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!Linked up to: (Sunday) Nifty Thrifty Things, C.R.A.F.T., The Girl Creative, Homemaker on a Dime, Everything Under the Moon, Craftomaniac, Lines Across my Face, The Delectable Home, It's Overflowing, Making the World Cuter, Flour Me with Love (Monday) Burlap & Denim (Tuesday) Domestically Speaking, Chef-in-Training, Sugarbee Crafts, Sassy Sites, Not Just a Housewife, A Diamond in the Stuff, Natural Nesters, Clean & Scentisible, Uncommon, Fox Hollow Cottage, Housewives of Riverton, The Winthrop Chronicles (Wednesday) Blue Cricket Design, 733, Southern Lovely, Someday Crafts, Chatty Chics, Crafty Scappy Happy, Beyond the Picket Fence, Live, Laugh, Rowe (Thursday) Naptime Crafters, 52 Mantels, Simply Designing, Design Dazzle, See Vanessa Craft, (Friday) Bacon Time, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk (Saturday) Six Sister's Stuff, A Little Inspiration, Too Much Time on My Hands, Thrifty Decor Chick Pin It Now!