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….)
Giant Picture Supplies
–Print in desired size ( I talk about that on down)
–Foam Board in desired size (I used a 4×8 sheet, but these 20×30 ones look great too)
—Spray Glue (that’s the link to the one I used)
Giant Picture Tutorial Step 1: The Picture
I put the image on a jump drive data stick thingy and took it with me to the office store. I’m sure you could email them the image as well.
Then head off to the office store and ask for “the biggest engineer’s print you can make” and hand over your jump drive. Mine 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…
Update: Some readers have reported that their office store will no longer do a photo as an Engineer print – I hope that’s not widespread, because these are AWESOME.
Now that you have your picture, you’ll need to put it on something – so I talk about that next…