Painted Photo Canvas

I’ve been wanting to replace the old pictures in our place. We’ve had the old New York pictures on our walls for almost 10 years. Ten years ago, we were just college students, getting our own place together. 
Looking at our apartment now, so much has changed. We have grown and became a family in this apartment. The pictures on the walls are slowly being replaced with family photos. I saw an opportunity to get a little crafty with the photos. 

This wall (below) used to be filled with photos of New York City. I love those pictures but after the little guy and I had a painting party,  hubby insisted that the painting he made should go on the wall. We also added some pictures I took of the little guy painting. 
I have two pictures on lions above the TV that I want to replace. This frame is going to be one of the two replacement.

You will need:
Small canvas
Acrylic paint (metallic brown and blue)
Small blue buttons
Favorite photo
4 photo corners
Extra strength craft glue

1. Cover the canvas with brown paint, including sides. Let the paint dry and do a second layer. Dry completely.

2. Draw a blue line (about 1 centimeter in thickness) across one side, one inch from the side. Let dry. Then draw a line one along the bottom (1 centimeter in thickness), one inch from the bottom. I use a ruler to keep the lines straight. Let each line dry before starting the other. After the lines are dry, do another layer.

3. Once all paint is dry, glue the buttons in the corners of the bottom square that was formed by the lines.

 4. Draw some thin glue lines on the back of the picture. Place the photo corners on the picture. Center the photo in the upper rectangle that was formed by the lines. Press lightly and let dry.

Hang and Enjoy!!

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  1. Very cute!  I love working with canvas.  I should give this a try.  Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  2. Love it!

  3. What a cute little frame!  Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  4. I love this!  What a great idea to make a frame out of canvas!

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