Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to get oversize photos {for super cheap}

I've seen these ideas a lot on Pinterest, and finally took the time to make it happen.

There is a really easy and very inexpensive way to hang large photos in your home. Here is how I did it. I ordered 24" x 36" engineering prints through staples.com and picked them up at my local Staples store. You can upload your photos onto their website, and it's a really easy process to order them.

Engineering prints aren't meant to be used for photos, however, they are actually really great quality for the price. One 24" x 36" is a little over $3.00. Yes, only $3.00! They come in a variety of sizes.

To mount the photos, I used spray adhesive and that worked really well. For this photo in Avery's room, I mounted the photo onto an old canvas I found in the attic. 


And I hung this recent family photo in our front entry. I mounted the photo onto an old window I had.

And I mounted this photo onto a wood painting that I wasn't using. It helps to mount it to a very smooth surface like wood or glass. 

So, there you have it. Go order an engineering print!

Sorry about the lack of posting recently. I have so much on my to-do list that sometimes I feel like I can barely breath. Lots of signs to be done for Christmas, events I'm helping with, things I want to accomplish. Shockingly, almost all of my shopping is done (I am a last minute person) and my Christmas decorations are all hung. Whew. I will show you some pictures of my holiday-ifyed house soon. I promise.


  1. Gorgeous! I've seen big photos like this on pinterest as well thinking I'd have to pay a lot. What a steal! By the way, I LOVE all of your artwork. I'm new to following you, and just find your blog so inspiring. Thanks for sharing,

  2. I was just encouraging a friend of mine to do this for her big blank wall! I sent her your link so she can have the vision to go with it - looks great!

  3. Fabulous! Thanks for letting us know this.

  4. Thanks so much for the tip! I'm going to do this. What kind of spray adhesive did you use?

    1. I used Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive from Walmart.

  5. Awesome idea! I can't wait to order some prints and hang them in my home!

  6. wow, thanks for letting us in on the sweet deal! i just ordered a few :) can't wait!
    Kristen L.

  7. Does it work as well with color prints?
    Carole C.

    1. I think it's only offered in black and white.


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