Thursday, October 31, 2013

How to Make Canvas Photos for Under $4.00

I feel like this post was a long time coming.
After updating a few spots in our bedroom, it is a wonderment to me why I didn't do it months ago.

One of those updates includes recently adding two DIY canvas photos above our bed to replace these heavy iron-like accent pieces you see below (that honestly needed to be taken down a while ago).

We were a little nervous that the iron accent pieces could fall down and if that ever happened, could possibly be detrimental so down they came!!!

I had been wanting to put some kind of canvas photos in our room at some point, but just didn't want to pay the hefty price-tag that comes along with them!! I'm sure some of you can relate!
Then one night it dawned on me, why not take this idea I read about here and combine that with 2 canvas prints I already had on hand to make something WAYYY cheaper than the actual thing?!

Well, that turned out to be a really great idea and only cost me $3.58 for BOTH prints. :)

So here is what I did:

1. I uploaded and purchased 2 photos of our sweet girls onto the Staples website and ordered the photos in an engineering print...and later picked it up at the store.

2. I took my old canvases and centered the photos on each canvas.

3. After realizing I could staple the photos to the canvas (instead of tape the photos), I went ahead and used my trusty staple gun to do so.

 4. Next, I hung our pictures on the wall and sat back in awe of them....because our girls are so photogenic and looking at these pictures now makes us smile! :)

Our oldest actually posed for me and this was the winning shot. She LOVES the camera and was actually getting a little upset that I didn't take more pictures of her.
I think she did a great job for a 2 year old!

Our youngest, the one with A TON of ENERGY...NO LIE...allowed me to snap a couple of them before she took off after the dog and/or dug through the mulch in our yard. She is quite the fun one and always keeps us on our toes, that's for sure!

I really love the way they turned out, and again, for the $3.58 price tag you have to admit that is quite a deal!

Now go ahead and order some for yourself, your family, and/or your friends....I know you want to!

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  1. I love canvas prints... thanks for the cheaper how-to! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!

  2. Love this idea - did not know they were so inexpensive to order. Your girls are adorable.

  3. This is a wonderful idea!! I want to get some canvas prints of photos I took in Paris but the cost has stopped me cold! I don't have the canvas frames already but I bet I can find some thrifting. I am going to Pin this post so I can get make some for my home! Thanks for sharing at TTF!!

  4. Thanks so much, ladies!! It really is a cost-effective way to have a canvas print...they only print in B&W but I wanted that anyways, so it worked out!


  5. What a great, frugal idea! I found you via the Craft Frenzy Friday link up.

  6. very sweet picturs. I want to do the same thing and thank you for sharing.

  7. LOVE this! I've seen this before and wanted to do it. You may have motivated me to actually do it! Now if only there were a Staples in Morehead.... hmmm.... love the 2 pictures of the girls you used too!

    1. Haha...I'm not sure if you have an Office Max, Office Depot, or Kinkos closer to you, but maybe they might be able to do it. Or you could order from Staples maybe...I think there is a small fee for deliveries. Let me know if you do it!!



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