April 23, 2019

How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

This was a project I've been dying to do, but I just didn't know where I wanted a large print.  Then it hit me.

How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!


We've been working on our Laundry Room, you can check out our Instant Farmhouse Mudroom Wall, and our gorgeous Stenciled Vinyl Floor! (I have more to share, but I've been on vacation and it's been hard to get back into the groove)

Anyhooooos.... We always leave our house through the laundry room, so I wanted a sign that we would see on the way out.  I love putting Bible verses in our home and thought this was the perfect place for one.

I chose this scripture:

This is my command - Be strong and courageous!  Don't be afraid or discouraged.  For The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

Isn't that a great verse?! It's one of my favorites!

In order to make a large print, I needed to create a document I could upload.  I used Microsoft Office and created a Word Document.  I'm sure you can also use Google Docs for this.

I typed in my verse and kind of where I wanted it to be in the frame.

Now my frame is a super odd size, 14"x36", but that's not going to be a problem! I'll create it for the length, then cut the width to size.

I'm going to show you how to print this in a poster size for less than $4!! Now, there are some stipulations, in order to get it this cheap...

- It has to be black and white.  You can do color, it will just cost you more, a LOT more!
- It's not going to be super high quality thick paper.  It will be on regular printer paper just super big!

But you really don't need high quality thick paper, when you're just going to put it in a frame.

FYI... this is going to be a heavy photo post... If you just want to pin it for later, when you need it, just click on the "Pin It" button on the photo above. 👍

Here's the step by step tutorial.

Open up www.staples.com
This is what you will see.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

You are going to want to click on 'Services & Solutions'.  Then hover over 'Printing Services'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Click on Blueprints.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

This screen will open up.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Scroll down and select size, then click design now.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Then this screen pops up, crazy how it takes you through all these hoops to get to the design page.  Select the Black and white, click 'Buy Now'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Finally, here is the design page!
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

First, create Job Name.  You'll notice that it says there are 3 pages, which has changed the price at the bottom.  Don't worry, once you download your document, it will change to 1 page and change the price. 👍
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

For some strange reason, it changes the size again.... ugh!  Select media and change the size again.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Just select and highlight the size you want and, click 'OK'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Now you need to select which orientation you want.  I wanted 'Portrait'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Now for the fun stuff!  In the upper left, Click 'Add File'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

This box pops up, and you'll want to click 'Upload File'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

It will open your documents on your computer, find and select the one you want.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

On the next screen, you need to click on the upload button.  I was stumped why it wasn't working until I realized I hadn't clicked for it to upload... 😜
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

When it's finished, click 'Done'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

We're almost finished!!
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Once your document is downloaded and you notice that it isn't fitting right, don't worry!  Click 'Media' again, at the bottom of that pop-up, click the box that says 'Fit content to paper'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

It should fit correctly now.  If not, try adjusting your Word Doc and upload it again.  If all is well, and you're ready to check out.  Add this job to your cart, by clicking 'Add to Cart'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

That's it!  Click 'Proceed To Checkout'.
How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

You'll need to select the store to pick it up at, and you can pay for it online or in the store.  I chose to pay for it at the store, because I wanted to be sure I liked it.  And I did!!

I just love how it turned out!  The little wreath and ribbon give it the finishing touch.

How To Create A Large Print So Cheap & Easy!

Blessings!
The Stonybrook House
The Stonybrook House

I have been blogging for about 7 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 30+ years!

3 comments:

  1. This reminds me... I need to make a frame for like a 4'x6' wall hanging.... I've not hunted down the right tutorial yet... Somebody said I could just staple it to the wall, then nail my frame on around it, but I'm not sure about that....but maybe?.

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  2. Thank you so much for this! I'm trying to fill two large spaces, and I know exactly what I want - trouble is, I haven't been able to find it. Now I can do it on my own.

    Lovely blog!

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    1. Awesome!! So glad I could help! Thanks for stopping by and reading!!

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