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Monday, February 21, 2011

{DIY} Photo Canvas (& a Poster Print Giveaway!)

Good Monday morning! Are some of you lucky ducks off today?! I am NOT...but I'm too excited about the progress made in Babygirl's Room this weekend to let Monday bum me out. The ceiling was painted, AND the final steps of the faux-crown molding were completed! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I can't wait to share it with you.

Today I'm showing you another inexpensive DIY artwork project I did for her room. When I spotted this photo from Lonny, I knew I wanted to include a large photo in the new design.

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I loved that they aren't serious, posed photos too...they really show the little girl's personality. I thought of framing the photo enlargement , but I've already framed these six prints

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and these three nailhead trim cards.

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I thought the room might be getting a little frame heavy (not to mention the gallery wall I'm planning!). I looked into having a photo canvas made, but that would have run me $100 or more....so I made my own!

First thing I needed was a 16x24 poster print, so I went with Poster Brain after reading many amazing reviews about them. And they did not disappoint!! I simply uploaded my photo file and a few days later my poster arrived.

The only other supplies I needed were an inexpensive canvas from the craft store, spray adhesive and strong glue.

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1. Trim the poster to the dimensions of your canvas. My photo was the same width, but taller. I wanted it to wrap around the sides of the canvas, so I left an extra inch on the top and bottom.
2. Spray the back of the poster print liberally with adhesive, then center on the canvas. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles and turn face down and allow to dry flat.
3. Fold the photo overlap around the sides of the canvas. My spray adhesive was not strong enough to hold the thick photo paper down, so I ran a strip of FabriTac along the edges. Painter's tape held everything in place while it dried overnight. I think the photo would have wrapped easier had I slightly scored the backside along the fold line first.

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It's lightweight, so it's safe to prop on top of the Fancy Pants Highboy.....here's the shot that makes my heart race:

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I never get tired of looking at that cheery, yellow treasure!

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The photo canvas is layered with a Provence poster mounted on foam core board, and a tissue puff ball. So nothing painful if they were they to topple over (especially once we enter the drawer slamming phase)!

 
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I'm am thrilled with the project, but mostly with the quality and price of the poster print. Want to make your own photo canvas too...or enlarge your favorite photo into a poster? Poster Brain is giving away one free 24" x 36" poster, and free shipping to everyone who enters!

Here are your FIVE chances to enter:

1. Be a follower of Hi Sugarplum and leave a comment telling me.
2. Like Hi Sugarplum on Facebook.
3. Post to your Facebook about the Poster Brain Giveaway on Hi Sugarplum & leave a comment telling me.
4. Follow Hi Sugarplum on Twitter.
5. Tweet the Poster Brain Giveaway on Hi Sugarplum & leave a comment telling me.
Be sure your email address is in your comment so Poster Brain can email you the Free Shipping Code! I'll keep the giveaway open until 8pm Friday night, and announce the winner Saturday, February 26. Good luck!

Update:: The Free Shipping code will be announced Saturday with the winner! Check back then because the code will only be valid for 10 days!

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Did you tackle any projects this weekend...big or small? I bet the crick in my neck from painting the ceiling rivals whatever project ailments you developed! And PS -- Happy, happy birthday to my dear, sweet, talented and beautiful BBFF Megan!! xo

97 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, you continue your reign as queen of DIY- this is amazing! Love how it turned out and that yellow dresser, be still my heart!
    Fabulous giveaway- fingers crossed!!

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  2. So very cute! Love that picture of her (and the highboy, too, of course).

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  3. that is amazing! great tip on poster brain :)) thanks!

    and that is such a precious photo of your little princess!

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  4. I love your blog so much and can't wait to see what you have to share next. I posted the Poster Brain Giveaway to my Facebook page!!! Thanks so much
    -Ursie
    Shinysundow@hotmail.com

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  5. Your canvas came out great! I especially love it propped up on the highboy. Really fun and whimsical!
    Thank you for the chance for your giveaway....I follow you!

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  6. Your canvas looks great! I am a follower!

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  7. I am a follower of Hi Sugarplum! through GFC and my email is on my blogger profile :)

    Your photo canvas looks great Cassie!!

