I've meant to blog about this for some time now, because its such a great and easy decorative idea for any room in your home or apartment and is extremely budget friendly. Personally, I might do this as a nice living room accent, perhaps three of them over the couch, or a cute nursery addition for some dim lighting as the baby drifts off to sleep.
All you need is your desired canvas size, a pencil, and a box of christmas lights you can find at the Christmas Tree Shop for a dollar! Depending on the color of your room, I'd go with the white cabled lights so that you can easily hide the wiring behind furniture.
When making your masterpiece of light, think of it as your favorite Light Bright game when you were a kid. Simply draw your desired image on the front of the canvas and poke holes where the lights should come through. Take the christmas lights to the back of the canvas and punch them through the holes where necessary. It's that easy! You can tape the extra lights right to the back of the canvas if you want to hang it on the wall, or rest it on a peice of furniture as shown above.
I'm going to attempt to take a stab at this this weekend, so I'll have some follow up pictures soon! Brilliant!