I had planned to order a canvas online but at this late stage in the game, I couldn’t get one in time AND I really didn’t want to spend a hundred dollars plus shipping for something that is seasonal decor on an outdoor porch! So…Mother and I brainstormed a way to DIY the canvas. It only took a couple of hours and cost about $40 to make (I already had mod podge.)
1. Gather supplies – you'll need:
18x24 canvas (I purchased half off at AC Moore)2. Cut your scrapbook paper into strips sized to fit the depth of your canvas. Mine was 1 3/8”.
2 pages of 8.5 x 11 scrapbook paper OR a little paint for the edges (If I had it to do over, I would have just painted my edges aqua rather than cutting and mod podging the sides.)
Matte mod podge
Large 18x24 photo print. (Staples printed mine on photo paper for $20 in about an hour. Sign up for their rewards card to get 5% off.)
Scissors or paper cutter
3. Use mod podge to adhere scrapbook paper around edges of canvas. Just follow the directions on the jar. I used a spatula to smooth out any bumps and wrinkles in the paper.
4. Coat the top of canvas with a nice layer of mod podge. Press picture down and smooth out any wrinkles. (See that lovely spatula? It’s older than me and I had no idea how my parents prized it until I got a little mod podge on it.)
5. Brush on another coat of mod podge right over the front of the picture and around all sides. I did mine with a back and forth stroke so that it would leave brush marks when dried.
6. I let mine dry overnight and gave it a new coat this morning. It only took about 15 minutes to dry and looks fantastic!!!
If you’d like to make your own canvas, or just have it printed out and mounted on foam board, download the file for FREE here!!
Sweet Land of Liberty
We saw Madagascar 3 yesterday and LOVED it. Who knew animals could be so hilarious!?!? If this rain doesn’t move on out we’ll probably do Brave today.
Rain, rain GO AWAY!