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Sunflower Wall Art Made with Mod Podge

If you can use Mod Podge then you can make these DIY sunflower wall art panels – and all you need are pictures from your printer! This sunflower wall decor is so easy.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be printing out photos, attaching them to a canvas with Mod Podge, and then applying tissue paper on top. It’s relatively easy, but I would have prior experience with Podge before trying.

Sunflower Wall Decor Made with Mod Podge

Hello to Mod Podge Rocks readers! This is Ruth and Sammy from Scraps N’ Strings and we are so excited to be sharing our DIY sunflower wall art with Amy the Mod Podge Queen! It truly is an honor :D. We figure we had better introduce ourselves a bit before we start.

I’m Ruth and I am a stay at home mommy of two (3 and 1) and a part-time photographer. I enjoy making “stuff” and taking pictures of them! I especially love to sew and like to break out the Mod Podge. I love anything that is quick and simple!

My name is Sammy and I have two darling little boys, 2 and 10 months. I’m a stay at home mom and I like to spend my zero amount of free time trying to be crafty and beautifying my home.

One of the first things my husband said to me when we bought our home was, “You want to put crafts up, don’t you?” So that’s what I’ve done. And now we’ve decided to share some of our ideas with you!

So now on to the tutorial!

DIY Sunflower Wall Art

Gather These Supplies

  • Four 8″ x 8″ wooden panel boards
  • Four sunflower pictures sized to the wall boxes
  • Acrylic paint – dark brown
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Distress inks
  • White tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Paintbrush
Unfinished wooden wall panel boards

I am so in love with this wall art, and it was super easy! First thing that you are going to need is four 8 x 8″ wooden wall boxes. I got mine at Porter’s for $4.99. You can go bigger if you want, but I figured these would be the easiest sizes to print pics for.

If you can use Mod Podge then you can make these DIY sunflower wall art panels - and all you need are pictures from your printer! This is so easy.

You also need to find four flower pictures that you like. I Googled mine. You can do the same and find pictures that you like. There are a lot of free images available on Pixabay.com, especially of flowers!

I used PicMonkey to change the color of my images to a light sepia, then added text to each picture (live, laugh, love, always) and put them in the bottom right of each picture.

After making that adjustment, I printed them onto cardstock before cutting the paper down to 8 x 8″ squares. My printer is an HP (dry ink), so while it’s an inkjet, the ink doesn’t bleed.

If you have a regular inkjet printer, I highly recommend getting them printed in laserjet so that the ink doesn’t bleed.

If you can use Mod Podge then you can make these DIY sunflower wall art panels - and all you need are pictures from your printer! This is so easy.

The next thing I did to make my sunflower wall art was paint the edges of the boxes a dark brown color, and then used Mod Podge Gloss to attach the pictures onto the tops of the boxes.

Tim Holtz distressing ink
Rub alcohol ink around the edges of each box

After I got all of the pictures attached, I took three of my fave distress inks and used a rag to rub some color around the edges of each box, making sure that each color stood out.

White tissue paper crumpled into a ball

This next step is what made me love these boxes. I wanted them to have an aged look, so I took some white tissue paper and crumpled it into a ball.

Then I uncrumpled it and put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the pictures and laid the tissue paper over the box. Then flatten the tissue paper over the top. It should look wrinkly and old.

Tissue paper Mod Podged onto the top of wood panels

After it is all pressed down, put another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the tissue paper. Make sure that you use a lot of Mod Podge to help the tissue paper get a sort of see-through look.

Once the Mod Podge dries, peel off the excess tissue paper and use a sharp knife around the edges to make sure that all of the excess comes off.

Second layer of Mod Podge on the top of tissue paper wall art

Last step is to apply one more layer of Mod Podge over the top and around all sides to that the finish has a nice shine to it. Let them dry overnight and voila!

DIY sunflower wall art

This sunflower wall art went straight up on the wall in my room, but don’t you have a cute little shelf or empty wall space in your home that these would be perfect for? I thought so . . .

Yield: 1 wall art

Sunflower Wall Decor

If you can use Mod Podge then you can make these DIY sunflower wall art panels - and all you need are pictures from your printer! This is so easy.

Learn how to make DIY sunflower wall art with this simple tutorial. So easy, so pretty!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Find four square flower images that you like and print to fit your panels.
  2. Paint the edges of the boxes with dark brown and let dry.
  3. Use Mod Podge Gloss to attach the pictures to the tops of the boxes. Smooth thoroughly and let dry.
  4. Use distress inks and a rag to rub some color around the edges of each box.
  5. Grab one sheet of white tissue paper and crumple it into a ball.
  6. Uncrumple and put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the pictures. Lay the tissue paper over the box. Flatten the tissue paper over the top.
  7. Add another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the tissue paper. Use a medium layer of Mod Podge.
  8. Once the Mod Podge dries, peel off the excess tissue paper. Use a sharp knife around the edges to remove the excess.
  9. Apply one more layer of Mod Podge over the top and around all sides. Let dry completely before hanging.

Notes

If you have a regular inkjet printer, I highly recommend getting them printed in laserjet so that the ink doesn't bleed.

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What do you think of my sunflower wall decor? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Tissue paper on top of a wood dresser with Mod Podge

PS – I recently redid the hutch in my living room using the same technique. I think it looks pretty cool. So if you try this project, don’t forget, it has other applications as well. Thanks for reading!

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