DIY Artwork ~Turn a Poster into a Canvas~

I am having the hardest time finding art for my house. I just can't find what I like!! However, I did find this poster at Ikea for about $10. I am not crazy about poster frames or glass frames in general for art, so I turned this poster into a hanging canvas.

What you'll need:


1. Cut your poster to size. Mine was about 2-3 inches smaller than the canvas.

2. Spread glue on the canvas. I used Mod Podge & a Sponge Brush.

3. Work fast for these next steps. You don't want the glue to dry on the canvas.  Wet your poster. Yes, I said wet your poster. I used my bathtub for my larger poster.  You must wet the poster in order to make it easier to work with. Trust me. Soak the poster for about 10 seconds.

4. Place the wet poster on top of the glued canvas. Try and place where you want the poster to permanently stay. Every second that passes makes adjusting the poster that much harder. Start smoothing out the ripples and air bubbles. Wet fingers to keep from tearing the poster.

5. Keep checking your poster and try to smush down the air bubbles. When the poster dries, most of the air bubbles will disappear. Don't panic. There's a fine line between getting rid of all the bubbles and tearing your poster.

6. After it dries for an hour or two. Top the poster with a coat of glue (or two!).

7. Let dry for 24 hours & hang.

8. ENJOY!!!  The poster will not be perfect. Almost but not perfect. The more variations in the poster (color & pattern) the better for this project.


Check out my Star War's Posters HERE

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Unknown said...

Cool and very creative.

Jenny said...

Excellent and good tutorial too thanks! ;-) said...

What a clever idea! I love it!

michelle said...

Very cool idea, I really like the look of the canvas and your star wars ones are great!! :)

km said...

So fantastic! I love the idea of doing mini posters with kiddo art work too. Modge Podge sure is good stuff isn't it?! YAY for your own .com--- :):) :)

Mandy said...

That looks AWESOME!

I wonder how that would work if you used a poster print of a photo (like from snapfish or shutterfly).

I'm going to hunt up a big canvas & try one, I need something cool in my bathroom!

Thanks for sharing you link, definitely TERRIFIC! ;)

A Vintage Vine said...

Great Job! The tutotial was awesome! Saw it at DIY Club!

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a great idea. I love it.


Roeshel said...

Awesome! Simple, inexpensive - lovely! :)


Unknown said...

I'll defnitely try this with the several posters I'll get from comic-con this year.