It's time for another Monthly DIY Challenge! This month is all about Mod Podge and if you know me you know I love this stuff. I've used it in many projects throughout our home, so of course I was thrilled when Plaid offered to send us Mod Podge for this month's challenge item. There's also a great giveaway, so be sure to stick around and enter for a chance to win!
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- Mod Podge
- Family photos (I used 8x10)
- Larger paint brush
- Canvas upholstery fabric
- 1/2" x 1/4" wood trim
- Espresso stain
- All purpose adhesive
- 4 eye screws
- Rustic craft wire (I peeled off the outter layer)
- Drill and small drill bit
I have a bolt of neutral canvas upholstery fabric that I was lucky enough to be given for free. My boss was going to use the fabric to reupholster a sofa and ended up not using it and offered it to me. It was a tough decision, but I gladly took it off his hands. Pretty cool, huh?
The fabric ended up being the perfect backdrop for my photos. I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of each picture, pressed them onto the canvas then applied another layer of Mod Podge over the top.
In order to give my photos the canvas look I cut a small piece of fabric and pressed it over the top of each photo WHILE THE MOD PODGE WAS STILL WET.
Next it was time to figure out how to hang the photos. Instead of making traditional frames I opted to make photo hangings. I cut down thin wood trim pieces, stained and distressed them then added eye hooks for hanging.
I added old rusty wire for hanging and I ended up with the perfect rustic wire photo hangings.
***Tip*** Remove the outer covering of craft wire to reveal perfectly rustic wire.
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