DIY: Blueprint-Inspired Holiday Project

Our own Angelica completed a DIY project over the holidays that's positively brilliant.
She writes:

After a series of failed baking adventures I realized it was time for me to transfer my love for YumSugar and food magazines to CasaSugar and design magazines. In the spirit of the holidays I picked a Light Bright project from this month's Blueprint magazine. I must admit, I'm a much better painter and craftswoman than I am a baker so the project was definitely a confidence booster. The Blueprint picture is on the left, my replica is on the right.



To find out how to make your own replica, just read more

What You'll Need

  1. stretched canvas
  2. paint
  3. brushes
  4. groundcloth or newspapers to protect your floor
  5. pencil
  6. awl
  7. white twinkly tree lights
  8. craft glue

You can find the complete Blueprint directions here. But read on for Angelica's directions:

  • Start by painting a stretched canvas from an art-supply store (Blueprint used a pale-pink latex paint, I picked a light-gold color because the walls of my house are all beige.)
  • Plot out your design by penciling dots on the back, keeping them a half inch apart.
  • Gently press an awl through each dot to make a hole slightly smaller than the diameter of the bulb (the Blueprint creators and I both used white Christmas lights).
  • Press a bulb into each hole; secure each with craft glue. (I skipped the glue step just in case any of the lights blow out.)

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