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    I posted awhile an image that showed off the giant picture I made for my girls’ room – finally, the tutorial is here! It was so cheap – around $13 (that’s $8 for the print, and another $5 worth of an $11 foam board because you won’t need to use the whole board….) UPDATE Sept …
    January 12, 2012

    Giant photo? $13? Yes!

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    • Izzy Bee

      Sugar Bee Crafts: sewing, recipes, crafts, photo tips, and more!: Giant Picture - tutorial from engineering prints & foam pieces used to insulate houses - Great Idea!

    • Megan DeLong

      Giant Picture Tutorial. Ask for the "Engineer's Print." It was so cheap - around $13 (that's $8 for the print, and another $5 worth of an $11 foam board.

    • Shiree Segev

      How to make a GIANT picture that costs $13. - Would be great for a wedding picture! Wall Art!

    • Debbie Lichtenstein

      Huge pic and only $13 to make! - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins

    • Dawn Johnson

      Giant Photo Display for about $13.

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      DIY Large Photo Print.

    • Kim Bock Wesaw

      $13 giant photo craft

    • Kim Yoshida

      How to make a GIANT picture that costs $13. Pin now, read later. I made the girls go outside before school so I could get a good snapshot of them in natural light - then I used photoshop to turn it black and white. Then stick that image on a jump drive data stick thingy. Now off to gather supplies - - first up, foam board for the picture. 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. Then head off to the office store and ask for "the biggest engineer's print you can make" and hand over your jump drive. It is 4 feet by 3 feet, which didn't seem that big til I hung it in their room and BAM, it's gigantic, but I'm okay with it. Anyways, it was about $8. They warned me that it wouldn't be photo-quality - -but hey, for $8, it was good enough for me! I snapped a quick picture of the picture so you can see the quality -- up close it's not dead-on crisp, but who's looking that close anyways. And it's not pixely at all...this is the bangs of the daughter on the right... Go home and place your photo on your foam board then cut off any extra... Now, here's where things went horribly wrong and I stopped taking pictures. Let me give you some advice: --you can't spraypaint stryofoam! -- I guess this is pretty common knowlegde, but no one told me. It eats away at the foam. So I had to use the other half of my board - good thing it was so big. Instead of spraypaint, just use craft paint to paint the edges black. (Or fun duct tape.) And FYI, there's a clear film, like seran wrap, over the foam - peel it off so the paint will work. --don't use mod podge for flimsy paper! --I had planned to use spray glue, but had lent it out and figured I'd just mod podge the board and set the picture on - bad idea. The mod podge was way to wet and cause the paper to wrinkle. Plus then when I tried to smooth it out it wrinkled more and more. Quite the disaster on their faces. So I had to throw that picture away. And trek back to make another copy (I'm sure they thought I was crazy) So, lesson learned, I used craft paint on the edges and spray glue (like Elmer's Spray Glue -in the craft section) to stick it down. I sprayed the whole board then had someone help me -one of us on each end of the big picture -slowly lower the picture onto the tacky board. Then press it into place. That's it! To hang it, we used duct tape to hold loops of wire and hooked those over nails -super high-tech, only not :) A view of the back for those who asked about it:

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