This How To Create Your Own Multi Panel Split Canvas Print post is sponsored.
I love the look of multi panel split canvas prints. You know the ones I mean, right? They’re a single photo spread over multiple canvases. We have one in our living room that we bought for our apartment’s living room that I love.
The only thing I don’t love about it, to be honest, is it’s not our photo. It’s just one we found in the store. And that’s okay.
But Pete is so talented and I would much rather have his photos on display in our home. But all his photos are a single frame, so I didn’t think it would be possible to create a multi panel split canvas print from it.
I finally sat down to do make custom split canvas prints from one of Pete’s photos from our trip to Japan, and it was so much easier than I expected.
So I figured I would put together a tutorial in case anyone else wanted to try to make their own multi panel canvas wall art.
And don’t worry. If you’re inspired to hang this in your home, but you don’t feel like making one, at the end of the post we have a list of places where you can order something similar online.
How To Create Your Own Multi Panel Split Canvas Print
Step 1: Choose your photo.
Okay, step 1 really is the hardest: decide what photo you want to print. That’s really hard, honestly. When I was choosing one for this post, I knew I wanted a photo for our zen-themed bathroom. I wanted something from the bamboo gardens we visited in Kyoto. That part was easy.
But I needed something that wasn’t too busy, didn’t have too many hard lines, and would still look fine if I had to crop it a little bit. Keep in mind that the size of your photo isn’t in the perfect ratio to the size of your prints, so you will lose some of the image. Make sure to pick one that will still look fine if cropped (so nothing with words from end to end).
Step 2: Crop your photo.
I knew I was printing my multi panel split canvas print at CanvasDiscount.com. The site has MIXPIX Photo Tiles that are 8×8 canvases. Since I knew my photo was horizontal, I decided to make it three tiles by 2 tiles, which is basically 24×16. So I had to crop my photo to fit that ratio. Your size will vary based on how many tiles you want.
I created a new project in Canva.com and sized it 2400×1600. Then, I uploaded my photo to fit that size.
Save that file.
Step 3: Split it.
I found this great website called Pine Tools that will instantly split your image. You upload your image, choose how to split it (grid was my choice, but you can also split it vertically or horizontally). Then, you choose the quantity of blocks you want.
And that’s it. The site will split it for you. You can then download each piece individually onto your computer.
Step 4: Print it.
I uploaded each image individually to CanvasDiscount.com, and then added them all to my cart. Each tile was only $8, so it was $48 for all six tiles that I needed. That was a great deal.
Now, just an FYI on these: They’re foam prints. I was surprised when the box was so light. I at first expected these to be ceramic tiles because that’s exactly where my mind goes when I hear the word tile. And then I thought they might be printed on canvas since that’s the name of the site. I did want to mention that because I didn’t see the material listed on the website in a conspicuous way, so I wanted to make sure you knew what you were ordering.
Hanging these were so simple. Durable adhesive tape from Tesa is included. The double sided tape will affix your multi panel canvas photo prints to the wall without you needing to put any holes or screws into the wall. I did need to move one a little bit after it was affixed to the wall and a small piece of the paint did chip off from the tape. Nothing that a little spackle can’t fix if we ever remove these, but I did want to let you know that.
When I hung them, I left an inch between the multi panel split canvases to give a bit of an airy look. You can do that without worrying about cutting out an inch from the photo to create the gap. The eyes will play a little trick on the brain, and you’ll just connect the pieces even though there isn’t anything missing.
The multi panel canvas prints are really bright and vibrant on our wall and are the perfect addition to our bathroom decor. You definitely won’t be disappointed if you place an order.
Purchase split canvas prints:
If you don’t want to make your own, you can purchase split canvas prints.
A few of our favorite places to order multi canvas prints are linked below. Keep in mind that different sites call split canvas wall art different things, so I’m linking directly to the category pages below, but also giving you the name of what each site calls them, so you make sure you’re ordering the right thing.
Amazon will allow you to order prints that someone else already created. Shutterfly and Walgreens will turn your images into split panel canvas prints, like I did in this tutorial.
- Amazon (called “canvas wall art décor”)
- Shutterfly (called “3 piece canvas prints”)
- Walgreens (called “split canvas”)
Want more photo décor ideas?
If you’re like me and you love decorating with photos, you might like a few of the other photo décor ideas we have here at Drugstore Divas.
You can check those out below.
Have you tried to create your own multi panel split canvas prints? Let us know about it in the comments.
Sunday 13th of June 2021
Brilliant....but how do you create the wraps on the sides of the frames - such that a wrap on panel 1 does not eat into the size of panel 2, which also would have its own wraps around the four siddes. If you get what I mean...
drugstore diva lisa
Sunday 13th of June 2021
You would choose that option when you upload these to print. I printed these without sides, so just fronts. But I've done canvas prints with sides before. When you order, you'll get that option.
Monday 15th of July 2019
This is a great idea to do the spilt prints with your own photos.
Saturday 13th of July 2019
I always wanted a split canvas. but never knew where to look.
Thursday 11th of July 2019
What a great idea. It really does create a Zen feel.
Thursday 11th of July 2019
This is really cool! I love it and will book mark this for when I find the right photo! Thank you! #dreamteam xoxo