Giant Picture for Cheap: STEP 4

Giant Picture Tutorial Step 1: The Picture

Giant Picture for Cheap - a DIY Tutorial

Giant Picture Tutorial Step 2: Foam Board

Giant Picture Tutorial Step 3: Mounting the Picture to the Foam Board

Step 4: Hanging the Giant Picture

I am sure there are several ways to hang up your photo.  You could discreetly put a nail in each corner, or in the middle of the top and bottom (it’s light so it won’t need much) – that would be easy.

We used duct tape to hold loops of wire and hooked those over nails – super high-tech, only not :)  A view of the back:

The wire has slipped out and needed retaped, so I might go with the nail method or get a less-slick wire.

 Here’s the view looking into their room – I love it, and so do they!!

So go make one!!  you can do this!!  (FYI, Here’s the post about the stenciled dresser)

It has been a year since I completed this project.  The picture is still looking great, not fading, etc – I’ll try to keep you posted as time goes on, so right now, so far so good – you can see a more recent picture of it on this Butterfly Bedroom Wall Post.

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Step 1: The Picture
Step 2: The Foam Board
Step 3: Mounting the Picture to the Board
Step 4: Hanging the Picture
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  1. says

    I love this project! Great job. I used the same foam board to make a giant bulletin board to display Christmas cards. I just happened to have a large roll of cork leftover from a previous project. Luckily someone at Lowes warned me about the spray painting issue! They also pointed me in the direction of a good adhesive that doesn’t eat away at the foam. The whole thing turned out great. I’m now thinking about how I could layer the foam + cork + photo print to make a bulletin/photo board. Thanks for sharing! (

  2. says

    this is fantastic!!! I want to try this for my room, i was just wondering if I would be able to order prints that aren’t landscape but portrait? Thanks!!!

  3. says

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I read lots of tutorials and they either have skipped steps, lack products used, or decent pictures. You get an A+++. I (and many others) thank you for your time and effort to put a long post like this together so we can be successful at this type of project also!!!

  4. says

    For the hanging process you could “carve ” out a small 1 inch long narrow area for a nail or screw to “fit” in on the backside of the foam board Just be sure not to go to deep as to go through the photo.. This is how the professional version prints are done to hang on the wall.

  5. says

    Hi Mandy,

    Good to know about all these tips! I didn’t know they had that foam board at the home improvement stores. I’m excited about making some prints of my own!

  6. says

    I’m not familiar with the hardware store type of foam board, but I acquired a bunch of foam board found in art stores and hope to apply the same principles. Thank you! By the way, as far as hanging it, I found wonderful adhesive things at less than $1 each at my local art supply store (Meininger) that can be used to hang board, tiles, plates, and much more.

  7. Joan says

    I used custom gift wrap to make a graduation banner. One roll of their gift wrap measures 26″ x 72″. The quality is excellent. The paper is thick and almost feels like vinyl. I created a 26″ x 72″ image in Photoshop, uploaded it to their website, selected “Satin Gift Wrap” and centered the image. For $15 I got a beautiful, quality image that I will mount on a foam board. I was very impressed.

  8. Jamie says

    Hi Joan~~I just found this and I love it ~ I’m getting married and I’m going to use this for wedding a group picture (meet the wedding group )

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