Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CRAFT: "Celebrate the Light" Canvas

Happy Tuesday to you all!  I needed a little extra something as far as Christmas decor is concerned for my dining room... a show stopping attention grabber... and this is what I came up with.  I was inspired while watching Castle... yes, Castle.  Castle said, "On the shortest, darkest days of the year, people of all faiths celebrate the light."  And I realized that really is the reason why Christmas is the best of all holidays... we're celebrating His light. 

What you'll need:
A canvas
Chalkboard paint and chalk
Something to poke holes with (a screwdriver, perhaps?)
A strand of Christmas lights
Duct tape
First:  Paint your canvas.. 2 coats should do

Second:  Use your chalk and get creative with your fonts!

Third:  Poke as many holes as there are lights on your strand (mine had 140).  Don't poke the holes too big, though.

Fourth:  Push your lights through from the back.  You may have to push a little hard to get the canvas to tear a bit to fit the lights.  The snugger, the better.  It'll hold the lights in place.

Fifth:  Plug it in!!! 

The best part about this project is you can change the text every year... isn't chalkboard paint just the greatest thing EVER?

Merry Christmas to all! 

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  1. Wow, that is so pretty! Creative idea!

  2. Love it!! I'm really a fan of the chalkboard art and signs that I've been seeing so much of lately. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. I love this. Great idea! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd drop by and follow me back!


  4. Love the sign! Adding the lights is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is great! I love the idea of putting lights in a canvas... genius!

  6. I LOVE this! What a great reminder for the season, and of course, it is gorgeous!

    Visting from Someday Crafts!
    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

  7. aw man-that is just beautiful! :)

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be following you now, and I'm excited about it! :)

  9. Such a pretty idea, I love it.
    Merry Christmas,

  10. Oh wow, that is really cool! I really like the idea of the lights poking through. :)


  11. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you last week! (http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/12/showing-off-my-picks_12.html - I'm a little slow with notifying this time around!)
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  12. Love it! This is one of the most original ideas I have seen in a long time! Jenny


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