Preserve a Handwritten Note into a Photo Canvas
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Turn special handwritten notes or quotes into keepsake home decor with custom photo canvas prints that are easy to order online.
Have handwritten notes that are special? Display them using a photo canvas! 💕
Photo canvases don’t have to be just for actual photos! Consider having a handwritten message, recipe, quote, or card printed on a photo canvas to display in your home. You can turn any image into a work of art, including handwriting! This could be a wonderful Graduation, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Wedding and/or Anniversary gift idea to consider.
So many possibilities to display a canvas!
You can hang a handwritten photo canvas up on the wall to include as part of a photo gallery or use a photo frame easel to display. There’s nothing more special or personal than a written sentiment, and this is such a fun way to preserve it and make it part of your home decor.
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Have a stack of old greeting cards from family?
I recently came across an old card my dad had sent me years ago and thought it’d be a nice message to see every day. He has the most recognizable handwriting in my family and ALWAYS signs cards and messages to me with how proud he is—I love that. ❤️
We are very close so I’m happy to have this special message on display as a photo canvas in my home!
Where’s the best place to order a photo canvas and make something similar?
How do you get the image as a photo to upload for purchase?
I took a well-lit photo of the handwriting on the card using my phone, and making sure to keep my hand steady. I did some minor edits using Apple’s Photo app to brighten and add contrast to the image.
Then I just uploaded the photo to a canvas printing website and purchased an 8″ x 10″ photo canvas. Easy peasy!
Ideas for mementos you can turn into photo canvases include:
- Old handwritten family recipes.
- Drawings or artwork from your kids.
- A letter or a special handwritten note from a loved one who passed away.
- Handwritten wedding vows.
- Meaningful song lyrics or a poem.
This would make the best gift!
I truly think this would make an amazingly thoughtful gift for Christmas, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, or something special to do for yourself! It’s a very meaningful way to memorialize the handwriting of someone who has passed. I have been looking for handwritten things from my grandparents and considering getting a few canvases made of recipes for my kitchen.
I hope you try this simple and sweet DIY to cherish your favorite words for years to come! ❤️
This is such a fantastic idea! I know there is a special note from my daughter that I will do this to. Thank you!
How sweet! You’re very welcome! 💕
Oh perfect! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love this idea!!
Love these! I think I will make some to give as graduation gifts!
Oh that’s a neat idea – love it Amy!
What a wonderful idea! I hadn’t thought of that!
Thanks! Glad you like it!
Wow, I may have teared up. Love this!
Aww I’m glad you like it Jen!
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Sure! Thx for stopping by today Amy!
I just had something similar made for my mom on an Etsy shop with “love you” in my grandmother’s handwriting who recently passed. It wasn’t on canvas and was framed… but this looks very comparable (and less expensive). Such a good idea!
Oh that’s so sweet. Sorry for your loss Becky. Thanks for sharing 😍
Oh my! Ya’ll are seriously about to make me cry. Such a great idea. I’d love to see some of the notes my mom wrote captured in this way. Thanks!
My mom would love something like this of my grandma’s writing. She always write letters and taught us to write to people often too. My mom is now blind but I wonder if there is a way to make it so that she could feel the letters when she touched it. I will have to experiment and maybe gift something like this for her birthday/mother’s day!
Aw that would be very thoughtful. Maybe something like this but carefully trace with clear puffy paint or something similar.
Oh, I didn’t think about clear puffy paint!!! Great idea!! I’m going to do that for this Christmas!! ❤️ She will love it!!! ❤️
Check Etsy.. I remember seeing carved wood ones!
I work with a lady who makes something similar with a hot glue gun. They turned out beautifully.
Hint – find a local Cricut crafter on your Facebook Marketplace and they can make these for probably much less than this site AND you’d be supporting local business!
Oh my this is such a genius idea and so sentimental. Love it.
Love this idea! Thank you!
Oh sure – thanks for stopping by today!
My mom passed away when I was 18. I have a note where she told me she loved me very, very much. I am going to have this made into a canvas for my Dad. Thank you SOOO MUCH!
Ah that is very thoughtful and special ❤️
If you prefer wood, I had someone on the Facebook marketplace make me one. It is for someone whose mother had a stroke and lost her ability to write. I used the last handwritten card she sent her. They made it on wood with a built in frame for less than $20 shipped.
Oh that’s a nice gift idea – thanks for sharing 👍
Thank you, this is a fantastic idea! My father just passed away in September and I have some kid greeting cards from him. I’d love to do this with the messages he wrote in them!
Oh I’m so sorry for your loss Jane. This sounds like such a nice idea for those cards. ❤️
I had my mom’s handwritten “sentence” made into a bracelet. It was her handwriting from a note she wrote ” you are my sunshine” . it turned out beautiful! I got it on Etsy
I love this, Darla! I am sure that bracelet is so special to you!
After my mother died, I had a beautiful note that she had written to me – copied exactly in her handwriting, as a tattoo on my arm- I see her everyday through that tattoo ❤️
Oh that’s a beautiful tribute Jen. Thanks for sharing.
My mom died in 2017 and I had been looking for my favorite recipe that she made. Just recently it fell out of an envelope. I was going to have it laminated because it is old and in her handwriting. This is so much better! Thank you ordering today.
Oh I’m so happy for you that you found it! That will be so special <3
I’ve made ornaments and wooden signs this way in cricut design space. Such a special keepsake!
Oh I love that idea to utilize a Cricut! So smart!