Creative Family Photos

We all know how cheesy family photos can be. We cringe at the internet mocking families who have matching flannel shirts in front of a fire, or families that pose like back up dancers with their arms crossed. You can’t help but think “I am so glad that isn’t my family going viral.” Okay, so how do you create a family photo that is creative, yet tasteful? There are many ways to capture a unique family photo you can use for Christmas cards, new years updates or even just portraits for the house. Here are some ideas on how to capture a tasteful, creative family photo:

Candid Family Photos

The most natural way to capture a family is the candid way. Have your kids play in a beautiful setting and allow your photographer to snap away. Organic photos of your kids actually laughing are the best kinds of photos! SIt down with your partner and let your children climb on your back, make a pig pile! Have fun so the photographer and capture the natural happy emotions from your family.

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Use Fun Props

Props can be a fun way to portray hobbies and the lifestyle of your family. Let your kids play with or hold on to their favorite toy. If your family like to golf, take some pictures on the golf course, or if you kayak, pose on a kayak on a river. Using props is an easy way to get your family to pose naturally and in their element.

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Up Close and Blown Up

Get up close in personal and blow your photo up! This is a technique that is really trending. Select a photo of everyone in your family smiling big and blow it up focusing only on the faces. These make for great framed photos for your house and the blown up approach is always very tasteful. You can also print cropped blown up photos separately and frame them side by side on your wall. healthy-family-1b

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Graduation Canvas Prints

Graduation is just around the corner! Get ahead of the game with planning your own, or your graduates photos! There are some pretty special ways to mount and frame the professional photos, but making a blown up canvas or wood print is truly something unique. When printing on our Canvas or Wood, you can also add that personalized touch by inserting text or the date, which make the perfect gifts for parents or graduates. Here are some different idea on how you can print your graduation photos to use as the perfect keep sake.

Graduation Collage

You don’t have to pick just one! Choose a few photos! Mix and match you senior portrait, with a class photo and then a solo at graduation. Blending your proudest memories of the school year in to one blown up picture is the perfect way to remember your year. Once the photos are arranged, you can add a name and year in the corner. This graduation masterpiece will be in the family for years to come.

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Graduation Photo Word Art

Another idea for presenting your proudest moments, is through word art. Once you upload your graduation photo, you can create an inspirational word collage. Use words and phrases like “success” or “good luck” and “congratulations” surrounding your photo. You can also input your name and class date and even where you may be attending following graduation. These designs look awesome on wood plaques and canvas prints.

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Up Close and Blown Up Graduation Photo

Get up close in personal and blow your photo up! Get your photographer to capture the most exciting moments of your graduation ceremony. This graduation photo idea looks great on the wall and I’m sure your parents or loved ones would LOVE this idea. If you want, at your graduation party or after the ceremony you can have people sign around the edges of the print or write messages. Canvas material is ink friendly! CW_graduation_LP_Hero

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Custom Canvas in your Home

Custom canvases are a great decoration piece for your home. Whether you want to upload photos of a trip you took, family portraits, or a cute picture of your puppy, a custom canvas print makes a great addition to your wall art at home. Here are a few reasons why custom canvas prints are great for your home decor:

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Create a Wall of Memories

There are many cool ways to hang your custom canvas prints on your wall. One fun way is to pick one theme for all your hanging canvas prints. If you took an amazing trip to Costa Rica and have a collection of wild life photos, upload them to a bunch of 8 x 8 canvases and create a collage in your entry way! By placing the canvases on one section of a wall, you can create a wall of memories that will surly bring back the incredible moments of your trip.

Blown up Wall Art

Another fun way to customize canvas prints, is to blow up a high resolution photo you took. A fun photo of your dog jumping up to catch a tennis ball, or a great picture of your kids laughing in the sand, would look awesome blown up above your living room couch. There are so many artistic ways to blow up photos and hang them on your walls.

