Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Canvas Photos

One of the nice things about my holiday break was that I was able to catch up on some things I needed to do around the house. For example hang these canvas photos in my little guy's room. He loves them and has been spending more time in his room since I hung them and well I like to think it is because of that..hehe! 

You might remember them from his Memorial Day 6th Birthday BBQ. 

As promised in the original post, here is tutorial on how to make them yourself. Yes I know it's been a while but better late than never right??! 

The whole project cost about $12.00, super easy and cheap to make. 

Purchased this photo fabric paper from Jo-Ann's but you could also use canvas paper (see below).

 Printed photos on the fabric paper. I was able to print two photos on one sheet for the smaller frames.

Purchased some different size wood frames at Dollar Tree, wrapped the photos around the frames, and used the staple gun to secure.  Stapled the fabric to the back of the frames, pulling the fabric to make sure it was tight.  You could also use a glue gun and/or wood plaques. To be honest the back is a total mess..but who is going to look at the back??

For the BBQ I just leaned them up against the mirror, did not worry too much about how I was going to hang them. So when I decided to hang them, I was so happy when I found the 3m Command Damage Free Picture Hanging Strips. So easy and you don't have to worry about wall damage. Beyond perfect!

I could have added some nice ribbon or craft paper to the sides to finish it up, but I did not...but I guess I could add it later! I really do think it is a nice touch.

Recently I have seen quite a few DIY tutorials on Pinterest, these are a few of my favorite, but involve Mod Podge (which I have never tried). 

Aren't the sides to this canvas so pretty??! You can find the tutorial to this great idea here.

Beyond love this one..I am thinking a big canvas for the master bedroom..it would be so fabuloso! Find easy tutorial here.

Remember Valentine's day is right around the corner and a super cute canvas would make a perfect gift for your loved ones. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment or email me claudia@tiniposh.com.



  1. how did you do the sides of the canvas with that pretty scrapbook paper? SO CUTE! Love this idea...

  2. Love the scrapbook paper idea too! I actually did not make that one, you can find the tutorial on vanessas craftynest blogspot, click on the link above : )

  3. AWESOME!!! I'll have to make some for Chloe's nursery once I get my maternity shots done! :o) YEAH!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Super cute and easy! Thank you so much, Claudia! ♥

  5. Great gift idea, as you said! Thanks for the how-to. :-)

  6. Hey, My name is Laura and I blog about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique photo display ideas and I just want to let you know I love this idea! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display their photos! Thank you for sharing


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