I don’t know how I have gone 39 years without using Mod podge for craft projects but I used it for the first time today and love it. I wanted photos on canvas for the laundry room but I wanted thin ones and I didn’t want to send out for them to be done, then I saw this tutorial on how to DIY canvas prints from the blog Life as a Thrifter
Here is my inspiration image
I would have loved to have mine under the cabinets as she did put I opted to put a shelf there to keep things from sliding behind the front loading machines, so Plan B was to hang them above the cabinets. I didn’t have any pictures of my kids playing with the laundry, well one of my oldest but he would kill me if I printed it, I then thought I would grab pictures of them being messy, well my youngest hates being messy even on her 1st birthday she didn’t get messy with her cake; so I just chose cute pictures that captured their personalities.
You need very few items to make your own canvas prints- I printed out 8×10 pictures on glossy photo paper, and I purchased a foam brush, the 8×10 canvas boards and the yellow container of Mod Podge at Michaels.
After printing off the picture use a paper cutter to make sure your print is the same size as your canvas. Brush on a thin but not too thin layer of Mod Podge to the canvas and lay the photo on top, photo side up, gently smoothing it over to prevent any bubbles. Then brush a very thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the photo, there may be some slight bleeding depending on your printer, I did not have any with my HP inkjet. After it dries apply one more then layer.
I found the wooden pants Hangers at my Local Harris Teeter Grocery Store, they were perfect because they didn’t have any brand name on the wood itself.
I used the extra small clear 3m command hooks, the small ones were a little too big and the hangers would sit really crooked.