DIY canvas photos are quite popular right now. There are lots of tutorials online ranging from really easy, to a bit more difficult. I’ve compiled a list of the most common tutorials so that you can give it a try! Whether you are trying to save money, make memorable gifts, do something heartfelt, or fill your empty walls, this is a great project!
Canvas packs at Michaels are $19.99 for TEN 8×10’s! They also go on sale for 40-50% off. Thats $1-2 for each canvas. Printing at Costco is also very inexpensive. Below is a price list, but 8×10’s are only $1.49.
Below are several different tutorials on how to make your own canvas pictures. I’m sure you can find one that suits your needs!
Not all tutorials require you to get professionally done prints, some just use a regular home printer. Here is Costco’s price list:
Almost all tutorials use Mod Podge; use that 40% off craft coupon to buy it and save a few bucks. Some tutorials call for paint, and others, scrapbook paper.
1 sheet of card stock
Shanty to chic mounted photo: Mounted picture and textured with paint (uses wood, but works with canvas too)
Baby Stribling also glues and “textures” the photo with paint and adds scrap book paper on the edges
Scrap book paper
blown up photo (uses picture printed on paper)
foam paint brush (like you use for toll paint)
a plastic card – like a credit card, or brayer
spray bottle of water
gel medium – glossy medium weight
Rust and Sunshine uses iron-on transfer paper on canvas and made her own framed canvases
Small paintbrush or roller
A Xerox copy of your photo (remember it will be mirrored once it’s on the canvas)