Illuminated LOVE canvas

Jun 1, 2012 at 3:37 p.m. ET
Inspired by the famous Philadelphia landmark, this DIY illuminated LOVE canvas will bring a little warmth and a lot of love into your house.

1 /34: Supplies

1/34 :Supplies

2 /34: Awl

2/34 :Awl

3 /34: Print the LOVE template

3/34 :Print the LOVE template

4 /34: Cut out each letter

4/34 :Cut out each letter

5 /34: Place the "O" at an angle

5/34 :Place the "O" at an angle

6 /34: Finish arranging the letters on canvas

6/34 :Finish arranging the letters on canvas

7 /34: Adjust spacing as necessary

7/34 :Adjust spacing as necessary

8 /34: Tape letters into place

8/34 :Tape letters into place

9 /34: Trace around the letters

9/34 :Trace around the letters

10 /34: Remove the paper letters

10/34 :Remove the paper letters

11 /34: Begin painting the letters

11/34 :Begin painting the letters

12 /34: Start with the edges

12/34 :Start with the edges

13 /34: Continue filling in the letters

13/34 :Continue filling in the letters

14 /34: Add additional coats

14/34 :Add additional coats

15 /34: Allow canvas to dry

15/34 :Allow canvas to dry

16 /34: Tape template back in place

16/34 :Tape template back in place

17 /34: Locate your awl

17/34 :Locate your awl

18 /34: Puncture the canvas

18/34 :Puncture the canvas

19 /34: Check the back of the canvas

19/34 :Check the back of the canvas

20 /34: Remove and discard the template

20/34 :Remove and discard the template

21 /34: Continue working through each letter

21/34 :Continue working through each letter

22 /34: Now you can add the lights!

22/34 :Now you can add the lights!

23 /34: Insert the first light

23/34 :Insert the first light

24 /34: Push the bulb through the hole

24/34 :Push the bulb through the hole

25 /34: Move to the next letter

25/34 :Move to the next letter

26 /34: Skip one bulb

26/34 :Skip one bulb

27 /34: All holes filled

27/34 :All holes filled

28 /34: Stand up canvas

28/34 :Stand up canvas

29 /34: Glue lights in place

29/34 :Glue lights in place

30 /34: Clean up the holes

30/34 :Clean up the holes

31 /34: Avoid getting glue on the bulb

31/34 :Avoid getting glue on the bulb

32 /34: Add picture hanging wire

32/34 :Add picture hanging wire

33 /34: Admire your handiwork

33/34 :Admire your handiwork

34 /34: Light it up

34/34 :Light it up