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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Make Your Own Standouts

 
When we use to have family pictures taken I was terrible about getting them printed.  Ok, maybe a few would be printed for frames on a shelf, but I was overwhelmed thinking about putting them up on the wall. Frames, Standouts, and Canvases can get pricey. 
 
I came across a blog a while back talking about making your own standouts.  I am now officially obsessed with them.  They are simple and easy and save you a ton of $$. 
 
So here is a little tutorial of a standout we made today. 
 
Materials Needed: 
Black Foam Board from Staples: $6
3M contact cement or Scotch 77: $15 from Staples
Dry Cloth
Flat Surface
Sharp Razor Knife
Your picture
Pencil
Ruler

 
Outline your picture on the foam board with a pencil.



With an sharp razor knife cut out foam board along pencil markings.


I have used 3M cement before and it works just as well. 
 

Spray back of picture.



Spray foam board. 


 
Lay picture down carefully on to foam board.


 
Wipe picture with a dry cloth



Trim off any pieces of foam board.to make smooth.

 
Done!  So simple and easy!! 
 
(This is an 8 by 10 pic)

 
All you need are two tiny nails to hang this standout up with. Easy peasy.
 
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I had a girlfriend make her own standouts and she used wood instead of foam board.  Requires a table saw but they look awesome too!

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