Complete a theme in your Room with a Canvas Print

Do you have a room in your house that has a theme to it? Maybe a beach theme in your bathroom, or an Italian theme to your kitchen? Complete the decor theme in any room with a custom canvas print. If you don’t have an image to upload ready on your computer or phone, you can use an image we have available in our free library. We have so many fun themes to choose from that will make the perfect touch in any room of your home. You will love the results and smile at your custom canvas print hanging in your rooms.

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How to Pick a Theme For Your Room

Watch this video to learn how to pick a theme for your room and other fun tips for making your room your the ultimate personal sanctuary. Once you rid your room of clutter, it opens up the creative space literally and figuratively for you to decide on colors, themes and the general layout. Once you do this, you can easily create a custom canvas for decoration that can will match your room perfectly because YOU designed it!

Group Photo Tips

Family photos make great custom canvases! Not only do they add depth and texture to the wall you place it on, but it’s a piece that will last a lifetime is already gallery wrapped with a glossy finish. There are many techniques on getting group shots. Some can be posed and and some can be candid. Either way, capturing a group photo can be fun and creative! Watch this Youtube video to learn from professional photographer how to take studio quality family or group photos. He will give you tips on what to wear, how to position everyone in the group and more!

Inspirational Quote Prints To Spruce Up Your Home

Have you ever had a moment where life just isn’t going your way only to glance up and see an inspirational saying that instantly boosts your mood? With MakeCanvasPrints, you can create inspirational quote prints that are sure to not only boost your mood but also spruce up a room. With a variety of fonts, colors and graphic details to choose from, you have the ability to create any size print just the way you want it.

Inspirational Quote Prints as Mood Boosters

We all have those quotes that have stuck with us all our lives, the ones that instantly come to mind when we are looking for inspiration or encouragement. Whether they are words we wrote ourselves, heard from our parents, or There is no better way to remind yourself of your favorite quote than to put it on a wall hanging. It’s a simple and fun process to create inspirational quote prints on our website. Within minutes you can type out your quote, choose your font, and add the finishing touches to your design. All you have to do from there is await the delivery of your quote print and decide where to hang it.

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Make a Statement

You can use your Create your Own! as statement pieces to tie a room together. Place it front and center on in your hallway or above your bed in your bedroom. With a print like this, you can totally change the look and feel of a room while lifting spirits at the same time.

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Custom Art Prints to Spruce up Any Room

Custom art prints are a great way to spruce up any room. If you an established artist, a beginner, or just a creative person, you will likely love the idea of getting your creations out there. Every artist enjoys sharing their work, and what better way to do it than hanging it in your home? Your guests are sure to be impressed when the walk into a room and see a gorgeous print hanging, only to find out it is in fact your original artwork.

With our online customizer, we make it simple to transfer your designs straight to canvas. We offer a variety of different sizes, sure to be the perfect for any wall you are looking to decorate. Our custom art prints come in both portrait and landscape sizes and are the same quality you see and museums or art gallery openings.

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Quick and Easy Process

The process to customize your art print is quick, fun, and easy. First, create your design. Draw, paint, or create a masterpiece of the computer. Already have a favorite work of art? Even better! Once you’ve picked out the winner, you’re ready to upload it to our online customizer. To do this, simply scan your hand-drawn design and transfer it to your computer or convert your graphic design to a jpg. Then go to our site and select the size of canvas you’d like. This will take you to our customizer. During step one you will have the option to upload your own photo. From there you can play around with sizing and placement, and even add other graphics or text.

Now you’re ready to have your print shipped to you! The hardest part of the process is simply deciding which room to hang your masterpiece in.

Custom Canvases for Every Holiday this Year

With Easter quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to think about creating custom canvases for your favorite holiday. Whether it be Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, or Christmas, custom canvases are a great way to create decorations or gifts. With our custom design generator, you can choose any image you’d like to use, as well as add text, color, and much more.

Custom Canvases for Easter

Although Easter may not be the holiday that comes to mind when you think of custom canvases, you would be surprised at all the possibilities that lie in Easter-themed prints. If you are having a large party or family get-together, a custom print of a warm and welcoming Easter image will really set the tone for the gathering. If you and your family typically take part in an Easter egg hunt, step it up a notch with the final prize being not candy in a plastic egg, but a rather custom canvas featuring an image that is special to the person receiving. Since our custom canvases come in all different sizes, you can take your pick and order the perfect size for your Easter occasion.

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Create a Canvas for Every Holiday

Beyond Easter, there are plenty more options for custom holiday canvases. For every holiday throughout the year, there is a thoughtful, fun, and unique way to utilize our custom canvas printing service. For Mother’s and Father’s Day, show your parents you care with a family photo, baby photo, or other sentimental photo on a custom canvas. For Christmas or other winter holiday, give the gift of a similar touching canvas, or have some fun with it and create a canvas that brings back funny memories. The greatest thing about our canvas prints is that you can customize them to any holiday, so whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.

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Old Family Photos Printed On Canvas

At makecanvasprints.com we know that painting a replica of of that old family photo you found in the attic last year, by hand, on canvas, is very difficult.  In the past the idea seemed so expensive and difficult we simply made big photos and framed them.  So many mom’s and dad’s, sister’s and brother’s, son’s and daughter’s want to get their family members immortalized on canvas. The reality is, now it’s affordable – with a quick trip down the internet highway to makecanvasprints.com , the process has become effortless. We digitally print old family photos on canvas, quite quickly and precisely. It’s become it’s own art form actually; known at “Giclee”.  The ease of which our customer interface operates is impressive and the process is fun plus great for kids.

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Old Family Photos Printed On Canvas Is Art

The process of printing old photos on canvas has evolved and now resembles professional art. Wouldn’t it be nice to preserve your old family photos through beautiful canvas prints like you would find in an art gallery? Family affair; getting the kids together for this highest of arts and crafts project. It’s what family is all about!  Take those precious memories and turn them into art you can enjoy forever.  It’s a meaningful thoughtful gift for all. You can’t go wrong with family portraits printed  on the best canvas with the best frames and craftsmanship.  We guarantee it!  We also guarantee it will put a smile on your face each time you see it.

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Old Family Photos On Canvas Make Great Gifts

Old Photos printed on quality canvas make a meaningful gift; Christmas and Hanukkah are coming up soon, so start searching for your favorite old family photo and lets get started. You can be sure this is as easy as it gets in the art world.  Get to know our site look around and learn how quickly you can turn your photo into art,  then how we immediately get it in your mailbox.  If you use our process were sure you will find it pretty easy to work with, however, if you have any issues we will walk you through at customer service. Enjoy!!

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Custom Canvas Prints for Mom

Mother’s Day is this month, so now is the best time to design custom canvas prints for your mom! We have some creative ideas that can help you with creating a unique gift for the special mom in your life. Our online customizer tool lets you upload images and add text to your design. This opens a lot of possibilities with what you can create. Your imagination is the only limit. We have also put together some ideas to help you get started with putting together the perfect custom canvas design.

Baby Photos

Baby photos always are a way to melt mom’s heart. If there is a baby in the household, you can take creative photos of the baby in the comfort of the home. Instead of going to a professional photography studio and spending a lot of money, you have everything you need already. Drawing inspiration from a creative mother, such as Queenie Liao, you can create fantasy scenes with objects found around the house. Queenie creates vibrant scenes with common house hold items such as linen and baby toys. You can also cut out shapes using felt, that can be found at a local crafting store. Most images also will be of good enough quality for printing if taken with a smart phone. But if you have your own camera, then that is even better! This is a great way to create something unique for mom.

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Poems

Poems are also a great way to express your love on custom canvas prints. You can write a poem of your own and add it to a canvas using the text tool. If you are not much into poetry, then writing a letter  on a canvas is also another great way to design a custom canvas gift. There are a lot of backgrounds to choose from and a lot of fun text to choose from too.

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