Friday, after work, I decided to go shopping and look for a picture to put on my mantle. I was out shopping for over 3 hours, went to at least 7 stores, and found nothing! They were either the wrong color or the wrong size. It was very discouraging. Finally, I ended up at Hobby Lobby and decided I would make my own picture. I found the blank canvases on sale for 2/$7.00. The paper was 50% off, so I spent $5.00 on paper and then bought the word decals. I used a 40% off coupon and bought Mod Podge. I would say my picture ended up costing around $14.00.
I started out my ripping the paper. I used the Mod Podge to glue the paper onto the canvas and then went over the top of the paper with the Mod Podge.
Once it was done, I went over it a few more times with the Mod Podge.
After it was dry, I added the decals to it. Then, I added another coat of the Mod Podge.
When we put it on the mantle, we decided it was too small. I had an old frame I had bought at a thrift store. The canvas just fit perfectly inside it.
When the frame was dry, I placed the picture on top of the back of the frame and used a glue gun to glue it in place, mainly around the four corners.
We hung it on the wall with Scotch Adhesive Tape and here it is.