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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Light Canvas

While back in Philly for Thanksgiving, me, my husband, my brother, his girlfriend KJ, and my dad went to the movies. We took our dad to see "Bad Grandpa" If you haven't seen this movie yet, let me start this blog entry advising you to NEVER take your father to see this movie. Now I had anticipated it being a little raunchy and over the top, but OMG. Sitting next to my very religious father during this movie was a little too much for me to handle! My husband and I just kept looking at each other with eyes wide open and an "OMGGGGG" look on our faces. I very badly wanted to switch seats with my brother the entire movie, who got off the hook and was many seats away! Jerk!
 But anyway, before the movie, my brother's girlfriend KJ and I were sorting through pics on our phones showing off our newest holiday crafts…and there was this. Or something very similar to this. Having just bought a ton of christmas lights for the marquee letters, I decided to be a copycat :)
 I had Patrick help me with the script. If you aren't good at lettering (I have the WORST handwriting), or don't have anyone to help, you can simply use a stencil to paint them on. If I didn't have Pat around that happens to kill it in the handwriting department, that's what I would have done.

You need:
~ Canvas (I used a larger one. 18x24 I believe)
~ Paint pen(s)
~ Christmas lights (I used  two mini packs of 20)
~ Glue gun

That's all! Very simple, and pretty cheap.

Start by figuring out the set up you want. Looking back, I would have made the phrase a bit smaller, because I couldn't fit the star pattern I wanted. Once the phrase, or word is on, with a pencil mark where you want to poke your lights through. Once that is finished, poke your lights through and secure with a dab of hot glue. I used two different strands of lights because I really really hate dealing with tangled stuff. If that doesn't bother you, then you can use just one strand with more lights on it!

And that's it! My living room is VERY well lit this year with all of the Christmas light crafts!!!


  1. I loooove it. Pat's lettering is the prettiest ever, BTW.

  2. Such a sucker for pretty lights! Need to try this too �� obsessed x