Thursday, January 24, 2013

Canvas DIY

I have seen this DIY all over Pinterest and decided to give it a try. The idea is that you use mod podge to adhere a printed picture onto a canvas. I actually tried it a few weeks ago and it was a total failure. I tried to follow the directions, but it just bunched up and eventually ripped. I decided to give it another go, with significantly more mod podge on the back of the picture. I really like how this turned out. 
This is the picture I decided to use

Live It Out Photography
This is one of my favorite engagement pictures. We took our pictures around Georgetown and I still love looking at them 

DIY photo canvas
On Pinterest   Original Source
The steps are pretty easy. Some tutorials say use tissue paper, but I just printed my image on regular printer paper. After I printed out my picture, I covered the back of the paper in mod podge and pressed it onto the canvas. I then used a paint brush to spread mod podge evenly over the front of the image. 

I waited about fifteen minutes between coats and did four coats total. There were still some bumps, and it definitely wasn't perfect. But I am happy for a first attempt. 

I am going to paint in the white areas around the picture, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I would probably buy a slightly smaller canvas next time so I don't have the white borders. 

I am linking up with Stephanie and Kate for Saw It, Pinned It, Did It. Thanks to Stephanie and Kate for hosting such a fun link-up. 

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.


  1. I've tried to do this before and it just didn't turn out well. Maybe I should try it again and this time have more patience!

  2. I have made a ton of these and LOVE them! To cover the edges I modpodged scrap book paper on the canvas to serve as a "border" They turned out perfect!

  3. Looks like it came out great! I like the picture; the colors really pop.*

  4. Jeez that's all it takes!? Definitely going to have to do this then. That picture is quite adorable by the way. Can I live in that house?

  5. That seems so simple! I've got a few blank canvases at home I'll have to do this with.. & your picture is adorable :)

  6. That turned out really cute! - Karen

  7. Love it! And I love all the colors in the pic!! Go you! Thank you so much for linking up!


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