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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9 comments:

  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 :)

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  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

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

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  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.

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  5. great idea

    would love it if you could share this on my link party - http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-47.html

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  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

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

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

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