***This post comes just in time for gift giving season...
this 8x10 photo canvas project only cost $7 each***
I have been sprinkling in some quick home projects around all the cooking, cleaning, and organizing. Look for those home updates in future posts. This time I decided to finally attempt the craft project that has been on my list for way too long.
When it comes to being crafty I procrastinate. This project took me awhile to execute because it has to do with photos. I love photos!!! We went to Hawaii and I captured some really nice pictures and I wanted to find a fun way to display them.
I have seen many groupons and living social deals for photos on canvas. I could have just as easily gone that route. However, I had a unopened bottle of Mod Podge and decided to tune into the crafty side of my OCD.
I am not the most patient person, so crafts are not my strong suit. However, I think these look fabulous!!! I am already planning on doing more!
Mod Podge Photo Tutorial
- Pre-stretched canvas (I used 8x10)
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Cute paper or ribbon, pre-cut to fit the sides of your canvas
- Photo's (I used 8x10)
- Sponge brush
- Sheet of Wax Paper
- Mod Podge (matte or glossy)
- Clear acrylic sealer (I used matte)
- 3M Velcro strips
- Apply a thin coat of mod podge to your entire canvas, sides included.
- While the Mod Podge is drying, cut paper/ribbon into strips to fit the sides. My strips were 1/8 of a inch smaller that my measured sides.
- When Mod Podge is dry, you will need to re-paint an additional thin layer on one side of your canvas.
- Place your strip of paper along the edge of your canvas. Smooth it over with your fingers several times making sure no bubbles form. Repeat step 3 with all sides.
- Place the photo down onto wax paper and apply a good amount of mod podge to the back of your photo. The photo paper is thick enough that it won't pucker or bubble at all.
- Turn the photo over and smooth it onto your canvas. You can cover the image with a soft towel to do the smoothing. Wait about 20 minutes for Mod Podge to dry.
- After the 20 minutes are up, Mod Podge the front of the photo. It will look milky white, but it dries clear. This should take about 20 minutes.
- Once the front is dry, apply the clear acrylic sealer to the front and sides of the canvas. Allow to completely dry before hanging.
- Use the 3M Velcro strips to hang wherever you need inspiration.
I seriously had so much fun doing this. I chose 8x10 photos as a safe start. I think I will attempt a much larger size next time:)
Thanks to The Sassy Pepper for walking me through this project.