Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made it for the Home

So I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for a Monday Made It!  I have been quite the productive mama today.  Still not working on school stuff as our first curriculum meeting isn't until tomorrow.  Being at a new school and in a co-teaching experience is making me a bit tense these days trying to figure out what I will be doing and what I need to prepare but hopefully after our meeting tomorrow I will have a better idea!
So today's craft project was a DIY photo canvas.  We recently moved... OK we moved last November, but we just have not gotten our acts together on getting things done around here!  Well that is changing! I have been dying to put a big giant canvas family photo above our bed but man they are expensive!  I found some online and to have a 24x36 print done it cost between $120 and $150!  Heck no!  I remembered hearing from a friend that you could get large prints made in black and white at Staples for very cheap!  Sure enough, I got a 24x36 in print for $3.50!!! Heck yea!  I ran to Jo Ann Fabrics and got the same size canvas originally $28 but used a 40% off coupon and my 15% teacher discount and got it for about $14!!  I already had Mod Podge and the brushes so I was able to complete me project for under 20 bucks!!!  Now that is what I am talking about!

I love when projects don't need a lot of materials!  It makes me so happy that I don't have an hour of cleanup after I finish! 
And the final product...
It has a few more bubbles than I am ok with but Mod Podge and I have a LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP! So all in all I am pleased with it!  Plus once it is on the wall, you won't be able to see them at all.... now if only my husband will get home and get it hung!! 
That's all for today, hopefully I'll have a school related Monday Made it next week... I may start going crazy if I don't!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

    Kelley @ Rocky Mountain Kinders

  2. Looks great - what a cool idea (and I didn't know that about staples!)