Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cute canvas pictures....

As I was cleaning out the hutch last week I came across all kinds of things I forgot I had.  There were all kinds of candles, picture frames, and then these...........






I bought these a few years ago at Big Lots I believe.  I kept thinking....hmmmm what can I do with these things.
Now that its fall and getting chilly out we are stuck in the house.  So I get tired of looking at the same decorations, but don't want to spend tons of money (or no money at all )on all news things.  I am trying to think of things to redecorate with what I already have.  So here is what I did with these bad boys.


I printed out pictures...I already have a printer and the paper for it.  The canvas was too big for a 5x7 but to small for an 8x10.  So I printed out 8x10 pictures and had to cut them to fit.  That was the hard part.  I glued them on and then took modge podge and put a coat on them so I looked more like canvas than just a picture glued on there.


They are still a little wet thats why the lines are so distinct here.  I then took black ribbon and glued it around the outside edge to cover up the color of the background.



Took some thinner ribbon and tied it on the hook on the back.  Then made a bow to tie at the top.  Then just hung them on the wall.  Yeah the bows are kind of different but I find it hard to make 2 bows look the same much less 4.  They also look uneven in the picture but they aren't.  I guess I didn't get the right angle!


I also wanted to pass along a blog of a friend of mines.  She is selling Close to my Heart scrapbooking material.  Check out her blog right here.  She also has a give away going on right now. Check out her page when you get a chance.

29 comments:

Meg said...

What a cute idea! I might have to try this one. Thanks!

Tara said...

Looks great! What a creative idea!

Tracie said...

They turned out super cute! What a great idea!

Trish said...

You did a GREAT job...very crafty little lady...very crafty!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

That's awesome! I love those, you are so creative. I would have never thought to do that and now I want to. Very cool.

Linda said...

Thanks soooo much for this awesome idea...I will be doing this with some of my fav pics! Hope you have a FUN day!

Blessings,
Linda

Mama Holli said...

Perfect!!! I have a ton of photos and I love this project! You are such a clever young perky mama!! Your baby girl is just too precious for words!!! ADORABLE!
Mama Holli

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That was a great idea! I love black and white pictures, too!

Chari said...

Hi Kristi...

What a grand project! I think that doing your family photos over the stretch canvas frames is a great idea...they look fabulous!!! And...I love how you hung them with the pretty black ribbon! Thank you for sharing this great idea with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Katie said...

Great idea. I think I will have to do this one. Your are so creative, thanks

Wendy said...

I have looked at having these done at the print shop, but never thought to use Mod Podge. What a great idea and would make great gift for grandparents. Thank you!! wendy

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

What a fabulous idea! I have so many um...not good looking canvases that I would love to reuse! Your girl is ADORABLE. I just want to squeeze those cheeks!!

Maureen said...

I had no idea what you were going to do with those canvases... what a delightful surprise. Love them. I especially love way you hung them.

Astrid said...

Great idea for ho hum canvas art! Now I'm going to be on the look out for canvases to use!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really great idea!! I love black and white photos...can't wait to give this a try. Thanks!!

pk said...

I really like these and the fact that you reused something you already had to make them. They turned out so cute! Like hanging them from the ribbon too. Great job!

pk @ Room Remix

SuzSpeaks said...

these are great!! What kind of paper did you use?

my email is suzspeaks @ me dot com

Thank you!!

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Love it and anytime you can turn something into a way to show your kids photos always rocks.

tammy

jenjen said...

That is a darling idea! I love the way you cropped the pictures too. LOVE IT!

XOX
Jen

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

great idea! you did a super job. I like the touch of class the ribbon adds. Thanks for sharing.
gail

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a great "reinvention!" Such cute picture, you have a beautiful family. Thanks for linking up!

Nikki said...

This is such a great idea!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE this idea!!!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Good use of those canvases. I love the b&w pics.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhh a MUCH better use I say! Great idea! And I happen to like the bows all different. Makes the arrangement more interesting. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS #5!

Funky Junk Donna

Chris said...

I love this idea! I know a LIST of people I can give them too! Thank you!

Chandra Ferguson said...

I love this! I will be on the lookout for canvases that I can re-purpose.... Thanks for the great Idea! I love it!
Chandra

**Nicole** said...

What a wonderful idea!!! They turned out ADORABLE!!! :D

Jennifer said...

I love this idea!!