If you’re a fan of canvas wrapped photos, you’ll love this project! My son graduated this year and I decided to purchase his photo as a canvas and let me tell you, they are expensive!!
I’ve been wanting to add art to our newly renovated kitchen and I thought it could use a little more blue. I really wanted to add photos and because high quality glass frames are also expensive, I did a little research and found a very easy way to create DIY canvas photos.
The first step is to find the right photo. Blue isn’t a color that you find very often in nature or in kitchens so, I had to think of a few things that I thought would work. Hydrangeas and Mason Jars were the first thing that came to mind so, I googled……Hydrangeas in Mason Jars :)
You’ll want to look for a “large” size file so it doesn’t get distorted when it’s enlarged and you’ll also need to find a photo that isn’t copyrighted or watermarked…or you can take your own
After I found this photo online, I sent it to Staples and had it enlarged for $9.99
I applied a thin but full coverage coat of Mod Podge to the top of the canvas and carefully placed the photo on it. Next, I flipped it over and smoothed out any bubbles with a card. I picked up a (2) pack of canvases at Michael’s for $9.99 – 40% coupon
Let this dry for about an hour, I cooked dinner :)
Cover the photo with Mod Podge, I did a few layers, letting them dry in between.
You can paint the edge of your canvas, leave it blank or in my case, I added this fabric tape that I found in the scrapbook supply aisle at Michael’s
Here’s a close up of the edging it’s really easy to apply and I think it gave it a more whimsical cottage inspired look
Here it is all done! This was a super easy project and affordable too at around $14 total.
So if you’re feeling inspired, find the right photo and go for it! I think I’ll make “canvas” photo’s of my kids next
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