[Music] you got something out there Lord just so hey lovebugs welcome back to my channel so today I have a DIY project for you guys we are making DIY photo canvases that’s right photo canvases DIY like wall art only with your picture now you can blow your picture up put it on a canvas and hang it on the wall and you don’t have to spend like $100 to do it okay as long as I have a pretty good camera you should be good to go this is one of my favorite favorite DIYs not only is it good for decorating your own home but these are also really good for giving as gifts especially if you have kids grandparents parents everyone wants to get pictures of your kids well not everybody not everyone don’t gave me pictures of you but everybody generally loves to get pictures of kids and what better way to see your grandchild than blown up on a photo canvas and they’re very inexpensive okay which is a very very nice way to say cheap but they’re worth it they are beautiful and I get so many questions on the ones that I have hanging in my house these are the campuses that I need on my daughter was little and they came out so nice I hope you guys like this video if you do give it a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe if you’re not subscribed to my channel already know what are you waiting for it is completely free and I make some pretty awesome videos okay just click the link down below so you guys can check through my videos I hope you love this tutorial just as much as I do and let’s go ahead and get started okay so start him off with your materials we are going to use a Mod Podge and this is just the glossy one of course you’re going to need something to pour all your paint and stuff in I just have some black acrylic paint a sponge brush as well as some scissors of course your canvas and the picture that you’re going to put on your canvas so the picture that I have is actually a by 20 which I got printed up at Walmart for about $12 and the canvas I got like a pack of these on sale at a seymour for maybe about $7 so everything that I’m doing is 16 by 20 and what I’m doing right now is just painting at these sides and a little bit of the inner corners with that black acrylic paint now kerlick paint is water-soluble and it’s washable so if you get it on your floors or on your hands or something you can just wash it off with soap and water so now you want to sit that down and just let it dry for a little bit and this is what the canvas should look like you don’t need to paint the whole entire canvas because the picture is going to go over it but you definitely want to paint the sides just to make sure that none of the edges are going to show so now I’m just going to go ahead and measure the photo up against the canvas and as you can see it overlaps a little bit so I drew a little line to mark where it overlaps and now I’m just going to use a straight edge I have my clipboard here and I’m going to just extend that line all the way down so I know exactly where to cut there we go so now the canvas fits the photo or the photo fits the canvas really well and that’s how it should look now we’re going to go ahead and take our Mod Podge I love this stuff but we’re just going to take our dry canvas go ahead and put Mod Podge all over the front and it doesn’t matter how you put it on you don’t have to go in straight line there’s no particular design you have to use to add this Mod Podge this is just what’s going to adhere the photo to the actual canvas I do want to tell you you don’t want to put too much on this part because you’re trying to get it to dry nice and flat if you put too much Mod Podge it might get a little messy and slippery and it may not dry as fast or you may end up having globs of my podge everywhere and Mod Podge is just very similar to glue only it’s a lot better than regular glue I’m going to go ahead and clean up the sides a little bit just to make sure nothing’s overlapping and then I’m going to go ahead and place the photo down on top of that Mod Podge so make sure everything’s lined up properly go ahead and press the corners down and then what you’re going to want to do is flip the canvas over and go ahead and press down to get all of the air bubbles out now this part too sometimes I use a book or you know something heavy that just kind of holds at the picture in place now once that dries for about maybe five minutes it doesn’t take long to dry it all we’re going to go back in with the Mod Podge and on this part you can definitely be very generous and what I’m doing now is just covering the actual photo in mod podge and don’t worry it is going to dry too clear but what it’s going to do is just make the photo nice and matte so that it looks like it’s supposed to be attached to the canvas instead of looking like a picture that you disattach the canvas and I’m just kind of Fanning it dry here if you guys can see how fast the stuff does dry and the finish that it leaves is just simply amazing so I let it go ahead and dry outside and the Sun for about maybe ten minutes and everything drives nice and clear the sides are nice and clear and uniform as you can see there’s still some little shiny parts that haven’t dried yet but that’s alright because I need to go ahead and hand these things up so what I’m going to do is just take a nail and just place it where I want to and actually have a couple of these that I did as decoration so I’m just going to go ahead and arrange them all on the wall and just show you guys another example of how you can arrange them wherever you’re decorating shout out to my beautiful friends for letting me take their pictures and hang them up they all look so amazing even my Nana you guys recognize her from the video that we did and there you have it this DIY is so so simple to do and it looks so nice and professional and expensive right and this is what the wall looks like when it’s done thank you guys so much for watching please don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and I’ll see you guys in my next video bye


