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
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