Make the perfect triptych artwork for your home by following these steps.
Y’all know that I’m working hard to decorate our house on a budget. It’s going to be a long work in progress. I always have a hard time making decor decisions in the main living areas, but bedrooms? That’s easy for me, especially the boys’ bedrooms. Give me a theme and I’ll run with it! When we moved into this house, Robert was really into firetrucks. He still is! I knew I could put together a pretty cute firetruck themed room on a budget.
The first thing I wanted to do was find an eye catching piece of art for his room. I fell in love with this triptych from Pottery Barn.
It’s no longer available, and even if it was, I’m sure it would have been out of my budget. I knew there had to be an inexpensive way to put this together.
After lots of searching online and a little DIY experimentation, I found a few easy steps to create my own DIY firetruck triptych artwork. Here they are so you can make your own triptych artwork, firetruck optional.[bctt tweet=”Make your own triptych artwork for a fraction of the Pottery Barn prices!”]
- Find a high resolution image to purchase online. I bought mine from Deposit Photos for a dollar. A dollar! I love checking out stock images for stuff like this.
- Have your image made into a poster through Vistaprint. They start at $5 and go up to $30. Mine is a 24 x 36 for $20.
- Buy 3 12 x 24 canvases from a craft store. If you purchase a bigger poster just divide your poster size by 3 to find your canvas size. Craft stores have canvases in every size these days!
- Cut your poster into three equal 12 x 24 pieces.
- Modge Podge the poster onto the canvases. This is the trickiest part for me. My first one ended up crinkly. Luckily the poster material is such good quality that I was able to take it off and start over without tearing the paper. Make sure to press down hard and even put something heavy on them to let them dry flat.
Is this too easy or what?
I’m tempted to do triptychs for every room. The only part of this that is difficult is hanging them. I have a hard enough time hanging one picture straight. There is no way I can master hanging three perfectly! Eventually these will go on the wall, but right now I love they way they look on the chest of drawers.
The toy firetrucks make great decor. I’m all about functional decorations. Robert takes them down to play with them, then puts them back when he is finished. It’s the perfect place to store his toys!
This totally beats buying a pricey piece of art from Pottery Barn!
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