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DIY Photo Canvas Keepsake

I have tons of photos that just sit in a box and never get looked at.

Whenever I go through the photos I get frustrated with myself for not displaying them properly so I decided to do something about it.

This DIY Photo Canvas Keepsake is so easy to make that I am thinking about doing this with a bunch of photos and creating a gallery wall in my living room.

DIY Photo On Canvas Keepsake

This post sharing how to make a DIY photo canvas keepsake contains affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will receive a small portion of the sale at no additional cost to you.

All you need to create a DIY Photo Canvas is:

  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Tissue Paper
  • Printer/Scanner
  • Printer Paper
DIY Photo Canvas Keepsake

Select a photo and scan it with your printer/scanner. Tape just the edges of a piece of tissue paper to the edges of a piece of printer paper.

This will make the tissue paper run through the printer smoothly without being ripped to shreds.

Print the photo onto the tissue paper and then remove the printer paper backing.

Immediately press the tissue paper onto the canvas.

Apply ModPodge and be sure to smooth out any lines or bumps but be sure not to rip the tissue paper.

This part takes a lot of patience and you may have a few errors but when you are all done, you will hardly notice them.

Don’t worry if your Mod Podge looks like it is washing the image away, it should dry clear.

DIY Photo on Canvas Keepsake

When selecting a canvas and photo, I left some space so I could add the lyrics to one of our Wedding Songs. I just typed it up in Microsoft Word Processor and printed it out.

I applied Mod Podge and added ribbons and embellishments to finish off the look.

DIY Photo Canvas Keepsake

After adding all of the ribbon and embellishments to the front of the canvas I needed a way to hang my DIY Photo Canvas, so I decided to use more ribbon.

DIY Photo on Canvas Keepsake

I stapled the ribbon in the places I wanted it to be and tied a bow to hang the canvas. It really is this simple and I hope you enjoyed this DIY Photo Canvas project!

More Ways to Make a Personalized Project

Cheap DIY Photo Canvas

If you are on a budget, you can still make a beautiful DIY photo canvas. Here’s how:

Find a free printable photo frame online. Print out the frame and cut it out.

Apply a thin layer of Homemade Mod-Podge to the back of the frame. Place the frame on the center of your canvas and press it down gently.

Use a brayer to smooth out any air bubbles. Let the Mod Podge dry completely.

Personalized DIY Photo Canvas

If you want to make a truly unique DIY photo canvas, you can personalize it with a special message or design. Here’s how:

Use a computer to create a personalized message or design. Print out your design and cut it out.

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of your design. Place your design on the center of your canvas and press it down gently.

Use a brayer to smooth out any air bubbles. Let the Mod Podge dry completely.

Gift Ideas

A DIY photo canvas is a great gift for any occasion. It is a thoughtful and personal way to show your loved ones how much you care.

Here are a few ideas for gifts:

  • A baby shower gift: Use a photo of the baby to create a personalized photo canvas.
  • A wedding gift: Use a photo of the bride and groom to create a personalized photo canvas.
  • An anniversary gift: Use a photo of the couple to create a personalized photo canvas.
  • A birthday gift: Use a photo of the birthday person to create a personalized photo canvas.
  • No matter what the occasion, a DIY photo canvas is a surefire way to make a special someone smile.
DIY Photo on Canvas

Pin this project for later and be sure to come back and let me know how yours turned out.

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Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Rosemary

Monday 29th of March 2021

wow

Jennifer Shelton

Sunday 9th of August 2015

I would love to try this! I love anything that is made with modpodge!!!

DJ

Tuesday 30th of June 2015

Very nice photo frame! I love diy's.

Kate

Thursday 4th of June 2015

Wonderful project, I've seen similar to this but none have done the tissue paper. What a great idea, will have to give it a go with one of my vacation photos! :)

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