Merry & Bright Painted Christmas Mural

Brighten your home for the holidays with homemade Christmas art created from inexpensive paints and artist's canvases.

What You'll Need

  • Acrylic paints: lime, apple, pink, red, silver
  • Flat paintbrushes: small and medium
  • 6x12-inch artist's canvas
  • Two 6x9-inch artist's canvases
  • Five 4-inch-square artist's canvas
  • 5-inch-square artist's canvas
  • Large piece of heavy-duty cardboard
  • Awl
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive

How to Make It

  1. Painting one canvas at a time, apply a solid color in the center of the canvas. While the paint is wet, paint a contrasting border color, blending slightly. Paint the sides of the canvas.
  2. Repeat for the remaining canvases, using the photograph as a color guide. Let the paint dry.
  3. Use silver paint and a small flat paintbrush to paint words in the center of each canvas. If desired, lightly write the words on the canvases before painting. You also can use a computer and printer to generate letter patterns to trace if desired. Let dry.
  4. Arrange the canvases as shown. Cut a cardboard backing piece that fits behind all of the arranged canvases without showing from the front. Use an awl to poke two hanging holes at the top left-hand and right-hand sides, 4 inches in from the canvas edges. Set the cardboard aside.
  5. Hot-glue the edges of the canvases together one at a time, being careful not to apply glue where it will show once the canvases are butted together.
  6. Adhere the cardboard backing piece to the attached canvases. Let dry.


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