SO FAST)
Instead of letting my dream of canvas prints fade away I did some researching...

I found the directions on Pinterest and it was VERY easy and CHEAP to create my own! SCORE!
You will need:
Photographs (mine was 11x14 thanks to Becky, I scored 9 of them for less than 20 bucks!!)
Canvas (I got a 7 pack at Michael's and used a 40% off coupon, they were only 12 bucks)
Mod Podge MATTE (8 bucks)
Craft Paint (I used left over black I had)
Scrap Book Paper (On sale at Michael's 25cents a sheet, so I spent 1.50)
Paint Brushes
Scissors
Wax Paper (helps it to not stick when drying)

Total Cost... 41.50
breaks down to less than 6 DOLLARS per 11X14 CANVAS! 
((Now that's what I am talking about!!))
Cut scrapbook paper to fit all the edges
Apply Mod Podge generously to the canvas and apply the edges and photograph..
 Allow to dry....I left mine over night
 After completely dried apply a layer of Mod Podge over the photograph and sides.
(It will turn to CLEAR when drying so try not to freak out, I know I was a little!)
Allow to dry again.
Then apply paint to the edges to blend the scrapbook paper and the picture...
 That is IT!!
 This was my first one and I think it turned out pretty darn cute for 6 bucks!
Now to find the time to finish all of the other pictures!
I hope you ENJOY this as much as I did! 
Fill your walls with these awesome canvases for next to NOTHING!!
XOXO

12 comments:

  1. would you please post a pic when they're all done? I'd love to see how they all turn out. I'm jealous of your craftiness.

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  2. did your photo wrinkle when applying to the canvas? I tried this with a map project with Will's room but I couldn't for the life of me get the map on the canvas without wrinkles. What's your secret?

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  3. These are SO beautiful! I am definitely going to do this for my mother for Christmas :)

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  4. It turned out great. I'm going to be doing this with our family pictures.


    Joeylee
    Sweet N Sassy Girls

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  5. I'm going to bookmark this page, so that when I have extra moneys {after Christmas lmao} I can start this project too because I've been dying to do the same thing! I love the look of it!

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  6. I love canvas prints and agree DIY is much better and cheaper! Love it :)

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  7. LOVE!
    Doing this for me and for christmas presents for the family!
    I dont know whether to thank you or hate you for this idea :) Only kidding!

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  8. This is beautiful! I'm so pinning your pic and instructions!

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  9. How adorable!! I can't wait to see how the rest turn out!

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  10. Did you get the mod podge matte at Michael's?

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