*This tutorial and giveaway is brought to you through a partnership with HP.
I’ve been meaning to print and hang newborn pictures in Big T’s room but I just now am getting around to it. I normally print them at my local photo lab but thought I might as well give my printer a whirl and do it for “free.”
I had a couple of light wood squares from Hobby Lobby. They were less than $2 each. I had some white paint for the edges. I also bought black cause I wasn’t sure which I’d do at the time, or where I’d hang them.
I went with wood instead of canvas cause I thought the photos would be easier to apply to something more solid, and I sometimes prefer the look of “standout” photos versus all-framed photos.
Sadly, these photos don’t do them justice. Will need to try again later!
So easy DIY frameless photo art tutorial here we go:
2. Printed out my 6×6″ photos onto HP photo paper using my HP Envy 120. Make sure to check your printer levels. I originally wanted to do three but the third picture came out lighter and wonky after I got a low ink warning (I’ve been printing a lot lately). #SadPanda
3. After the paint has dried, Modge Podge the top of the wood, using the matte kind.
4. Place cut-out pictures on top of the wood, use a little bit of sand paper to smooth the edges and tada!
I didn’t modge podge on top of the photo though I may attempt that. It would add an extra layer of protection.
It was nice being able to print the photos wirelessly and not have to wait to get them, but I probably won’t make a habit of it considering how much ink photos use. The quality is great though! Much better than anything I’ve ever printed from home, and worth hanging in the nursery. (Yes, I still owe you a nursery reveal post).
Here’s more I’ve done with the HP Envy X2 and the HP Envy 120 e All-in-One Printer. And now, finally, the giveaway I’ve been promising for months! This is one of those reasons I’m so excited to have occasional sponsors, cause as much as I love you all who read me day in and day out, I can’t afford to buy you a laptop and printer. But HP is hoking you up!
One of my fabulous readers is going to win an HP Envy X2 and the HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One Printer, as well as a $50 Snapfish gift card to use to help you create. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter! Goodluck!
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* I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an ENVY x2, an HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One Printer, and a Snapfish gift card as part of my participation