Monday, February 4, 2013

Photo Canvas DIY

I have seen this pin around Pinterest for quite some time now and never really paid much attention to it, just because I didn't find a use.  Then for Christmas my adorable sister in law took her wedding picture with my parents and put it on a canvas for them!  It was really cute and I could see in person the results of how it turned out...SOLD! I decided to make one for my mother in law!
Here is the Pinspiration...
And here is what you do...
First you will need:
Canvas(I found a two pack for $3.99 at Hobby Lobby)
Paint color of your choice(for the edges of the canvas)
Sponge brushes
Mod Podge(original post called for MATTE, but I only had GLOSS, and I went with it)
 What To Do:
I recommend putting newspaper down so that way there is less mess to clean up. You want to start by painting the edges of the canvas all the way around.  I also went up onto the actual cavas about an inch in case anything peeked through after I laid my photo on it.

After that dries completely, you want to put a layer of mod podge all over the top of the canvas.  Lay your picture down on this. 
I used a paper towel to gently smooth the picture down to make sure there were no bubbles(but photo paper is standard thick, so it wasn't an issue). Then put a layer of mod podge over the top. My first one I did I tried to make it look like an oil painting with the brush strokes. *make sure you mod podge along the sides as well, otherwise it will look dull while everything else has a sheen to it.

And that is it!  So simple, and it makes a great gift!">
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  1. I love it! I have been wanting to do that for awhile now too!

  2. i've seen this on pinterest too but i've never worked on mod podge yet, i already bought it ready to use and now that I've seen yours turned out great, i think i'm going to give it a try!

    thank you for linking up with Fun Friday Blog Hop, i hope you're having fun blog hopping!

    see you next time, huggies♥

  3. Hi Mandie!
    I wanted to invite you to my blog hop going on now. It's my first one! A little nervous!
    It's a Thursday hop but since its my first one we started a little early. Stop over to get a head start!

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  5. Thanks SO much for the tutorial! This is awesome.... I am a new follower from the blog hop!

  6. This is a great tutorial, I wish I was more crafty...I've got a friend who can craft like nobody's business so I just make her make me things! :)) New follower!!

  7. Pinned your sweet idea. Looks great! Haven't used mod podge yet! New follow. Follow me back at or

  8. You make this look so easy, I just might have to try it!! Found you on the blog hop,new follower :)
    xo jess

  9. You have done great, this is really a great idea, i want to do this, canvas is really a great thing it can make our photographs extraordinary and gives our homes more attractive look.

  10. Wow, it's really an easy and fun project, i want to do that, thanks for sharing this great photo canvas DIY idea.. :)

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  12. Photo canvas is a nice gift because it signifies the memories you had with your loved ones.
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