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  8. i love that adorable photo! and i never get sick of seeing that fantsy pants dresser either. :)

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  9. Oh yes please! I'm definitely a follower, how could I not be! Oh I'm still lovin' that high boy..it is just perfect and love the vignette above!
    dksigwalt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. GORG. And great job! You have mad skillz because I dont see any bumps, lumps or wrinkles! By the way, adorable picture. She's a rock star!

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  11. I check out your blog everyday! Love you inuendos! I'm wondering what size ribba frames you used for the paris calendar? I need to get some artwork on my wall.

    Thanks,
    Denise

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  12. You are so amazing!!! The photo is SO perfect! This is going to be one fabulous room!

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing this how-to. I love the look but couldn't bear to spend $100!

    I tweeted!

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  14. I've had you on my RSS feed for a month or two now! I read every post!

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  15. Gotta love PosterBrain! :) I love seeing all the pieces for Little Girl's room come together. I adore that yellow highboy! I think I might need it!

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  16. That is so fantastic you did it yourself! It looks great especially on the high boy!

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  17. Brilliant, as usual, and I *love* that canvas on top of the fancy pants highboy!!! It's so perfect and *darling* of your kiddo! I'm already thinking up things to do with the poster...(c:

    edwards3@live.com

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  18. So sweet. I love that highboy. The color is stunning. I'm a follower.

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  19. So gorgeous. What a face on her!! That photo is precious. The room is really coming together! My daughter has pom poms {puff balls} in her room, too! :)

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  20. That looks great on top of that highboy! And the picture of her is so cute!

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  21. Awesome giveaway -- I really enjoy your blog!

    shanahertz@yahoo.com

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  22. What a great picture! The "drawer slamming phase" - haha - we are sooo already there! My daughter is 4 going on 16!

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  23. This is great timing--I have been thinking about doing some big poster prints!! Thanks for sharing--she's a cutie! {Oh, and I'm a follower}
    shannon{at}shannon berrey{dot}com

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  24. That is such a clever idea! I follow your blog.

    smitchell3000@gmail.com

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  25. I am following. megsmindnet@gmail.com

    Also, I never get tired of looking at that cheery yellow treasure either. : )

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  26. That picture is adorable!!! I'm a follower of your blog and I love it :)

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  27. Love it! What an adorable picture!! I would love to do that with a photo of the girls. We finally finished the entryway redo!!

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  28. I tweeted about it here:

    http://twitter.com/HolliLiane

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  29. New follower. LOVE this project!!! I have the perfect picture to try it.

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  30. And I shared on Facebook (trosekay at comcast dot net)

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  31. I love following your blog because you have such cute ideas. Thanks for sharing the DIY photo canvas!

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  32. Your daughter is adorable. Great photo of her! I'm a follower and a huge fan of your happy yellow fancy pants highboy. Love the touch of the fun pink pom pom!

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  33. What a GREAT idea! I love this and am definitely going to make one! I don't have a facebook or a twitter (I know, I'm in the dark ages), otherwise I would totally enter for a free poster. I am a follower of your amazing blog though (and I too can't get enough of that fancy yellow dreamy dream!!).

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  34. Love that picture - she is so cute!! Thanks for the recommendation & giveaway - you know I'm a follower girl ;)

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  35. What a fabulous idea!!! I love it!

    I'm a follower :-)

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  36. Such a cute/fun photo of your daughter. Love it on top of the highboy.

    -Rene

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  37. I follow u...pdwilles@sbcglobal.net

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  38. of course i follow you!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow on GFC.

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  40. I follow you on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @purplelarkspur

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  41. I tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/39807787747909632

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  42. Oooooh, that looks awesome. What a great picture that is :) I keep meaning to do a big canvas of Lil too.

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  43. I love it! Will definitely do this eventually! I am so overwhelmed with moving right now!

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  44. Totally tweeted about the poster giveaway!

