I must say…I have been one busy beaver the last 6 weeks or so. I have had NO time for crafting and it has had me rather sad. I have a few projects sitting untouched on the back burner just itching to get done. But alas…they will have to wait a bit longer. The kids and I ran off with their cousins, aunties and grandma for a little vacation. But…I have my computer with me, so I will still be around, I just won’t be crafting. But, in the meantime, I will be sharing with you some Idea Room reader’s craftiness with you till I return. Then I promise…I will get back to our regularly scheduled crafting and what not! I have a lot to share with you! (If you would like a feature see here for details)
Today’s Idea Room Guest Reader is Sara from Simply Sara! She shares with us how to make some fun canvas photo collages. They are so simple but would be so fun to use to decorate a wall with your family photos. Thanks for sharing with us Sara!
Ever since getting a digital camera I have been terrible at printing pictures.
And by terrible I mean, I only print them if I get a frame and need a picture to put in it.
And even then, it usually takes me months to get my butt into walmart to get them developed.
Well, I decided that we really needed to showcase our pictures more and so I decided to make some canvas collages.
(thanks to my cousin Chelly for the inspiration!)
Wanna see how?
Step one: Print your pictures.
Now, I know I am always a step behind in the technology dept. but did you know that you can actually email your pictures in to walmart and pick them up less than an hour later. This is very exciting news, people! (maybe now I’ll print more pictures…)
Step two: Paint your canvas. I decided to paint mine this brown/taupish color. I wanted something neutral that would work anywhere in the house. (I just used Folk Art acrylic paint #472 Mushroom), but you can go crazy with whatever paint color you want.
Oh, and I only painted the sides. The rest will be covered up with pictures.
Step three: Lay your pictures out on your canvas and play around with them until you like how it looks. I decided to do three canvas because I am crazy and couldn’t decided which pictures to use and which ones not to. It’s like trying to decide which kid you love best. It just can’t be done.
So, I made two black and white canvas and one color one… and I love them all the same :D
Step four: cut those babies up so that you have lots of fun different shapes and sizes.
Step six: Mod Podge baby!
Cover your canvas and the back of each picture in mod podge.
Once all your pictures are on, apply a coat of mod podge over the entire thing.
Let it dry and add another coat.
Step Seven: Enjoy! Super easy right? My kids have had so much fun looking at them, and our baby girl especially loves pointing to the different pictures and telling me who she sees. “Papa” “Daddy” “Mommy”…. so cute!
Oh, one last thing, find a wall and hang these babies up.
Happy canvas collage making everyone!
**Thanks Sara! We love it! Go ahead and leave Sara some awesome comment love!