Saturday, October 1, 2011

Framed my Own Canvas Print, Instant Wow!

The beginning of September I won a giveaway from Catherine at the Design Editor and

I designed my own KEEP CALM Poster. It's been such a busy September,
I never had time to frame it until today. I bought an easy frame kit at Hobby Lobby for $6.00.
It was so easy to put together with a little light hammering.

 You can see in the photo I simply stapled my frame together with a heavy duty staple gun. 

An easy way to line up your art, since you can't see it when you frame, is to fold over where your art begins. That way you can simply line up your frame, check it, and staple in place.

Folding the corners over is as easy as wrapping a present.
So, whatever look you want works as long as it's a nice tight corner.

After you have all your sides stapled, turning over the frame from time to time
just to double check yourself...

Use a hammer to lightly tap the staples in a little tighter.

This is an easy project, you'll only need the staple gun, hammer and a flat head screwdriver
to dig out any staple that might be a bit wrong.

All done! Easy-peasy!

Hang on the wall and instant WOW!
Love that this adds some inspiration for my office!

Did you see it? I know! Right! I have one... my hubby got it for me for my birthday. That adorable, awesome, cute-as-can-be bag hanging there is the Jeanne Oliver Ellison Camera Bag!

Oh, you want a closer look... I don't blame ya!


So, if you have a fav image you'd love to see on canvas...
you can try to win a giveaway... OR have the image printed on canvas.
I checked it out, my image is a 16x20, which only costs $25.56 at
Then just buy a easy frame at Hobby Lobby for $6.00.
That's a pretty inexpensive way to get an amazing personalized look for your home!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. That looks great and thanks for the tip. I would love to have the grands done on canvas.

  2. Very nice. I had a canvas print done at a photography store and it cost a lot more than that. I will try to do it myself next time.

  3. Hi Vicki,

    Wow, that looks great! Love the message, it looks so nice in your office. And yes I did notice your beautiful bags hanging on the wall. What a nice bright space to work from.
    Thank you for your kind words today! I have joined you as a new follower!

    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  4. Looks fantastic! I shall have to try this.

  5. Looks terrific, Vicki. I've never tried one of these, but I just might give it a shot. ~ Sarah

  6. Wow! Every crafty person should have one hanging. I really need the keep calm part!


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