Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Light Canvas

I love how cozy the house feels with the Christmas tree lit up in the evening and decided I needed a little bit more festive lighting in the house.

What You Need:
  • 16" x 20" x 1" Canvas (you need the depth to contain the string of lights behind canvas)
  • String of Christmas Lights (I had plug-in ones, but battery-operated lights would be good here)
  • Awl

How To Make It:
  • Use pencil to make marks on canvas where you'll want your lights to come through. I just did random starburst shapes. Be sure to count the marks to make sure you have enough lights.
  • Use an awl to poke through canvas and make holes for each bulb to go through.

  •  Insert a bulb into each hole and secure with glue (I used a small dab of hot glue). Be sure to keep in mind where the plug end will be if not using battery-operated lights.
  • You may need to secure the string between the lights to the back of the canvas so it doesn't stick out so far that you can't hang it on a wall.

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  1. What a fun idea. There are so many possibilities. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  2. That looks so festive and very pretty too. You did a great job!

    Best Christmas wishes,

  3. What a fun idea! I'll have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi! I saw your post on the Allred Adobe's linky party - my son will love doing this together! I am now your newest follower from and I hope you will follow me too! I also just pinned this to my Christmasy Things board on Pinterest (I am a little obsessed with Pinterest right now!) Looking forward to keeping up with your posts :)

  5. This is a great idea! Visiting from whipperberry :)

  6. Oooh thats a great idea! I have tons of cardboard boxes that can be put to great use now!!!Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?

  7. SO cute. I love it. Reminds me of my LightBrite toy from when I was younger. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  8. I love this idea! What a great addition to the christmas decor, you could even do a design for all year round! Great job!

  9. Hi Blythe, how pretty this idea is. It will certainly be a lovely addition to your Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris