Great Gift Idea: Canvas Print of the Garden

by Genevieve on November 30, 2011

I’m always on the lookout for really special gift ideas for gardeners, because we sure get stuck with a lot of decorative-but-mostly-useless trowels (I mean, does anyone even use trowels anymore? I’m a hori-hori girl myself!).

So when Easy Canvas Prints offered me (and you!) a free canvas print to try out, I immediately saw the potential.

I mean, what gardener wouldn’t LOVE to have that perfect summer day in the garden immortalized to look at all winter long? Don’t we all have a favorite photo or two that we want to get around to printing and framing?

While large-scale photo prints are nice, there’s something about having an actual canvas print that makes the whole production seem so classy and permanent. Like a real piece of art.

The process of ordering is fast: When you’re designing a canvas, you just have to find a clear digital photo (they have software that will crop it for you), choose what size canvas you want, and then choose what to do with the wrap-around bits on the side – either wrap the photo around the sides, or color the edges black. Since I don’t actually have a frame yet and just intend to hang my canvas print as-is, I chose for the edges to be colored black (I also thought it would be a good test of their printers, to see whether the black parts ended up perfectly aligned or not).

After ordering, I waited impatiently for it to arrive. And it was exactly what I hoped for. . . Clear, crisp quality, true-to-life colors, and yep, the black edges were perfectly placed!

Here’s the photo I used:

Back Yard 025

And here’s the finished canvas:

Finished photo canvas

Impressive, right? I love how rich the colors turned out.

Want to win one for yourself or to give as a gift? Easy Canvas Prints has offered up a free 8″ x 10″ canvas print to one lucky winner. Just comment below for your chance to win!

EDIT: Jennifer P. won! Congrats, Jennifer!

If you want to get started turning your photos into canvas right away, they’re running a deal where if you “like” them on Facebook, you get 50% off your order and free shipping, which brings it into the realm of a reasonable gift for your mom, grandma, or garden club president.

Contest fine print: Easy Canvas Prints can only ship within the contiguous United States, and can’t ship to a P.O. box. I’ll randomly pick a winner on December 7th, 2011. Good luck!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Gisela Rohde November 30, 2011 at 7:54 am

Great photo of the bee & borage!

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Alison November 30, 2011 at 9:24 am

That turned out beautifully! I would love to win this!

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Vicky November 30, 2011 at 9:53 am

The hardest part would be deciding if I give it as a gift or keep it myself.

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Kay November 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

I would love to have one of my garden photos on a canvas!

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val November 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I have the perfect photo for this!

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TomW November 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Love the Bee
Love the Borage
If I win the photo
It won’t end up in Storage.

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Jennifer Petritz November 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I’d love to have one of these prints! I’ve got several photos in mind….

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Donald Andrews November 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I have several garden shots that would make Monet drool!

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Rochelle November 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I hope I win! My mom has a darling pony that I think she’d love to have a gorgeous picture of. It would make such a nice present!

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Kristina December 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

my sister takes beautiful pictures of her garden and this would be a great gift for her!

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Tom Lurtz December 1, 2011 at 10:59 am

You picked a good example of what can be done. It would be nice to have my own photo given this treatment. Bring a little sunshine into the household. Thanks for the chance.

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Regina December 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

That would be a great addition to the house. Thanks for a chance to win.

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Carolyn Fauerso December 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I would enjoy one of these, or to give as a gift! Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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Tammy1409 December 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Your canvas turned out amazing! I’d love to try this with one of my photos!

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Doriel December 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm

That is a great idea, and I have dozens of photos of my flowers and plants that wold be nice to use.

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Joy Allen December 6, 2011 at 7:13 am

I would love to win, we want to send a picture to the family the adopted my daughters baby almost two years ago.

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Nicky@dirtandmartinis December 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

What a great gift this would make. Heading on over to like them on Facebook!

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Jessica December 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

What a great idea! I have so many photos that would look great on canvas!

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deepz December 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm

really wonderful pic and awesome give away!!!!
i love photography, have many pics to get canvased!!!!!

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Natalie December 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Great giveaway! Thanks!

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Lauren Knott December 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Beautiful photo! I would love to win this!

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Jennifer Petritz December 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

So excited!!!! Thank you for the giveaway. I’m afraid I’m going to be greedy and keep this one for myself…..

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Genevieve December 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Good for you! I am keeping mine, too! :)

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