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Telescopeeyes' Holiday Light Project

Telescopeeyes' Holiday Light Project

After seeing the post where Angelica made her version of Blueprint magazine's Light Bright diy holiday project, Telescopeeyes was inspired to make her own. (Blueprint's project is on the left, while Telescopeeyes' version is on the right.)
my version of 'light bright'
She says, "I set out to try using what I already had on hand to pull it off (instead of spending the outrageous $140 detailed in the mag)."

To see how she made her very cheap version of the Light Bright, just

What She Used

  • An old Ikea frame covered with stapled fabric from apartment decor of years past (wood frame, thick cardboard backing, fabric). It may be the 21x29 (19x27) RAM which is only $4.99 new.
  • White semi-gloss latex paint (left over from painting wall trim in the house, quart size). You can purchase a new can (Valspar 1-Quart Ultra Premium Interior Latex Semi-Gloss Wall & Trim Paint, Ultra White) at Lowe's for $12.
  • A new $2 set of 100-bulb mini Christmas lights (white cord) from Target. I didn't bother gluing the lights in.

Has anyone else tried this project?

Join The Conversation
dewzi dewzi 9 years
i made one of these, and it came out beautifully! i used black acrylic paint and a string of 100 white lights. this was way more lights than you need, but i couldn't find a shorter line. also, when you do a pattern on the back side of the canvas, remember to make your markings backwards!!!
Pixie462 Pixie462 9 years
Definitely trying this today!
ediebaby ediebaby 9 years
I wish this was my room♥
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
i haven't yet but when finals are done, i SO am!
kristyrk kristyrk 9 years
I haven't done it yet, but I am doing it for a christmas gift!
jezebella jezebella 9 years
bria, the "keep calm, carry on" is available at, i remember seeing it for sale on her blog in november
erthed erthed 9 years
God it's beautiful! Such an artist you are!
penelope829 penelope829 9 years
the Keep Calm poster is a relic from WWII Britain. You can get them from a variety of online sources, including (for the classic red) (for a variety of color options) Hope this helps!
mnp mnp 9 years
I'm going to try this DIY soon. It'll look awesome in my room. Thank you, guys, for the idea!
BriaAdele BriaAdele 9 years
i love that "keep calm and carry on"! where did you find it??
emalove emalove 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
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