i’m more of a giver

Well, friends, we’ve reached that time after Christmas where every blogger, YouTuber, and humblebragger on social media is starting to share what they got for Christmas. Because I am more of a giver (and because I’m pre-writing this and Christmas hasn’t actually happened yet), I’m going to share a gift that I gave this year instead.

Earlier in the month, I received an email from the friendly people at Photowall. They asked if I would like to try one of their products. I saw that they offered canvas prints from your own photos and I knew my roommate mom has been wanting to get a few of my photos printed on canvas to hang in the house. to clarify – my photos meaning photos i’ve taken, not photos of me. even though both would be excellent additions to our walls.

I started a fact-finding mission to see which photo she would order first if she were to place an order. She chose one of my personal favorites so I was excited to get it ordered.

 

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i call this one my bestseller

 

The ordering process is really easy. You upload your photo, choose a size, make sure it gets cropped where you want it and then click the order button. The only thing I found was that the smallest size was 15 inches by 15 inches. It worked for me, but if you were looking for an 8×10, that’s not going to work and also, if you’re trying to use a picture from your phone, it might not be able to be blown up that big. Just something to consider.

I should also mention that if canvases aren’t your thing, they also offer wallpaper. I’m not cool enough for an accent wall, nor do I have the patience to hang wallpaper, but if I was/had more patience I’d take one of every design.And there’s alot of them. You could even have one of your photos made into wallpaper if that’s what floats your boat. I’ve already decorated my (imaginary) future children’s rooms. Every wall can be an accent wall, right? Thankfully, my (imaginary) future husband is handy and has the patience of a saint.

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for the blanche deveraux in your life.

Shipping was fast. Like, really fast. The company is based in Sweden and it took 3 days to get to my house. I’ve ordered things from Florida that took longer than that to get to me.

I also ordered the DIY frame kit because otherwise, it just comes as a rolled piece of canvas. I guess you can then frame it in a traditional frame, but then what’s the sense of canvas? Please tell me because I’m always looking for new ideas for displaying my photos. DIY sends a chill down my spine, but I figured go hard or go home.

bed photos. so profesh.

The wood frame has sticky pieces which gives the canvas something to hold on to so it could wrap. If I wasn’t doing this on my bed, I’m sure it would have taken about half the time it actually did. That being said, start to finish, the whole process took about 45 minutes and that’s with having to unstick the canvas and reposition it and having to unscrew the whole thing and reposition the corners. The best part? NO EXTRA TOOLS NEEDED. #praisebe.

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The canvas gets tighter as the frame comes together and you screw in the brackets. The whole process made me feel like Bob Villa.

And voila!

And I only broke one nail. But to be fair, I’ve been trying to grow them out after getting my powder gel removed so they aren’t in tip-top shape.

Now for the fun stuff – Photowall isn’t paying me for this post, but they did send me this goodness for free (don’t tell my mom!). They’re also giving me a coupon code so that YOU can get 20% off your order! Are you as excited as I am? Because you should be.

My (first ever!) coupon code is asplashofmimosacampaign2017. It expires on January 31, 2018, which gives you plenty of time to browse the site and place an order! (i don’t get any kickbacks if you make a purchase so no pressure! and even if i did, no pressure.)

If discounts weren’t cool enough, the company is super environmentally conscience and with every purchase, they work with VI Agroforestry to help plant trees in East Africa. It’s a win-win.

What’s the best gift you gave this year? Or ever?

Hope your holidays were filled with love, laughter and lots of cookies!

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