4.01.2012

Mod Podge a Poster

Well, the final preparations for the party are underway...
I chose to use a blown-up picture (poster) as the main display for Ross's (ice cream) party.
This is what I did...

Step 1: Get a photo blown-up to poster size (I did this at Office Depot for around $20) as well as a cut piece of plywood (from Lowes or Home Depot for $10...and you'll get A LOT of extra wood for future projects). You'll need to measure the size of your photo and get your plywood cut 1/2 to 1 inch larger for each measurement.


Step 2: Spray paint your plywood a corresponding color to your photo. I chose black simply because I put a black vignette around mine when editing the photo.

Step 3: Trim the white edges of your poster. (However, you could have painted the plywood white, and left the white edges...)


Step 4: Paint Mod Podge on both your plywood and the back of your poster.


Step 5: Using a roller of some kind (a rolling pin would work well too), roll out any air bubbles. I found that it helped to start in the middle and roll out.


Step 6: Paint Mod Podge over the entire thing. I did 2 coats.


And after it dries...this is what it should look like.


I'm dying to get it up at the party!


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42 comments:

  1. This is absolutely amazing! What a bold statement- for a fairly inexpensive price. Thank you for sharing this clever project, now you've got my wheels spinning as to how and where I could use the same idea!

    XO,
    Anna

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  2. Great picture and great idea!! So Cute!

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  3. Adorable!!! Super sweet Holly!!

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  4. What a little cutie! I love this. You make me wish I had more wall space in my house.

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  5. Adorable! I love the ice cream cone, it's so perfectly idyllic and sweet.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  6. What a fabulously fun picture - love the cone!!
    Kelly

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  7. Where did you get that roller? It looks perfect.

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  8. I LOVE this picture! It looks great and I'm am betting you will enjoy it for a loooong time!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Elisa

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  9. Oh, how I LOVE this project. Since I am in the middle of doing Riley's birthday party, I might have to try this out. I LOVE IT!!!

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  10. this post could not have come at a better time. we are needing to do this for our basement. awesome!

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  11. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for the tutorial and awesome guest post over at Kelly's. I truly heart your laundry room :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. Absolutely adorable photo! Great job too. I LOVE your laundry room. Stopped by from Kelly's and am a new follower. I look forward to more of your creativity!

    Pat

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  13. Hi Holly. This is an awesome project! Found you via Kelly at Eclectically Vintage and just became a follower so I will be back!

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  14. What a fantastic project! Just love it!

    :)

    Linda

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  15. What a great photo! Found your blog over at Eclectic Kelly, I loved your guest post! Love love love those canvas printings, I want to do something like that with my wedding photos! I pinned it..it's a great laundry room too. Glad I found your blog as I need to start getting crafty and thrifty!

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  16. I've seen enlarged photos like this floating around blogland using engineering? prints- supposedly only cost a few bucks. I'm wondering how well they hold up and how easy they are to use. Would love to do something like this!

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  17. Love your style and creative ideas! Here from Eclectically Vintage and following you now. ~ Maureen

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  18. I had heard of the engineering too...but was also a bit skeptical...but with the Mod Podge- anything might hold up! I figured with just a few bucks more, I'd be safe no matter what...

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  19. What a beautiful project! I was just working on some canvas art but this may have to take its place:)
    Great job!

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  20. Loved that photo! We had a great time at the party! Hope you're having fun at the beach!

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  21. I love this! So many great ways to make big, meaningful photo art. :)

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  22. This is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  23. This is beyond adorable! Now my mind is reeling trying to think of pictures I can do this with! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  24. I love this! I definitely want to make one of these for my kids, I think they would love it too! Thanks for linking up over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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  25. I love it AND I'm going to do this! So awesome!

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  26. This is a great idea, I will have to do this with a picture of my son! I would love if you would share this and any other post at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-2.html. I hope to see you there!

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  27. Great project, and great shot! Thanks for linking up!

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  28. Oh my goodness....this pic is so darling! I LOVE modpodge pics, too!!! Such a great result for nothing!!! I'm featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  29. Beautiful! You did such a nice job. I have been wanting to try this sort of project and hope that seeing your great example will give me the confidence to get started. Thanks! Found you through Aimee's It's Overflowing. Holly from www.abakershouse.com

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  30. Oh, how I love this! I've seen this before but didn't quite catch all the steps. You made it look so easy! Great job!
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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  31. Love it! And what a great keepsake!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share..featuring this in tomorrow's party!

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  32. Holly,
    I love the way this turned out & the picture you used. It really does look great!
    amber

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  33. This is so cute! Thrifty tip - if you print this at Staples as an enginner print it cost a lot less. Only works for black and white pics but I did this the other month and think I paid 5bucks for the largest print which was 36x48. The smallest (18x24) is 1.99!

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  34. I love all these posters and prints that people like you have done! In all of my attempts, the Mod Podge dried *literally* instantaneously...resulting in many ruined boards, posters, and rollers. It's gotten too expensive for me to keep failing, but oh is your photo so lovely :)

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    1. Man. I hate to hear that! It is something you have to do quite fast...but maybe working in sections might help? I don't know...don't give up! :)

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  35. I love this! I am attempting to try this and was curious with the size you did for your poster?

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    1. I believe Office Depot has 3 standard poster sizes??? I got the biggest...I think. Something like 22x33 roughly...Hope this helps!

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  36. How do you mount this to the wall if that's what I want to do?

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  37. This is amazing, thank you for sharing. I had a question, you said poster size but is it poster quality? I was thinking of doing a marilyn monroe poster on canvas

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  38. I have a question for you. I have tried several times to "upcycle" a wooden coffee table with a paper poster....only to have it full of air bubbles. I have tried modge podge on the wood and the poster, I have tried modge podge only on the wood then top layer and I have tried using the spray adhesive and modge podge on the top....always get air bubbles. I have tried paint brush, foam brush and roller. Still bubbles. I have tried a lot of modge podge and just a little bit. It doesn't seem to make much difference on the poster. I seem to get air bubbles/creases in my poster. Any suggestions?

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