Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Guest Post: Love of Family & Home- Mod Podge Photo Boxes

Hey Guys!

My name is Tonya

and I blog at Love of Family & Home.

I mostly blog about my DIY projects, home decorating, & crafting adventures.

I would LOVE if you all stopped by & said "Hello!"

I'm so honored to be guest posting here at "Not So Homemade".

A big THANK YOU to Courtney for having me!

I wanted to share one of my projects with you all today!

I made these for my husband last year for Father's Day & he loved them!!

He is proudly displaying them at his office! :)

I thought it would be fun to show you guys how you can make your own, so that maybe you can use them to give to family this Valentine's Day!

First, I had my dad help me out & build me a couple of boxes....

He just used some 1x2's that I had laying around to construct the frame & then cut a piece of luan to fit on top of it. I wanted the frames to fit an 8x10 photo..

A few more views of the box frame to give you a better idea...

As for the pictures...I had 8x10's made at Walmart ($2.50 a piece), but I didn't want to mod podge the photo paper, so I then took my 8x10's to Staples and had them color copied on cardstock.

Each copy cost me 59 cents....what a deal!!

So then I just mod podged the photo to the frame....

And this is what I was left with....

I took some black craft paint to finish off the edges of the frame...

Much better!!

SWOON!!! I just love the way they turned out!!

They look like canvas prints, but cost a whole lot less!!!

The frame was made out of scrap wood, so I basically only had to pay for the cost of the photo prints!

I hope you all have enjoyed this little tutorial & I hope that I've inspired you to try your hand at some Mod Podge photos of your own!!!


Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

What a simple, fun project. Love the actual photos she used too. Great project.

Property said...

Hello Courtney, I just want to say a big WOWW for your effort. This is really a simply but effective project. I think you have done this with the help of waste products of households. That is really nice and it will be a great idea for using the waste products and creating nice nice stuffs from it. Thanks for sharing such a lovely idea. Keep it up. :) Orlando Real Estate Agent

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