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  45. Your daughter's room is so sweet! And what great DIY projects- kudos to you! I would love to be part of this giveaway. Thanks for doing this! :)

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  46. I love the Highboy. I wish I had one for my daughter's room. I am a follower and can't wait to win that free poster.
    www.chandrassouthernlife.blogspot.com

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  47. That picture of you daughter is precious! Great choice- would love to win one here- and since it was my birthday, maybe you could just pick me!! Ha:) Thanks for the love!!

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  48. I love the quality of your canvas picture...and I especially love the fact that it's not as expensive as ordering an actual canvas print. Thanks for you wonderful and fun-to-read blog:)

    I "like" you on Facebook.

    shanna_lockman@hotmail.com

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  49. Beautiful room and love the idea! I am following now. Thanks!

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  50. wonderful timing!!!! we are going to do this for our church nursery, but this will cut costs a good bit!!!

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  51. your poster turned out great! will definitely be doing one (or three) in our playroom!
    erin
    elsmith0529@att.net

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  52. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm a new follower to your awesome blog! I LOVE that yellow highboy!

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  53. I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

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  54. I liked you on FB and am a new follower!! Hooray and crossing fingers for the giveaway!

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  55. You are a genius! Love the Highboy, and the adorable photo of your princess. I am a follower and I liked you on facebook too!

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  56. Love it! I'm a follower via Google Reader. jennifer @ toadhaven . com

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  57. Now following & entering in on this fabulous prize! Thanks!

    [vickylynn07@yahoo.com]

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  58. The highboy and the vignette on top turned out just right with the perfect mix of glamour, freshness and fun that every little girl (and big girl too!) loves! Kuddos to you again Cassie! Thanks for the giveaway, btw, I'm a follower :-)

    Happysunshine42@gmail.com

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  59. Really super cool!! I'm a new follower of Hi Sugarplum :D

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  60. great job!
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  61. What a GREAT idea! I would love to try this out!

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  62. great idea! i am a follower

    justinewillhoit@gmail.com

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  63. i also follow you on twitter :)

    justinewillhoit@gmail.com

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  64. I loooove this, I don't think you could have picked a cuter photo :)

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  65. great tutorial! such a cute photo of her. of course, i'm a follower!

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  66. I love your ideas! Thanks for continuing to share and inspire :)

    I'm a new follower - mrs.natalie.little@gmail.com

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  67. cute! want to do for my baby's room! new follower!

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  68. I am new follower and LOVE this idea!! Will be trying it!!

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  69. I'm a new follower, although I've been blog stalking for a bit;) Excited to try out the great Poster Brain deal!

    danielleyeager (at) ymail (dot) com

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  70. So cute, cant wait to try it!
    I'm a new follower!

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  71. So excited to try this!

    Thanks!
    archibald.chelsea@gmail.com

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  72. great idea! just became a follower. my email is in my blogger profile. ;)

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  73. Love, love, love it! Your blog is always so fun and lively

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  74. Thank you for posting such a useful, impressive and a wicked article./Wow.. looking good!
    Canvas Prints From Photos

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  75. What a great idea!! I'm a follower of Hi Sugarplum!

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  76. Awesome idea! I'm your newest follower!

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  77. lori.raymond@gmail.com -- I like the facebook page, too!

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  78. Your blogs are great. I imagine I will spend quite a bit of time sifting through them. I found it while searching for DIY Photo Canvases. I'm redecorating my parent's basement, and I think a few giant pictures on the walls are just what it needs. I too balked at the prices for getting them made.

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  79. I love that shot of your daughter-It's gorgeous! Thank for sharing this project, I'm currently working on my daughter's room as well, you've got some great ideas that i may have to "borrow"

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  80. I love this idea and have already done one for my boys' room, am actually going to do three. I also have an old poster of mine that I want to mount on foam bored. i was wonderng, did you use the spray adhesive or something like midge podge for that since it isn't as thick?

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  81. wow, what a great idea. Just stumbled upon your blog and am loving all your projects.

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  82. Your photo on canvas is just beautiful! Would love it if you could share the procedure for how you did the overlay of words on the photo. :)

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  83. Different pictorial presentation designed that fits for a particular place.

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  86. Hey, My name is Laura and I blog about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique photo display ideas and I just want to let you know I love this idea! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display their photos! thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing.

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