Saturday, April 28, 2012

3ft by 4ft photo Enlargements for $4.99!!! My new favorite thing!

When I was on  pinterest the other day, I saw something I thought was SO COOL!!! You can take a photo to Staples, and they will blow it to up what is called an Engineer print for $4.99 - that's 36" by 48" for $4.99! It took about 2 hrs, and I got my prints.
So, I took my kids to the park, and took a few (hundred) pictures of them. What did we ever do before digital cameras? These are a few that worked. I couldn't get one of all of them looking natural and smiling in the same photo at the same time, so I had to blow up two.



I e-mailed the photo I wanted in, after sizing it to 3x4 in picasa. I wanted to make sure I could get the crop I wanted, and not leave it to them. As well, I turned it to black and white, and tweaked the light beforehand. Also, e-mailing the print makes for a better copy. They can do it from a hard copy though.

Then, I called around for prices on mounting on a foam board. The best price I found was at Ben Franklin in Kaysville, UT. It was $17 each. Hobby Lobby was $26 each, and Michael's was $32 each! They didn't offer to price match after I told the the price at the other store either. Oh well. I love the dry mount, because they run it through a machine, that adheres it to the board, and also puts a protective covering over the top, so they can be touched.

This is how they look on my wall.


See that little yellow table? It and nearly everything on it was from DI. I will post about that tomorrow. You won't want to miss the details!



 I love the photos, and feel like it was a SUPER inexpensive way to fill up a large space! Maybe it's because I love my kids mugs ;) I am Assistant Stake Girls Camp Director, and we are having each ward take a picture of their girls, and we are going to blow them up for decoration at camp. I can't wait!
*Update! This is where I got the idea: Real Housewives of Bucks County (Thanks Tausha!)




Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa

17 comments:

Honeybee said...

Awesome, thanks Risa! I'll have to do that. I'm wanting to spruce up my basement & that just might do it.

Valerie Brough said...

This is such a great idea! I want to do it for my kid's playroom.
How did you hang them on the wall? Pins??

restlessrisa said...

They gave me these little sticky tabs for the back that have a hole in the top. I just stuck them on, and hung them on tacks. They are super light, so I felt alright about tacks. :)

<3

Risa

Brooke said...

LOVE that idea. Thanks for the price checking too. :) As always, love your blog and all your fun ideas. I am always amazed how you find the time to do EVERYTHING. You are THE supermom. ;)

Tausha said...

Great Job Risa! Love your family room. Can't wait to see the whole space. I am thinking that you might have seen this on the real housewives of bucks county. They talked about this as well. Thanks for the local info though. Have a happy weekend!

4lakedames said...

love it! your kids are so dang cute and growing up too fast! i will have to look for that at my nearest staples. i have pear trees that look like cotton trees right now. rows and rows of them! making my kids get photos taken is very hard....any ideas? wish you were my neighbor!! xo

Fran said...

Risa - when I look at that picture, I see you and Behrendt when you were little kids! (I probably slaughtered the spelling of his name, huh?)
Stephanie Nielson posted a cute idea on her blog. She used a branch from an aspen tree and glued felt leaves on it. It's hanging over her new baby's crib. Have you seen it?

restlessrisa said...

Fran, Fun to hear from you!!! :) No, I haven't seen that, but it sounds DARLING! People that knew us as kids always say that my kids look like me and my siblings ;)

<3

Risa

Lori said...

Those are awesome!!! Thanks for the share!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

awesome! I am totally going to do this because I need to fill up some big walls! Thanks!

Sherrie ~Capturing Life's Best Photography said...

I also saw tbis idea on Pinterest, but, was glad to see this reminder of it. Our dream log home is almost complete and we were just talking about printing up some of my photography, along with the kids photos to hang on all the walls. Thanks for the reminder!

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Rebecca Neville said...

k, just ordered my Aspen print for my dining room! I'm so super excited! Such a great idea, for so cheap!

Rebecca Neville said...

K, just ordered my print of the aspen trees for my dining room! so super excited! I hope they turn out as good as yours!

Andi Anderson said...

Congratulations! This is the best thing, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.
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racheljoe said...

Great idea about,its very interesting am also fill up my home walls.photo enlargements

Bethany said...

I thought I remembered right! I have this ledge in my house that I want to blow up pictures of my kids. I need 4 of them so I am so glad I remembered you posting this! You are awesome--thanks for saving me lots of money! :)This was a good excuse to come on here and see all the fun things you are doing too. Hopefully I'll get to see you on the 4th!

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