DIY Canvas Photos

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Tired of the same old frames hanging on the wall? Love the new canvas prints but think they are too pricey? Why not make your own?

Here’s what you will need:

Canvas (I got mine at Joann’s. They were in a 2 pack)

Enlarged picture (what ever size the canvas is)

Big paint brush

Modge podge

Glue stick

Ribbon as wide as the canvas usually 1″ works

Scissors

First you take your canvas and put the ribbon on. I used the glue stick to adhere the ribbon all the way around.

Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner

 

 

Once you get the ribbon on its time to put on the picture. Cut off about 1/8 inch from each side to allow picture to fit inside the ribbon border. Using the sponge brush apply the modge podge to the top of the canvas. Stick the picture on and press evenly to make sure it is secure. This is my little monkey. 🙂

Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner

Once the picture is attached, it’s time to make it look like a canvas print. Take the sponge brush apply a layer of modge podge over the top of the picture. Using even strokes that are going both horizontal and verticals. Let it dry completely. Here is another ribbon and photo.

Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner

Once dry, you can either put a hook on the back or use 3m Velcro like I did. 

Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner
Photo Credit: Carol A. Gerner

They can be a little heavy so I would do all 4 corners. Ta Da! All done. Here are what they look like. Not too shabby and a lot cheaper then having them printed on canvas. 

Happy Crafting!

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Carol is a Yinzer from birth and wears many hats. She is a Classroom Assistant for Pittsburgh Public School’s Early Intervention Program, the owner/chief blogger at Steel City Mom, wife (10 years and going strong), mother (4-year-old and expecting in November 2016) and a woman who likes to help others. Carol attended Pittsburgh Technical Institute and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she earned 2 Associate Degrees. She loves art and computers. Carol enjoys cooking, blogging, crafts, helping others, children, church, football, t-ball, creating, and run on sentences. She is never grammatically correct or politically correct but she will give the shirt off of her back. Well if its warm enough outside.

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