February 7, 2014 - last edited February 21, 2014
Do you remember photo strip booths? They used to be in every movie theater I went to when I was young. Now I see them from time to time, but never when I have someone with me to take photos. I decided I wanted to recreate the photo booth experience in my own apartment, and make it larger so that I could use it as wall art – so that’s exactly what I did! You can make this with photos of you and your significant other, friends, family or even pets. Anyone you love is fair game! These canvases would also make a great gift for a wedding or anniversary.
Photos to print – four 5 x 7 images in black and white
Use Snapfish or your computer’s software to edit your photos and print them. I took my four photos on my phone, turned them black and white on Snapfish, then printed them on HP premium 5 x 7 photo paper.
Tip #1: You can download this free Snapfish mobile app, and upload your photos instantly to Snapfish! Then, all you have to do is log into your Snapfish account on your desktop, go into ‘Photos and Videos’ and click the ‘edit’ pencil to turn your photos black and white. Finally, select all four photos and click ‘Prints’ and ‘Print at Home.’ Choose your 5 x 7 size and print!
Trim the edges of your photos slightly to fit on the canvas – use scissors or a paper cutter.
Add a medium layer of Mod Podge to the top of one of the canvases – cover the entire thing.
Smooth your photo down on the top of the canvas. Flip over and smooth from the inside as well. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Mod Podge over the top of the canvas to seal. Let dry and repeat steps 2 – 4 with the other three canvases.
Paint the edges of all four canvases with a paintbrush and black acrylic paint. Let dry.
Tip #2: Use the photo edge as your painting guide. If you are a beginner painter, you may want to use stencil tape to block off the edges before painting.
Add any embellishments you like to the fronts of all four canvases – I added heart stickers and also drew on my canvases with Sharpie markers.
When you are done, you have two options for hanging the canvases. You can glue them together, end to end, and then hang them as one large canvas. You can also secure each canvas to the wall separately, keeping them close together as you hang.
This photo booth canvas art project was so quick to make – and now everyone knows how much I love my dog Roxie. I want to make a few of these for friends!
Who would you include in your photo booth photos? We’d love for you to make this project and share it in our Idea Exchange!