Here's a step by step DIY guide to making your own Christmas Lights Background with a twist. Before beginning want to say that originally plan to have a little baby to be the original model for this DIY project. But when FOUR failed several tries and a bunch of tears (mine and hers) finally decided to go along with one of her teddy bears rather than his dog. Then I guess, after seeing her cute little “dog” sleeping soundly beside her in bed, my wife decided it was time to try this particular Christmas Lights Background and to see if it'd be worth the extra effort. After all, she had read the other Christmas Lights Background posts and knew she wasn't going to make that ugly picture on the background anymore.
To begin, you will need: white paper, non-stick double stick tape, two pieces of cardboard or construction paper, scissors, raffia, wire, ribbon, some craft glue, and spray paint. I used spray paint because it's easy on the eyes. However, you can use any kind of paint or markers that you want. This Christmas Lights Background has a white background so you don't have to be concerned about getting the colors messed up.
Step One: Get out the black and white pictures your mom and grandma showed you when you were younger. Now you need to go through those pictures and get rid of any old pictures you may have framed. Now you have to take your raffia and stick it to the top part of your head so that you have a black background when you're done. You can also use a red ribbon if you want.
Step Two: Find a silhouette that you like in a magazine or drawing of someone's house that you can follow with a simple pencil drawing. Make sure it has a clean flat surface because it's easier to erase lines when they're on a hard surface. You're going to make your abstract Christmas Lights background with the same basic concept, only you're using the silhouette as the point that guides the lights. This way you can make your own unique Christmas lights that will fit the theme you chose.
Step Three: Start cutting your Christmas lights that you want to use for the Christmas Lights Background into the shapes that you have made on the paper. Use the smaller circular blade for smaller or sharp edges and the larger rounded blade for corners and anything in between. Make sure all your edges are even though they might not appear that way on the paper. Then stick them onto the background. You can use markers to make a nice even black background on your lights that you'll be proud to display during your Christmas party.
Step Four: Use your rubber stamp craft supplies to stamp your Christmas Lights background with your outline. The easiest way is to place the lights onto the background with multiple strokes of the rubber stamp. Then just rub your outline over the lights and let it dry for a few minutes. