Decorating for the Holidays with Custom Canvases

Everyone loves the holidays  because they are filled with family, joy, generosity, good company and good food. Whatever your traditions are, we all have those special memories and traditions that have made our holidays magical throughout the years. As the years go by and family dynamics change and grow, we look back on past holiday’s which remain some of our fondest lifelong memories. This is why custom canvases are great for personalizing your household’s holiday decorations! With October kicking off the start of the holiday season with Halloween, we can tell you how you can incorporate a custom canvas into your holiday decor! Who really wants to walk into their home to a six foot tall witch that will let out a cackle at every passerby? Blowing up photos from past Halloweens, photos of pumpkins you hand carved, or a creepy haunted house you went to as a tradition adds a personal touch to your decorations without turning your home into what looks like a holiday themed antique shop or garage sale. hand turkeyDuring Thanksgiving time, remember those finger paint “hand turkeys” and all the fun thanksgiving art your little sister made? Now you can preserve these precious pieces on custom canvases simply by taking a photo of the art or scanning it, then uploading the image onto a canvas!

Much like how Mom still hangs up the Christmas ornaments you made in grade school (even if they are falling apart), we think that the photos you took at the mall while sitting on Santa’s lap when you were five can add a really fun personal touch to your home,  instead of sitting in a photo album all year long.  A custom canvas is also a great way to decorate your home for the holidays without completely ruining the decor or theme of your household.

Custom canvases are an amazing way to bring family memories, old and new to life and remind everyone of  these good times throughout the season!

Feature Your Graduation Photos on a Photo Canvas

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Get savvy for this year’s graduation season with a photo canvas for the grad to be. Canvases enlighten any memory being shared and act as wall keeper of timeless experiences through a decorative piece of art. This gives you the chance to open up with your grad and cherish all the unforgettable memories and accomplishments he/she has achieved. Brighten your grad’s day and surprise him/her with the coolest custom photo canvas made personally to fit in the next chapter of their lives.

Step Into Their New Life with a Photo Canvas

Moving into a new phase of life can be challenging especially when transitioning into a new place. Help your grad become more at home with a personalized photo canvas designed for his/her new living space. It helps to adjust when you have a piece of home coming with you and a photo canvas is a great way to ease the pain of home sickness. Create a canvas of picture memories lumped together over your grad’s life. Or capture a snapshot on graduation day to remind the grad of how proud he/she should be. Whatever you think will soothe the transition makecanvasprints.com provides easy steps to help create your idea come true.

Ideas for Your Grad’s Canvas

Canvas prints are catalysts for the creative mind to come to life. Anything that comes to mind like a photo collage of accomplishments, exotic color shades, or even personal custom designs are applicable on any custom photos canvas. The key to making it special is that it should be from the heart and no one knows your grad better than you. Extend your relationship and find aspects of his/her life that seem important to both of you. That way you can share certain memories together on a custom photo canvas that will extend beyond the grad years and into new chapters of life.

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How to Create A Photo Canvas Collage

A photo canvas collage is a fun way to put together many photos into one photo canvas. This design is great for kid’s bedrooms and college rooms. You can put together a collection of photos onto one canvas when creating this collage look. With the text tool, you can also add words and a date to the canvas. This is a fun type of design and also makes for good gifts during special occasion such as graduation, birthdays, and Christmas. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

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How to Create a Photo Canvas Collage

Our online customizer tool allows you to upload multiple pictures. From there, you can resize and rotate the pictures to your liking. You can also use the tool to bring certain photos to the foreground or background. This is good for layering multiple photos when designing the collage. You can also create a more organized collage look by placing photos with spaces between them. For the background, you can choose a color gradation or a textured background to fill in the white spaces.

Adding Text

With the text tool, you can creatively add text to the photo canvas design. There are a lot of fonts to choose from and you can make the font any color you wish. The text tool also allows you to resize the text, rotate it, and place it anywhere on the canvas. With the text, you can add special messages and dates to your collage. You can also include inside jokes, poems, or anything else you wish. There is also a collection of emojis in the pre-loaded images section.

 

We hope that you will enjoy designing the perfect college photo canvas, and feel free to message our customer service team if you have any designing questions!

 

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Easter Custom Canvas Prints

Celebrate Easter by designing your very own custom canvas prints. Along with putting together Easter baskets and coloring eggs, you can create fun crafts with an Easter themed canvas print. These make for fun gifts and activities during the Easter holiday.  The team at MakeCanvasPrints.com has put together some creative crafting ideas for you.

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Bunny Custom Canvas Prints

For a crafting canvas, you can upload a simple picture of a bunny as the main part of the design. It is better to use a simple image since you will be adding other details to the canvas later. Once the canvas has arrived to your home, it will be ready for your additional creative touch. The canvases also come mounted on a frame and ready to hang. You can add a fuzzy tail to the bunny, paint on the canvas, and even add colorful details with glitter glue. With a visit to your local crafting store, we are sure that you can find fun items to decorate your canvas with.

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Easter Canvas Basket Gifts

We have small 8×8 canvases, which are perfect to include in an Easter gift basket. You can include a small canvas with a bible verse, or family photo, as a personalized item. Our online designer tool will allow you to upload personal photos along with the option to add text. Another creative gift idea is to include a coloring canvas in the Easter basket. You can upload a black and white line image to design your own coloring custom canvas prints. The recipient will have a canvas that they get to personalize with their own touch of color, making it a creative and fun Easter gift!

We at MakeCanvasPrints.com wish you and your family a warm and Happy Easter!

Create Spring Time Designs and gifts

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Update Your Old Wall Art with a New Photo Canvas

Spring Cleaning

With winter passing, mother nature has prepped the trees and grass for the new spring blossoms. Then comes spring, which is a reminder to us that change can be a good thing! Spring cleaning is about getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. When cleaning out the house, it can be a therapeutic process of shedding the items that no longer serve you, and making room for items that bring you joy. A photo canvas is a simple way to brighten up a room.

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A New Photo Canvas

You can use wall art as a bold statement piece to tie the room together. With a large photo canvas, you can totally change the look and feel of a room. It is an easy way to update any home and refresh the atmosphere. Large photos of nature scenes, flowers, or abstract art are great ideas for a large photo canvas. The triple canvas look is also another way to add a statement piece in the living room. For this look, the design is broken into three canvases that are hung next to each other.

Designing a Photo Canvas

When designing the photo canvas, MakeCanvasPrints.com breaks the process into 4 easy steps to follow. Step one is uploading the image, step two is the option to add text, step three is adding a background, and step four is saving your design! A useful tip is to make sure the resolution of the image is large enough if you are creating a large canvas. This way, when printed, the image will come out clear and crisp.

 

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Mother’s Day Photo Canvas

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Mother’s Day Photo Canvas

A custom photo canvas is the perfect way to show your mom how much you love her. These make for wonderful Mother’s Day gifts that your mom will enjoy and cherish. With Make Canvas Prints, you can create any look and style that you envision. You can create a canvas with a poem, a photo, or personal artwork. The choice is yours! We also have a great selection in our gallery that you can browse.

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Memories On A Photo Canvas

Mom’s are all about photos, especially photos of their children and grandchildren. Photos are a great way to capture precious memories of childhood. With custom photo canvases, you can upload a photograph onto the designer tool to turn the photo into a lovely gallery wrap canvas. You can also upload multiple photos to create a collage effect on a photo canvas. What is also great about the gallery wrap style canvas is that it is easy to hang and looks great with or without a frame.

Poems For Mom

Poetry is also a great way to express your appreciation for your mother. For poems, we have a custom text tool on our customizer that makes it easy to type multi-line text. This feature makes it easy to create the right layout when typing the poem onto the photo canvas. Make Canvas Prints also has a lot of different backgrounds to choose from to complement the poem.

Browse Our Gallery

You may also browse our gallery for inspiration. There are  a lot of great designs that our professional designers have created along with designs that customers have created. These are a great way to get the inspiration to help get you started on creating your own photo canvas. You can also customize and edit the pre-made designs to make them more personalized.

 

We Love You Mom!

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President’s Day Sale for a Photo Canvas

To commemorate the great men that have founded and led this country, today we celebrate President’s Day. It is a day that falls on the third Monday of each February. today we give gratitude to our great founders such as President George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Government institutions, the post office, and best of all… school is closed! Today we would like to celebrate with everyone by having a President’s Day Sale at Make Canvas Prints.  We are offering 15% off the purchase of a photo canvas!

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A Little History

Originally, President’s Day was celebrated on February 22, which is George Washington’s date of birth, (February 22, 1732 to be exact)  The date of President’s Day was changed in 1968 by President Johnson, who signed the Uniform Holiday bill so that all government holidays would fall on a Monday. Strategically chosen, this would give people an automatic three day weekend. Yes!

Blossoms in D.C.

A trip to D.C. makes for awesome photo opportunities. There is the White house, the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and spring time with the beautiful cherry blossoms. April is said to be the peak time this year to catch the blossoming views that cover the city. The exact day of the peak bloom is predicted to be on April 10th 2016 this year. With cameras ready, it would be delightful day to snap a picture to be put on a custom photo canvas.

Custom Photo Canvas

At Make Canvas Prints, it is easy to turn your photos into a photo canvas. All you need to do is upload the photo onto the designer tool and do slight adjustments if needed. The designer tool allows you to resize the image and position it the way you would like it to be on the photo canvas. You can even add small text in the corner to record the date that the picture was taken.

 

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Photo Canvas Prints With a Poem

Poetry on a Beautiful Photo Canvas

Being works of art themselves, poems can also make great wall decor as a photo canvas. Writing your own poem or reading another can bring feelings of love, joy, and laughter. Poems are a special way to show someone how we feel about them and to show appreciation. The Japanese are known for their carefully written Haiku Poems. Shakespeare is known for his clever love poems. And how many of us were teenagers who wrote poems before and after a heartbreak?

Love Poems

The most popular types of poems we come across are love poems. Love poems are a simple and thoughtful way to express your admiration for another person. Writing personal poetry can be one of the most romantic things a guy can do for his lady. Some classic poems already capture what we are trying to say in the most elegant and simple way. Either types of poems make for a great photo canvas!

Picking the Perfect Photo

Wedding photos are classic design background when it comes to poem canvases. Nowadays, they are readily available in high resolution and edited by the photographer. If your wedding picture happens to be one taken by a film camera, then that is okay too! These photos will maintain that film photo charm. Landscape photos are also an excellent choice for photo canvas backgrounds. Landscape photos are often well balanced and make for a nice deign. Nature photography of colorful leaves, mountains, a snowy forest, or a tropical ocean also make for great photo canvas backgrounds. A lot of poetry resonates with nature, and it is easy to find a complimentary nature photo.

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Black Friday Sale: Custom Canvas

The holidays are going to be here faster than you can say “How many deer would a reindeer reign if a reindeer could reign deer?” So keep an eye out for some extra Black Friday discounts we will be posting to help you save some money this year.

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Black Friday Shopping Chaos!

Shopping for the best gift may not require you to setup camp outside Best Buy this year. You will not even have to enter the chaos of the shopping malls with your best pair of running shoes on. Maybe the camping trips and mall marathons are not that bad as I hear, but sometimes creating a special gift can be easier than trying to pick one out. Our online design tool allows you to personalize each special gift with photos, designs, and text.

Holiday Gift Ideas

At Make Canvas Prints, we provide you with all the online tools to create a creative personal gift. You can upload personal art, photos, and add text to make a special gift for family and friends. Some really popular canvases that we have been seeing are bible quotes , inspirational quotes, wedding photos, and poems/lists of why you love your mom, dad, husband, wife, or friend. These gifts are of high quality print on a canvas stretched on a frame. They make for nice accents on the wall, or fun decor to keep in the office. They definitely make an awesome gift!

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Photo Canvas Prints for the Holidays

2015 is coming to a wrap! It is mid-November and you are enjoying your sweaters and a warm cup of tea. And before you know it, the Christmas tree will be up and everything will feel a little cozier. It’s a special time of the year when you get to look back at all the awesome things that you have done. Maybe you are reminiscing about the trip that you took to the Bahamas or the new niece that was born. Or this was the year that you graduated from high school and you started the next part of life adventuring to a new city to study in a collage. Whatever the events may be, I am sure that you have some special pictures that could be turned into a lovely photo canvas.

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Picture Perfect Photo Canvas

With all of the new picture taking technology that has been popular this year from the updated iPhone cameras to the new Go Pro to the drones, our personal picture collections are stuffed with memories. But if you really think about it, there are probably a couple pictures that you can pick out of a selection that really capture a special day or event. That one special photo that sums up all the great memories is the one that would definitely look the best as a photo canvas.

Simple and Sleek

A great thing about a photo canvas is that you don’t have to frame the canvas. They are well made, as the canvas is stretched onto a wooden frame. This gives the image some dimensions and defines the image that is hanging on the wall or sitting on a desk. The look is very simple and sleek, which gives it a modern look. This makes it an easy piece to add to any home or office.

Memories and Moments

Capturing a special moment or photograph of someone is easy nowadays with the technology we have available literally right at the end of our own fingertips. Before, creating a photograph was a tedious task of carrying a large camera, hoping that the perfect moment was captured, and then developing the picture before we got to see exactly what was even captured. Back then, photos really came to life through a camera. Nowadays, they often stay as a digital file saved in our computers and phones. Making a photo canvas print is a modern way to bring your pictures to life so that you can share with friends and family… beyond your phone or Facebook!

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