How to Easily Create Your Own DIY Canvas Print for Your Home! by Ben Olds

5 years ago
How to Easily Create Your Own DIY Canvas Print for Your Home!

It's easy to make your own canvas prints to hang on your walls at home! All you need is:

  • a stretched piece of canvas (found at Michael's or Hobby Lobby)
  • black paint
  • foam brush
  • Mod Podge
  • a photo

Here's how to do it:

  1. Order a print for the same size canvas that you get.
  2. Once you have your print, you will need to paint the edge of the canvas black (your photo will not cover this area). I also recommend painting onto the front of the canvas about 1 inch as well.
  3. When your paint is dry, apply a liberal amount of Mod Podge to the front of the canvas. Be sure to get all the way to the edge of the canvas.
  4. Lay your print down and smooth out from the middle. To keep flat when drying, lay face down and place a weight on the back.
  5. When dry, cover with one more coat of Mod Podge to seal.

Hang on the wall and enjoy! To read more about making your own canvas prints, click here!

Daveliou Stretched Canvas 11x14
Daveliou Stretched Canvas 11x14 $18
Provides an exceptional medium to inspire creativity at every stage of the painting process. Set of 5.
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue & Finish
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue & Finish $7
Dries clear in approximately 15 to 20 minutes and can be sanded to a smooth finish. Apply with brush or sponge applicator.
25-Piece Foam Brush Set
25-Piece Foam Brush Set $6
For use with acrylics. Brushes have wood handles and are 1-inch wide.

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Donna John
What a fun idea, Ben Olds! I have so many pictures I'd love to do something with. Thanks for the idea!
Ben Olds
If you need to make prints, Walgreen's now does large poster prints up to 24" x 36" at select locations. I order mine online and find a coupon code on for an additional discount!
Donna John
Good to know, Ben Olds! Thanks! I always use Walgreen's for my enlargements. Didn't know they did that large now. I'm on their email list and get coupons all the time that way. Great prices!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, what a great project idea, Ben Olds! You make it sound so easy, I just may try this. I have lots of photos that I would love to make prints of. Thank you for sharing!
Jan Mostrom
Ben Olds What a great project to try with my older kids. Thank you!!!!

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