Tutorial Tuesday (Easy DIY Mod Podge Canvas)

Tutorial Tuesday (Easy DIY Mod Podge Canvas)

I recently accepted a new calling (invitation to serve) at church. I am a counselor to the president of our local Young (youth aged 12-18) Women program. I decided to make a little gift for each of the girls when they have their birthdays this year and here's what I've made for a couple of them, using this cute free printable about the 13th Article of Faith (basic points of belief to which we subscribe).

So, here's what you need to do this:

- mod podge
- canvas (I got mine at the dollar store)
- the thing you want on the canvas
(I tried printing mine from my printer onto regular paper which worked fine, but the mod podge spread the ink a LITTLE bit. I also tried printing it as a photo which worked great)
- paint
- paint brush

The first thing to do is paint the sides of your canvas. I've also seen people cover the edges of the canvas with ribbon.

Then paint some mod podge on the top of your canvas & lay your photo on top.

Cover the photo with mod podge and let it dry! (It'll look milky/streaky when it's wet, but that goes away mostly when it's dry)

After it dried, I put a bit of paint on my brush and went over the edges of the photo roughly. You can see that in the photo below as well as the little bit of bleeding that happened to the ink when I used a printed page (the word endure).

I let it dry and it was done! :)

The 2nd time I made one, I couldn't find plain canvas in the right size, so I bought a dollar store canvas with a picture of dogs on it. Since I used a photo that time, it totally covered the original picture, and looked just as good as this when it was done! :)


  1. This is such a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial, I really want to try this soon =)

  2. Super cute idea! I'll have to remember this for gift giving!

  3. I put some of these up on my wall, they are super easy. I actually had pictures printed at Walmart for cheap, definitely cheaper than having a canvas done!

  4. That is an adorable gift! I will definitely remember this.


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