Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DIY Lit Up Christmas Canvas

I love the warm glow of Christmas lights.  Driving by homes that are lit up with Christmas lights makes me even more excited for the holiday season.  Today, I am excited to share this really pretty "DIY lit up Christmas canvas" with you all!  It looks so pretty lit up at night!  So, keep on reading to see how to make one of your very own.


You will need:

- A 16 x 20 canvas

- 100 mini lights

- Silver paint pen {you can use a Sharpie or stickers too}

- Stickers or a stencil of your choice

- Dental Pick {you can buy one here}

- Optional: Hot glue gun {I had to use mine}



Step 1:

Start off by placing your sticker or stencil wherever you want on the canvas.  I chose the middle. 

 

Step 2:

Using your silver paint pen draw various sized dots all over your canvas.  First I drew the dots, then I drew the full snowflake. 


Make sure you fill up your canvas....


I tried to make a hundred snowflakes so I could fit all one hundred mini lights.  However, I wasn't able to put all of the lights through every snowflake because they were either on or too close to the wooden frame.


Step 3:

I tried using scissors to make a hole in the middle of my snowflakes.  That didn't go so well!  My dad let me use his "dental pick".  It worked perfectly!  You can find one here.



Step 4:

Put your lights through the holes.  Some holes may be too big.  That is where your trusty hot glue gun comes in! ;)




Step 5:

 You are done!  All that is left to do is plug it in. 


Merry Christmas {only 30 more days!!}





Look at it sparkle!



I hope you love this DIY as much as I do!  Oh, and by the way, happy Thanksgiving Eve!


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie




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