Do-It-Yourself, Wall Decor

DIY: Modern Photo Wall Art

Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon are the creative force behind the blog alice and lois, and they are graciously sharing their talents with our readers with this guest post DIY. Be sure to check out their blog for more great ideas!

I love to create artwork for our home with photos of the family that has a bit more personality than an average picture frame. This project is so simple and requires only a few supplies. Make your very own modern photo wall art using a black and white copy of your favorite picture of your baby and the paint color of your choice. This would be the perfect project to create for a first birthday or any milestone—just imagine how sweet it would be to display a new one every year.

How to Mount a Photo to Wood

Materials: 6″ x 6″ wood art panel, acrylic craft paint, paint brush, Mod Podge (matte finish), sponge brush, scissors, black and white print of photo

DIY Modern Photo Wall Art Supplies

Cover the front of the wood panel with two coats of paint using your sponge brush. While the paint is drying, print a black and white copy of a favorite photo of your little one. I sized my picture to 3.5″ x 3.5″ so it would fit nicely off center on the wood panel. Cut out the image.

Once the paint is completely dry, use your paint brush to apply a layer of Mod Podge to the back of the picture. Adhere to the wood panel, and smooth out any bubbles with your fingers. Once dry, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the whole wood panel with a sponge brush. Let it completely dry, and you have yourself a handmade art piece!

DIY Modern Photo Wall Art

DIY Modern Photo Wall Art

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