mod podge canvas photo display {a tutorial}

I found this colorful pack of tissue paper at Target a few weeks ago, and have been using it for all sorts of applications ever since. Finding an 8×10 canvas lying around my craft room, I decided to decoupage an easy photo display. Love how bright and colorful it is! Read on for the how-to…

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

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Canvas
  • Foam Brush
  • Ribbon or Twine
  • Tissue Paper
  • Washi Tape (optional)

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Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut or tear your tissue paper into squares.

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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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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!

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

Have a lovely day!

    


plantable greeting cards by reinCARDnation {my new favorite thing}

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Every once in a while, I run across a handmade shop that is so innovative and fresh, I just have to share it with you all… reinCARDnation is just such a shop. The concept is simple: they create plantable, biodegradable greeting cards that turn into wildflowers! The cards are all created by the artist, Katherine Gifford, whose work is so inspiring; take a look at the beautiful and colorful selection of cards Katherine has created. The idea that you can send a card that will have a second life as beautiful wildflowers is so imaginative.

Want to know a little more about the process? Instructions are included on each card (and here on their site), but the below image shows how their tagline, “make someone happy and their world beautiful” comes to life…

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So cool, right?

reinCARDnation also takes custom orders, so if you have an idea for a wedding invitation, birthday, anniversary etc., Katherine can bring your vision to life! I also think these would also make great bridal/baby shower favors.

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reinCARDnation has a beautiful Instagram feed, as well as Facebook page, so be sure to follow them (I especially love seeing photos of customer cards turned into blooms)!

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reinCARDnation is offering free shipping when you buy 3 or more cards (US only).

I’d love to know which reinCARDnation card is your favorite! Leave a comment and let us know.

This post was sponsored by reinCARDnation. All opinions, though, are my own.

    


coastal elegance {home tour}

Designer Brooke Wagner has a home straight from the pages of a magazine, without looking too formal and constrained. Her style is casual and neutral, with pops of fun here and there (like the below wallpapered ceiling)! I adore this home, and know you will, too…

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