Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DIY LED Light Wall Hanging Project Easy Way to Add Cozy Ambiance to Any Room

Home Decor

Guest Post by Callum Mundine
Co-founder & Chief Lighting Designer 
LED World Australia

DIY Canvas Light Wall Hanging

Looking for ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank? In only three steps, you’ll have yourself a Pinterest-worthy piece of d├ęcor that won’t hurt your wallet. Canvas lights are a great way to create a cozy ambiance for your kid's bedroom as well as for just about any other room in your home. The best part is this project is easy to make using just a few basic materials you may already have or can easily find at local craft and hardware stores.

Start creating your very own DIY canvas light, following these simple steps: 

Step 1 

First, gather or purchase all the materials you need at your favorite craft and hardware stores. You may even already have some or all of the things you need lying around at home, so be sure to check there first before going shopping!

Items you’ll need

  • Canvas of your choice 
  • Fast-drying acrylic paint (or regular poster paint) 
  • Paint brush 
  • Masking tape 
  • LED string lights 
  • Craft knife 
Canvas comes in all shapes and sizes, so pick the one you like best. Many varieties of LED string lights are available including energy-efficient, battery-operated, and colored selections. Minimal or bold, the choice is yours!

Step 2 

Before you start painting your project, place old newspapers to cover the work area and avoid stains on your table or floor. Carefully lay your canvas on your work surface. Next, decide what type of background you want to set the lights in. It may be an eclectic mix of bold colors or simple scenery, or you can add your favorite quote, the lyrics of a song, or a line from a book you love. Be as abstract or as elaborate as you want. Start painting your masterpiece by using fast-drying acrylic paint or your regular poster paint. You can also make interesting patterns and add texture using glitters or colored sand. Once you’re done, let your artwork dry for a few hours.

Step 3

After the paint has set, it is time to start installing the LED lights. Turn your canvas over and use a pencil to carefully mark the areas where you intend to place your lights. Make sure to space the holes as far apart as the lights are on their actual string. When you are satisfied with the layout, pierce a small hole through your marked spots with a sharp craft knife. Carefully push each bulb through the holes and secure it with masking tape. Repeat the process until all the lights are in place.

Your masterpiece is now ready! Hang it up on the wall, hit the switch, and enjoy your very own hand-crafted DIY canvas light. For sure, this is a great way to add character to your space without spending too much. You can even gather your family, children and friends and make this into a fun group project. Try it out and let us know what you think! 

About the Author and LED World Australia

Callum Mundine is chief lighting designer of LED World Australia and is co-owner of the company with his brother, Simon. Serving both commercial and residential customers, this business supplies LED lighting products, in addition to offering a full range of lighting design and consulting services in Australia. In his spare time, Callum enjoys making fun DIY projects for his children. For more information and to see examples of their work, visit the company's official site.

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  1. This would be great in my bedroom! Seems so easy to make, and such a great looking addition to the room!

  2. I love this craft idea. I like to have various light sources in a room so this would be fun to try out. Ambient lighting is really on trend right now too!

  3. Now this is something I would love to have in my house. Anything to do with lights with a soft glow I LOVE. This would be perfect for my patio!

  4. This looks so easy and fun to make. I would love this in any room in the house!

  5. This is such a pretty DIY for my girls' room. They love celestial stuff like this!

  6. My teen has been dying for one of these in her room for the longest time! I have never been able to find a DIY that I could actually follow- but I think yours is a DIY that I can handle- thank you so much for sharing this!

  7. Very cool and creative. Perfect for summer nights .

  8. This is really neat. I need to make one of these for my girls rooms. They're really going to love this.

  9. This is so pretty! We’re building our house right now, so I’m looking for different lighting ideas!

  10. I love DIY projects!
    This looks easy and I just know my grandkids would love it!

  11. You are so crafty, I love this idea! This would be so much fun in my son's bedroom!