Do you remember photo strip booths? They used to be in every movie theater I went to when I was young. Now I see them from time to time, but never when I have someone with me to take photos. I decided I wanted to recreate the photo booth experience in my own apartment, and make it larger so that I could use it as canvas art – so that’s exactly what I did! You can make this with photos of you and your significant other, friends, family or even pets. Anyone you love is fair game! This canvas art would also make a great gift for a wedding or anniversary.
Photo Booth Canvas Art
- Computer and printer
- 5 x 7 photo paper (and photos to print)
- 5 x 7 canvases – 4
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Acrylic paint – black
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Heart stickers or other embellishments
Use Snapfish or your computer’s software to edit your photos and print them. I took my four photos on my phone, turned them black and white on Snapfish, then printed them on HP premium 5 x 7 photo paper.
Trim the edges of your photos slightly to fit on the canvas – use scissors or a paper cutter.
Add a medium layer of Mod Podge to the top of one of the canvases – cover the entire thing.
Smooth your photo down on the top of the canvas. Flip over and smooth from the inside as well. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Mod Podge over the top of the canvas to seal. Let dry and repeat steps 2 – 4 with the other three canvases.
Paint the edges of all four canvases with a paintbrush and black acrylic paint. Let dry.
Tip #2: Use the photo edge as your painting guide. If you are a beginner painter, you may want to use stencil tape to block off the edges before painting.
Add any embellishments you like to the fronts of all four canvases – I added heart stickers and also drew on my canvases with Sharpie markers.
When you are done, you have two options for hanging the canvases. You can glue them together, end to end, and then hang them as one large canvas. You can also secure each canvas to the wall separately, keeping them close together as you hang.
This photo booth canvas art project was so quick to make – and now everyone knows how much I love my dog Roxie (who has passed away0. It's the perfect memorial. I want to make a few different versions of these for friends!