by Chelsea Johansen

back-lit holiday canvas November 25, 2012

Filed under: Artwork,DIY — cjohansen7 @ 4:22 pm
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with the holidays quickly approaching i wanted to make something to decorate our apartment.

i have been seeing back-lit canvases on the internet and thought it was a great idea.

so here is my attempt at one,

and the process.


canvas {from michael’s; mine is 24″ x 24″}

letter and star stickers {also from michael’s}

spray paint

battery powered christmas lights {and batteries}


measure out three horizontal lines on the canvas so words are straight

and put two faint marks at the top and bottom to indicate the center of the canvas

place letters on measured lines

{my letters wanted to come up so i put magazines on top over night}

put stars in desired places

evenly spray paint the canvas

{i did two coats}

thumb tack christmas lights to edges of canvas

and attach battery pack

all done!

not bad for a first try.

i want to find brighter christmas lights, however,

to better illuminate the words and stars.

i also recommend doing more than two coats of spray paint

because some of  the light comes through the blue.


2 Responses to “back-lit holiday canvas”

  1. RedCandy Says:

    LOVE this idea! I can’t wait to try it out. 🙂

  2. kerry johansen Says:

    Great job! Loved seeing it in person! I bet you could sell these!!!

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