I decided that I wanted to do a "favorite places" wall but with the main premise being that all the pictures had to be from one of the trips my husband I took together, or a place that meant something to us. They didn't have to mean something to someone else, in fact I preferred pictures that didn't "scream" a particular place. The important thing was that we would recognize each picture and know where it was taken.
I bought wood at Lowes and asked them to cut it into 8x8 squares and painted them with some leftover grey paint. Then I had my pictures printed on 8x8 sheets at Costco. I used mod podge to attach the pictures to the wood, and then used a little mod podge to cover over the photo, giving it a matte look.
It took me a while to finally finish the project (the wood pieces sat in the garage for months), so I was quite excited to finally finish them and hang them up in our bedroom this weekend. Lu enjoyed helping "paint" with mod podge too, so we both had a good time doing the project together. Using wood pieces was much more affordable than doing canvas too.
What do you think? Do you like using wood backings instead of canvas?