DIY-Faux Canvas Prints

More fun with wood today!!!!  My friend’s husband is a  wood worker and he was getting rid of a bunch of really beautiful wood.  At first I passed it up, thinking nah what am I going to do with it?  And then I quickly came to my senses, “what was I thinking?”  I ran right back over there and took a huge stack.  Guess, what everyone is getting for Christmas. 

I don’t know either but it is going to involve wood!


Today lets make faux canvas prints.  I can’t take all the credit for this cuteness.  A friend had something like this up in her house.

You will need:

  • 1 black and white picture (mine is 16 X 20 because I kept printing the same size to go in a frame I had thinking I was getting it bigger than the first.  Soooooo I had 3 of these laying around)
  • 1 piece of wood cut to the exact size of your photo
  • Black Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge or something like it
  • Paint Brush(not pictured but I figured you would know what that looks like


Paint all 4 edges of your board.  Depending on your scissor skills you may need to do a little on the top if any board is showing through.  Let it dry, it won’t take long.


Spread a coat of mod podge on the board and place your picture on top.  Make sure you smooth over your photo really well.  You don’t want any bubbles underneath. You could use a brayer.  A rolling pin works great, that is what I used.


Apply a nice coat of mod podge over the top of the photo and let it dry.  Don’t worry it dries clear.


That is it, your done.  I love the depth it gives your photo and it really does look like a canvas print.  Only mine cost $1.79, because I had everything.  and my new BFF Tommy gave me the wood.

It took a matter of minutes to make this.  I made one for me and one for my mom for mother’s day. 

I had to do something with those extra prints Smile

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  1. CUTE! I will show Tommy what you did with the piece of wood. Glad you took the wood...less going to the landfill!

  2. I showed you this :) Glad you love it! I love your blog...getting lots of ideas!!

  3. Hey...I'm a total stranger but I have been looking everywhere for a tutorial on how to do this! Thanks for posting about it...it's much easier than I was expecting it to be:)

  4. A DIY presentation of canvas prints on several occassions on the blog.

    Print on to Canvas



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