Lighted Christmas Canvas


I just love the glow of Christmas lights. The more the better in my book! So I decided to add more to my decor by making a lighted Christmas canvas with a special "Believe" message.
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Just turn off the rest of your lights and bask in the lighted Christmas canvas!
how to make a lighted christmas canvas, christmas decorations, crafts, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday decor
SUPPLIES
16 x 20 white canvas
100 mini-lights
Silver Sharpie
Stencil or sticker with message you want (mine was a multi-pack of stickers that wasn’t necessarily Christmas but I made it work for the holidays)
Something sharp for making holes (like scissors, skewer or the like)
Optional: hot glue gun (I ended up not needing one)
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Pick your message (using either stencil or stickers) and decide placement on your canvas. I went classically centered.
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Using your silver Sharpie draw snowflakes of various sizes all over your canvas. I started by drawing the dots for placement first and then finished up with the full snowflake.
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Really fill up the canvas to make it seem oh so snowy and sparkly!
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I tried to make one hundred snow flakes to fit my one hundred mini lights. However, I wasn’t able to use all my snowflakes with lights because they were too close to the wooden frame so add more snowflakes if you want to use all the lights.
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Use your sharp object (I used scissors) to make a small hole in the center of the snow flake.
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Push your lights through the holes. If you made any holes too big you can use a dab of hot glue to secure the light in place.
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Plug it in and you’re done!
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Look at the sparkle of silver and lights!
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Do you believe?
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Where would you put this in your home? Mantel? Bookcase? Wall?

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Have a question about this project?

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  • Porland1624
    on Feb 27, 2016

    Can I open the holes in revers that way I don' t see the rip of the canvas?

    • Sharon Smith Breland
      on Dec 9, 2017

      You could take a small pointed object, toothpick, and poke the excess canvas back in the hole.
  • Ann Dunlop
    on May 29, 2016

    I made these last year and the lights stick put on the back so much that it can't be hung on a wall. Suggestions??

  • Porland1624
    on Jun 9, 2016

    I did my canvas but I can't find the light no were I went home depot big lots wallmart etc etc.and nothing

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