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Photos and Mod Podge make the ultimate team when it comes to crafting. This is a project I've kinda been sitting on for quite awhile. I'd made a similar photo craft for a wedding gift (of course, with a different photo) a couple of months ago. When I found this picture in our Colorado photos, I knew it was the perfect one to either put onto a canvas or create a photo on wood Mod Podge craft. After pricing photo canvases, I opted for the latter. With a fairly cheap wooden plaque, a self-printed photo, a bit of Mod Podge, and a scrap of burlap, I now have a memory to hang on the wall.
I love mine so much; of course, I have to share how to make it. Below are the supplies you'll need and instructions for creating your own.
- Wood plaque in desired size
- Antique Matte Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- Burlap ties
- Staple gun
The project is actually really simple. Once you have your plaque and your photo, place photo in desired position, and apply Mod Podge according to instructions on bottle. Apply to back of photo, set in place, and then apply to front of photo and plaque. I applied 2 coats of Mod Podge, at least 20 minutes apart, making sure to let the first coat dry well before applying more. A sponge brush works really well. Once you've finished applying all coats of Mod Podge, let dry for 24 hours.
Create burlap ties about 1-2 feet in length, depending on how long you want the ties to be when hanging the plaque on the wall. Staple each tie to back of frame, one on the left hand side and one on the right hand side. Bring ties together and tie in a bow. This will be the hanger for your photo plaque.
And that's it! Easy peasy. I really love decorating with photos, especially photos from trips we've taken together.
Old family photos also add a touch of “home” to your home being surrounded by all the memories and people you love.
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