Have you seen the lighted canvas art on Pinterest? First of all I adore marquis lights. I think I really should have spent a little time in New York City as a young adult. Maybe I'll even get to go one day soon. For our Pinterest party craft, I decided this is what we were going to make. I like the examples from this site and this site. Canvases may just become the new chalkboards. And if you are like me you have already figured out how to incorporate both in your home. My first canvas craft was this summer when I transferred wall vinyl for my kid's rooms.
Items I used:
100ct of Christmas lights
hot glue gun
1. I chose to leave my canvas white. You can paint it. Just be sure it dries. Choose your word and write it. I chose a chalk color similar to my paint color. On the blank canvas the chalk wipes off easy if you make a mistake.
Then paint your word. It may take two coats. Let it dry.
Then take your wooden skewer and punch holes about two finger width apart.
Once your holes are punched you will poke the lights into the holes from the back. Just the light portion. I had to hot glue each one of mine to get them to stay in.
Look how adorable they all turned out!! (we had to get a group shot before all the lights were
I really love the two that chose to do different words. Love and Hope.
(photo courtesy of my teacher friend Sarah, she really needs a blog)
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