Stick Christmas lights through a framed canvas. Try not to love the other side

Whether you're an experienced artist or new to the DIY world, decorating can come as a challenge. With so many options, finding the perfect accents for your dorm room, the ideal color scheme for your bathroom or the eye-catching centerpiece for your living room is always an adventure.
Without a doubt, there is one decoration that never seems to go out of style no matter what the season is: Christmas lights. Not only are they inexpensive but they're extremely versatile, too, whether you're using the lights by themselves or incorporating them into a simple craft project like this one. This piece is stylish, easy to make and will add magic to any room. Let's get started! Here's the full tutorial:
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Materials
Black acrylic paint
Pre-stretched canvas
Paint brushes
Newsprint or scrap paper
Inkjet print of constellation
White paint marker
X-Acto knife
Ruler or straight edge
Christmas lights
Tape
Directions
1. Paint your canvas
Lay out some newsprint or scrap paper onto your work surface, and place your canvas on the paper. Next, grab a small container, and squeeze out some black acrylic paint into it. Add a little bit of water to ensure your brush strokes are smooth as can be.
2. Prepare your template
Print out a template to lay out the exact placement of your drawing. The image we use is of a constellation on a starry night. With a sharp object such as a pin or a needle, poke holes in the main stars of the constellation.
3. Mark your canvas
Mark with your white paint marker the holes that you poked. After the paint is dry, place the template on the canvas and mark each star.
4. Connect the dots
Remove the template from the canvas. Using a straight edge, connect your dots.
5. Add the details
Add some small lines on the major points of the constellation for a more star-like effect, and then complete the canvas with a series of dots on the rest of the blank space.
6. Make the cuts
Make an incision into the seven major stars of your constellation with a sharp X-Acto knife .
Safety tip: Always make sure you're using a new, sharp blade or else cutting will be more difficult, and you'll increase the chances of making a mistake and hurting yourself.
7. Insert Christmas lights
Take the string of Christmas lights and insert a bulb into each of the incisions you just made. Tape the lights in place, and you're finished.
7. Plug in and hang
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Plug it in and hang it up! You've just created your very own "Starry Night," now your home is that much more chic!
Don't forget to share this easy and creative project with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest.
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