  1. Your Nana!!?? WHAT?? She certainly does not look old enough to have an adult grandchild. You are drop dead gorgeous yourself so it must be nice to have perfect genetics. Seriously your Nana is beautiful.

  2. Lanna …. this was fantastic! This is the first time I've seen your video … can you tell me which Camera you used for those photos? Walmart did an amazing job! Sadly I live in the UK so can't let them do mine, but it was nice to watch. Thumbs up …. new Subbie xx

  3. Is that a poster print? Because I tried to order a print and Walmart doesn't do 16 *20 the poster is 12 dollars for the 16*20 also is it the glossy print??

  4. Hey I bought all the stuff to make this but can you please show us how you did the back drops I am doing this for my daughters birthday next week

  5. Omg I bought the matte mod podge because that’s what u have listed in the description box but in the video your said glossy so which did you use in the video?

  6. Help! I tried this but I think I used too much glue. I'm hoping it will look ok when it dries if not is there a way to fix this??

  7. I love this and also I great picture would be somewhere after 6:52 maybe where your hand goes up? 🤷🏽‍♀️ I thought it was nice lol even tho imma year late.

  8. Your video definitely saved a few steps compared to others ive watched and its beautiful, thanks for sharing this💖

  9. I’d like to do wall art with our wedding photos, however, I’m unsure on what sizes to do. Looking to do wall collage so should I stick to 16×20?

  10. My life just changed!!! I have been holding back from hanging my eagles cheer pics up bc I didn’t wanna spend tons of money getting them blown up and canvased but girlllllllllll now I can do it myself. THANK YOU!!! 😩

  11. Hi dear i liked it ..I am gonna try ..but how is that photo printed it's little shiny !! One with grey colour first photo ..what is the type of print and where did you printed ??

  12. Hey Alanna, loved this video! One question, can you tell me more about the quality or material of the printed photo?

  13. Dope. Definitely looking to give my place a little bit of style. Some thing the ladies can appreciate. Thank you.

  14. Thanks sis. I was going to pay over 50 for this. I can do this DIY for a fraction of the cost. It looks great. Your gma looks fabulous.

  15. I was successful at one out of two pictures I attempted this on. The one that I messed on, i think I used too much mod on the last step because it didn't dry clear 🙁 it happened to be a cute pic of my daughter and I. Do I have to buy a completely new canvas before I put the new picture on there? I'm just not happy about having to buy another picture. It was jacked up in the first place when I picked it up. It was rolled up and the other picture was right behind it 😡 but the Wal-Mart associate insisted that's how they send them out the door 😡😡

  16. Im sorry she said her nana, as in grandmother, or is there another meaning for nana. Let me tell you your video was great, but when you said you nana I was like woo, what a minute….this woman is not only gorgeous she is ageless. So with that being said I have some questions 1. what she eat or don't eat? 2. what she drinking? Overall what she be doing? cause my God tell her she's blessed.

  17. Hi I stopped by to support you're channel 🥰 I have subscribed and liked I hope you subscribe back so we can support each others channels Hugs 🤗🥰

  18. Use a real paint brush and make sweeping strokes it looks like it's hand painted. Also if u copy a picture onto regular printer paper put MP all over it and place it face down on a tshirt; when it dries you put the tshirt in cool water. The paper comes off but the image stays with the glue. Shirt looks airbrushed. I've done it for years

  19. This is a great 👍 idea I will certainly give it a try instead of paying loads of money for a Canvas online. That glue in the end is another great idea.

  20. I was literally about to order some canvases for my mom's birthday of the grandkids. I found them for $24.99 for one…THANK YOU, cause now I can DIM (do it myself) and my mom still loves things us adult kids make..

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