Saturday, January 19, 2013

DIY Photos on Canvas

Ahh Pinterest, the things you make us do!

As I've stated before, we almost lost our house a few years ago so there is still next to nothing on the walls and no real rhyme or reason to anything.  

Thanks to Pinterest, that is all changing!  LOL

My newest project is taking photos & attaching them on canvas. 

Step 1:  Get the canvas.  AC Moore had a 10 pack of 8x10's for $20 and I had a 50% off coupon so they were just $1 each.  I'm already ahead of the game because I have Mod Podge & Black paint.  

Cover your work area!

Step 2:  Paint the edges of your canvas frame.  I also painted about an inch in on the front of the canvas so I didn't have to worry if the picture didn't go all the way to the edges.

Once it dries, put on a 2nd coat. 

 Step 3: Affix the photos.

Cover the front of the canvas with Mod Podge & put the picture on it. You should smooth out the picture at this point. I turned them over on a clean paper towel and smoothed it from the back.

Let them dry.

STep 4: Once they were dry I covered the front with Mod Podge.  It can give it a textured finished like it was a real canvas. 

Let them dry

Step 5: Hang!

I had NO idea how I was going to arrange them so I used 8x10 pieces of paper & taped them to the wall in different ways until I was satisfied.

Here is the finished look!

OK Technically it's not a finished project, I need to get more canvas - I have more pictures to print!

I am very happy with the way this looks!


  1. Are the photos printed on regular paper or on photo paper?

  2. Great article, have you tried putting on photo on multiple canvas. Photos to Canvas has a pretty cool tool you can use to split your photos before printing.