When I got the disk with the images, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
But have you seen how expensive they can be? Well, the solution to that is to DIY. Lisa Winnett Interiors found an easy way to make your own canvas photo decor. The tutorial is found here.
I went to Michaels and picked out my canvas. I like the square shape, and the most reasonable ones I could find with what they had in stock, were 12"x12". They just happened to be on sale - buy one get one free, so I got 4 - 12"x12" canvases for 7.99 plus tax. NOT BAD! Then I logged onto the photo center at Costco. They do 12"x12" prints for $2.79 - PERFECT! :) and they have them ready for pickup at your local warehouse in just 2 hours!
I followed Lisa's tutorial - trim 1/8th of an inch off the bottom and one side. paint the edges of the canvas black. Mod Podge the photo onto the canvas and then at this point, I deviated slightly.
A few years ago, I Mod Podged a 24"x36" photo to wood and for the top layer, we used a paint roller with a long nap, which added some great texture to the picture when you look up close. Then you don't have to worry about streak marks or anything like that.
And here they are... I L-O-V-E how they turned out. Of course, it helps that I have the cutest kids in the universe! :)
Another great thing about this project is that it is pretty fast. Of course, it helps that I had done something similar once before, but I was able to do all three canvases in just about an hour. Also I should add that I was moving as fast as I could, knowing that trouble-makers two and three would be waking from their nap at any moment.
3 Canvases: $6.00
3 12"x12" prints: $8.37
Black paint: had on hand
Mod Podge: had on hand.
Three 12"x12" canvas prints for $19.37!
A quick search on the web shows the average price for a 12"x12" canvas print to be $79.99!
Times that by three: $239.97! Ouch!