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DIY Photo Canvas for a Unique Display

This decoupage, DIY photo canvas is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

DIY Photo Canvas for a Unique Display

Hello, all! It’s Linda, from burlap+blue, here with another easy and creative way to create with Mod Podge! This decoupage, DIY photo canvas is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

Here’s how to make a custom photo display using decoupage medium and your own photos!

This decoupage, DIY photo display is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

DIY Photo Canvas

Materials:

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Canvas
  • Foam Brush
  • Ribbon or Twine
  • Tissue Paper
  • Washi Tape (optional)
  • Scissors
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Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut or tear your tissue paper into squares. I found this colorful pack of tissue paper from Target last week and have been using it for everything! Love the bright colors and fun patterns!

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Step 2: Start Mod Podging your pieces of tissue paper onto your canvas. I worked in small sections, applying Mod Podge, adding the tissue paper, and moving to another section.

Once a section was dry, I went back and added more Mod Podge and layered more tissue paper. There’s really no wrong way to go about this, just have fun creating your colorful canvas!

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Almost there! Once dry, add 2 – 3 coats of Mod Podge, letting your canvas dry fully in between coats.

Step 3: For a little extra color and pattern, I added a length of washi tape around the sides of my canvas. If you’d rather, you can instead also cover the sides with Mod Podge and tissue paper.

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Step 4: You can stop here if you’d like, and just use tape (or Mod Podge!) to attach a photo, but I wrapped my canvas with baker’s twine and tied it in the back. I can easily slip pictures in and out and change them up whenever the urge strikes.

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You can also attach the photo with Glue Dots, or by adding Mod Podge to the back and pressing down. You’ll probably want to leave a book on top of the canvas overnight if you choose the second method.

This decoupage, DIY photo display is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

And that’s it! Display on a shelf or wall, step back, and admire your new creation!

This decoupage, DIY photo display is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

Thank you so much for letting me share my photo canvas with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog. I’d also love for you to visit the following projects:

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CreativeKhadija

Friday 17th of April 2015

So beautiful... Cute idea!