February 16, 2012

Giant Picture for Cheap: STEP 2

Giant Picture Tutorial - Step 1: The Picture

Giant Picture for Cheap - a DIY Tutorial

Giant Picture Tutorial - Step 2:  The Foam Board

You will need to buy foam board for the picture.  Kind of like the foamboard that you use like posterboard, but bigger.  And where do you get one that big??  Home Depot/Lowes - yep, it's the big foam pieces used to insulate houses.  And it's cheap - $11 for the whole board and you can get a couple of pictures out of it.

If you would like a sturdier option, I have also created a Giant Picture using a piece of plywood as the backing - it was a higher cost for that version.  You can find it here: Giant Picture with Plywood Backing

Place your photo on your foam board  then cut off any extra...
Giant Picture Tutorial
I used a mat knife to cut the styrofoam.  I've also found that an electric knife (like what you use to carve a turkey) works great as well - it gives a cleaner edge.

Now your board is ready to attach your picture - follow along to Step 3 where I tell you what went wrong and what went right - all in the tips for attaching your picture to foam.

Click Here for Giant Picture Tutorial Step 3:
Mounting the Photo to the Foam Board


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

5 Fabulous Comments:

Hi Mandy, I was wondering if you know of a way to have the picture blown up in color, not black and white. Any suggestions? Thanks! - Kelcey

They can blow it up in color for you, but it'll just cost a lot more. You can ask them about it and any office print store area - - good luck!

I just love this. Question did u cover the front of the picture with anything? Like plastic or vinyl?

I didn't - and it still looks great, no fading or anything. I thought about using some plexiglass, but it was really expensive compared to the picture, so I just left it as-is

I made theses as well, however I cut the board smaller so the picture can wrap around it.

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