DIY Holiday Canvas

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone! Today, I’m spending the day indoors (because we are supposed to get a ton of snow), and I’ll be baking and crafting and blogging and snuggling with my puppy. One of the many perks of being a teacher? Long holiday breaks 🙂 And I’m enjoying my day to myself!

I have so much to be thankful for, but I’ll save that for a post for tomorrow 😉

I’ve started decorating. I found this adorable idea off of Pinterest:

holiday decor

Wine glasses, a candle and some small Christmas Tree ornaments. SO CUTE! 🙂

I posted a picture on my Instagram account this week, and lots of people were asking for a tutorial, so here you go!

finished product


Here is what you’ll need:


A canvas (size of your choosing)
Sharpie oil-based paint pents.
Christmas lights (I used the battery operated ones, but any kind will work just fine.)
Scissors or X-acto Knife

Step 1: Draw out what kind of design you want (words, shapes, etc.)

step 1

It’s a bit hard to see, but it’s there! Mine is a bit crooked, and when I went to erase it, the pencil didn’t come off very well (cheap canvas! haha) so I just left it the way that it is. My OCD will get the best of me soon enough.

Step 2: Paint over your letters!

step 2

I also started drawing the snow flakes. These are crucial! 🙂

Step 2a

I tried to make each snow flake a bit different, but you definitely don’t have to. You can also make stars or any other shape that you want. This is just what I chose 🙂

Step 3: Cut a small hole in each of the snow flakes, right in the center, using your X-Acto knife or scissors.

Step 3

Step 4: Take your lights and pop them through the hole FROM THE BACK of the canvas, so that the string isn’t showing.

step 4

Once that is finished, you’re done! See – it looks SO fancy and cute, but super easy to make!

finished product

What’s your favorite holiday craft? Do you have one?







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