Monday, July 9, 2012

Faux Photo Canvas

It's time for another Pinterest challenge.

I love these challenges because they push me to actually do something about all the pinning I do. 

I've seen a lot of photo canvases like this and another using a large foam board and wanted to do one of my own.  My daughter didn't have a ton of self portraits in her room, so I started there.  I wanted to jeep this project pretty low cost, so instead of using canvases, I used foam board.  I cut my foam board to the size of my photos with an exacto knife.  Using black paint, I painted the edges of the foam board.  I applied the photos to the front of the board with spray adhesive.  Since I was using foam board, I thought using Mod Podge would make the board too wet and wrinkle up.

This is one of my favorite pictures of her.  I can't get enough of that smile.

I used a few photos from a few different stages in her four years.  Yes, my little girl is four now.  All the more reason to hang these photos.  I like looking at how she's changed over the years.


The foam boards are lightweight so I used painter's tape to put them on the wall.  I love how it looks.

Now on to tackle some more Pinterest pins.  That lists keeps growing.  Tackle any Pinterest projects lately?


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  1. These turned out so great, and your daughter is just gorgeous!

    I love the pinterest challenge too :) This time round I've made a tee-pee for my little boy's room. My post is going up in a couple of hours :)

  2. She's so stinkin' cute! Love the faux canvases. I did something similar in my living room by wrapping pictures around wooden frames that I built. It's part of my living room renovation that I linked up to the Pinterest-Challenge here

  3. Awww, this is adorable! I love it!

  4. Looks wonderful! Your daughter is beautiful! I like how you didn't stop at just 3, but took it all the way to 5. It really fills that space nicely.

  5. great idea

    would love it if you could share this on my link party -

  6. Oh my gosh, that one picture of her glaring at you in her bathing suit is so adorble!! Definitely trying this idea for my boys' photos, thanks! -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

  7. What sweet pictures! Your faux canvas idea is really a good one! So happy you linked to Potpourri Friday!

  8. Great idea! I have so many pictures from past trips that this would be perfect for!


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