DIY Lighted Fall Canvas - Rachel Teodoro

DIY Lighted Fall Canvas

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There is something special and magical about twinkling lights. It's one of my favorite things about Christmas, but why let that holiday have all the fun? Lights are the perfect addition to an inexpensive canvas that I found while doing my weekly shopping at Walmart where I always walk out with a cart full of things that weren't on my list! If you love inexpensive home decor projects that you can DIY, this lighted canvas is something you can create in about an hour. I've got the full tutorial for you so read on!

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

DIY Lighted Fall Canvas


diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights


You will need:

Canvas {under $10 at Walmart!}
Lights {I found these in the Halloween section}
RAYOVAC® Batteries {found in the Battery Center by the toy aisle}
Utility knife
Masking tape

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

I came to Walmart in search of batteries for some non-working remotes and left with all the supplies I needed to complete this DIY lighted canvas sign. I just love it when inspiration strikes and on a budget!


It was a toss up to purchase the Rayovac Fusion™ or the Rayovac High Energy™. The Fusion is made for high drain devices like game accessories {pick those up for the no-working remotes!} and the High Energy is good for high use devices. 

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While there are plenty of batteries to choose from in the Walmart Battery Center, I selected the Rayovac brand because they come with a power guarantee to hold power up to 10 years while in storage. Since this canvas sign will only be used seasonally and stored for the rest of the time, I wanted to make sure it would power up when I needed it to.

I placed my batteries into my battery pack so that they would light up and I could see what I was working with.

Count the lights on your string so that you can plan the correct number of holes to make in the canvas for the lights. 

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

I made a rough plan of where I wanted to put the lights starting from the top so that once I worked my way down, the heavy battery pack could rest easily behind the canvas at the base and not have to hang at the top. Plan ahead or you will be trying to figure out how to mount the battery pack and you don't want that! 

Make a small slice in the canvas from the front. I do this from the front so that you can see where your light will be placed. You can either make a horizontal or vertical cut, either works, just shimmy the bulb into place.


Once the light is placed into the hole in the canvas from the back, place masking tape over the light to secure it. It's not fancy, but it does the trick and you can't see it from the front even though the back is a hot mess!

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

Once your canvas is completed, you can stand back and admire your work.

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

I think the lights make the canvas look that much more festive and since the Rayovac batteries have long lasting power, I can have the lights on from day into night.

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

I'm a big fan of my newest fall decoration. I love it when I can DIY something! Grab all the supplies you need at your local Walmart today. Don't forget the Rayovac batteries!

diy craft for fall decorating using battery powered lights

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PoweredByRayovac #SureThing #CollectiveBias

6 comments

Jane and Sonja said...

What a clever idea! This must bring such a warm and cozy touch to your fall display. Great job.

Angela LeMoine said...

I love this!!! I would never have thought to do this now I need to go find myself a canvas to light up!

Two Healthy Kitchens said...

What a unique and fun idea - something that never would have occurred to me! And you made it seem so easy! Terrific!

Michaela Kenkel said...

Fall decorating is my fAVORITE!! This is such a fun and clever idea!

Becky said...

I LOVE this! You ROCK! Did u get your already painted canvas @ Walmart also?
Thank you so much!

Rachel Teodoro said...

Yes! The canvas came from Walmart too! It was under $10.

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