You will need:
- A canvas painted in your choice of colour- I went for a rustic textured white.
- Battery powered fairy lights- I used red. Make sure you use the string lights, not a loop.
- Measuring tape
- A Dress makers pin
To start with you will need to have a general idea of the shape you want-I went with a heart but others would work as well. You will need to work out how many lights you have on your string, how long the string is and how big your canvas is. The spacing and position of the lights will all depend on this. I had just over a metre and a half of lights with 15 lights in total. I marked the centre of the canvas so I knew where to start the heart. I wanted my lights approximately 8 cm apart so marked the canvas with a pin in the spots I wanted the lights to pop through.
From the back of the canvas you will need to make small holes (just big enough to pop the end of the fairy light through and hold it in place). Start to push the lights through from the back and you will see the shape taking form.
I did one whole side first then tried to line the other side up to match as best I could.
Tape down the battery pack on the back of the canvas as well as any extra lights or wires.
Isn't it pretty? Well it isn't too pretty that it is naff; I love it. I think a few of these would look great on a big empty wall. If you give it a whirl please come back and share some photos.
Happy Valentines Lovers xx Samantha Alice