Easy & Beautiful DIY Light Up Wall Art for Your Home

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Do you want to make light up wall art for your home? I was so excited when Hometalk asked me to create another light up canvas art piece.  I have always loved moon and star things and even themed my kid’s rooms with that concept.  I thought about it and knew just the saying I wanted to use – I love you to the moon and back!

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Items needed for this project:

1 canvas – I scored mine at Big Lots for $2.50

Acrylic paint of your choice

Nail polish

Permanent marker of your choice

Mod Podge

Paint brush

Star confetti

Ice Pick

1 pack battery operated lights

Optional stencils

Optional Krylon Glitter Blast Spray

Directions to make this canvas art

First paint your canvas your desired color with acrylic paint, and let dry completely. I used black paint.

I used stencils to write in my saying – “I love you to the moon and back”, but you can simply hand write it if desired.

I made a moon with silver nail polish.

Use the permanent marker to color in your letters (mine is a metallic silver).

If desired add some glitter blast spray.

Paint on some Mod Podge and put your star confetti in place. Move your stars around to get the look you want.

Coat the entire canvas with Mod Podge to seal it and keep the confetti in place.

Decide where you want your lights to go on your painting. My lights are battery operated LED and came from Dollar Tree.

Use an ice pick to make the holes through the canvas where you want the lights to go.

On the back side push your lights through the holes.

Turn the lights on and your done. You have just made your light up canvas art!

It’s easy and you can do this yourself, with your kids, girls night out, etc. Use it as a night light or just a decoration in your home, or it’s a great gift idea.

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Easy & Beautiful DIY Light Up Wall Art for Your Home

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  1. You are so creative! I love the stars spilling from the moon. So pretty!

  2. I love this! What a good idea and such a nice design. I can’t wait to try my hand at making one of these. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Party in Your PJ’s! I shared and pinned.

    1. Thank you Teresa, and thank you for the Pin 🙂 If you give it a try, please send me pictures – I’d love to see it.

    1. Thank you Joanne, and thank you for the Pin and invite, I’ll be sure to stop by and join in 🙂

  3. Love it! I have 2 small canvases that I want to redo, now I know how I want to do them! Thanks so much for the inspiration

    1. Thank you Linda – please send me pictures of yours when you are done – I’d love to see them.

  4. I thought I’d better let you know that your share buttons at the top don’t work, only Pinterest does

    1. Thank you and thanks for the invitation 🙂

  5. My long bff always end our phone calls with love you to the moon. Or our texts to one another. I am definitely going to do this craft. It looks amazing but the cost is low too. Thank you
    Psst. I have all my.materials here from Christmas even better

    1. Oh that is so sweet Sue, thank you for sharing that story with me. I love that you want to make this and please send me pictures 🙂

  6. These are such cute ideas. I had seen people do something similar for artwork attached to their doors on Disney cruises but had never thought about doing it for at home. My granddaughters would love these for their bedrooms.

    1. Thank you so much Chloe. What characters would your grandkids want?

    1. You are so sweet friend, thank you so much.

  7. I love this, Chas. And what a great idea to use it as a nightlight. I’m featuring it at Thursday Favorite Things today. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Pam for the feature, it has totally made my day 🙂

  8. I love this! I am going to have to make a Christmas tree now. Do you know how expensive these things are pre-made????

    1. Thank you so much and please send me pictures when you’re done 🙂

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