Father’s Day Canvas for $15

If your name is Mr. Med School you better not be peeking at my blog because I told you not to look!
 

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I love giant photo canvases!  
 
I found this awesome tutorial via Pinterest on how to make a super cheap gigantic photo canvas and I just had to give it a shot!.
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First I had Tracy Rowell of Reflection Images (Florence, SC) take a beautiful photo of my kids :-).  Then I ordered a 20X30 print from Walgreens.  I had a 33% off coupon so it only cost me $15!  I cut the white edges off. 
 
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 Then I used the table saw to cut a piece of plywood 20X30”.  Man that was scary!  And exhilarating.  And awesome.  I hope hubby doesn’t mind that I stole some of his plywood for this project!
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(If you don’t have a table saw you can ask an employee at Lowes to cut one for you.)
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Then I spray painted the edges of the plywood.IMG_7549
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Then just mod podged the photo to the board!  Easy peasy!
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Did I buy mod podge?  Naw.  Did you know you can make your own by simply mixing equal parts water and Elmers glue???  Crazy.  It will have a matte finish instead of a glossy one, which is the look I was going for anyway.
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 And then when it’s dry, TA-DA! I love the way it turned out.
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And to make it special for Fathers Day I had the kids put their hand prints on the back and the ones that can write wrote their names.  Doesn’t Gabe’s hand print look huge!?  It’s almost as big as mine!
 

5 thoughts on “Father’s Day Canvas for $15

  1. That is amazing!

    That’s for sharing. I was especially impressed with the table saw. I will need the guy at Lowe’s or perhaps a neighbor. Speaking of which…this is a great idea for me to share.

  2. Hard to decide which I like best, the front or the precious back. My Momma always said, put everybody’s name and date on the back. When I was young, I didn’t think that was necessary. How could I forget. Well now many of the baby pictures of my daughters look more alike which I didn’t realize when they were little. You’ll be glad you did this.

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