by laura janning

Easy Photo Project ( That You Can Do Today)

July 20, 2012

Happy Friday. I hope it's been a great week for you. I want to share a really quick and easy photo project with you today.
This makes a great gift or you can hang it on your own walls if you want. This was actually a gift from my children to their Aunt (aka Daka.)
Supplies Needed:
  • Canvas Board - I used an 16x20 board
  • Burlap - you will need enough to cover the front and sides of your board
  • Tacky Spray- to secure your burlap to the canvas board.
  • Stapler- to secure the burlap to the back of the canvas mount. You can also use glue to secure.
  • Picture frame w/photo
  • Acrylic Paint and Stencils for your lettering ( optional).
Step 1 - Cover your canvas board with your burlap. The burlap should be pulled tight so that it is smooth with no creases. Secure the ends of the burlap to the back of the canvas board with hot glue or a stapler. The corners should be folded in and excess material cut for a neat and tidy look.
Step 2- Position your frame with your photo in it, center to the board and secure with hot glue. 
 Step 3 is Optional- Lettering on your board. I created stencils with my silhouette machine but any stencils or free hand lettering will work. Apply your choice of paint color to the letters. Let dry.
 Step 4- Ready to wrap if it's intended for a gift or hang on your own wall to enjoy.
We are off for our longest road trip yet with our kids- Dallas Texas. I hope it's 2000  miles with no fussing, fighting or screaming!! I also hope to make it back to blog about it. 
In the meantime, next week I'll be sharing a "green project",  my backyard paradise and one of my favorite blogs is showing up to keep you company.
 Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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  1. This is SO pretty! What a clever project!

    Take care


  2. There's nothing burlap can't cure!
    Have fun in Dallas!
    I'm heading off for a 12 hour road trip (hope I survive)!

  3. Very Cute! Stopping by from tt&j.

  4. I love that frame!...and to think i spent way too much money on Pottery Barn burlap matted frames and I could have done these that are so much cuter!!....Have a fun and safe trip to Dallas!...I will be sure to check the news every night just to make sure that there is no incidents of a "Mom Gone Wild"...

  5. Super cute. What a great gift!

  6. I have found so many great crafting ideas today! I'll be busy for months! Found you thru the blog hop! Following! YAY!

    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

  7. That frame turned out so beautiful! I'll have to try that. I just found you through the blog hop, and I'd love it if we followed each other! Your blog is adorable:)

    Shelby xoxo

  8. Super cute and I love burlap!! Newly following from the blog hop!

  9. That is so cool. I wish I had one for my wall ;)

    Stopping by from this huge blog hop! Newest follower. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can!


  10. That's cuter than cute. I may try that this week, I have an old canvas and tons of photos!

  11. This is so cute! I may have to try it! I found you via the july blog hop and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a visit back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

  12. I love this project! So cute, and yet so easy to DIY! New follower from the July blog hop!


  13. Sa-weet! Never met a burlap project I didn't love. :) Safe travels!
    xo Heidi

  14. lovely frame. come share it at our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party ! looking forward to seeing you there.

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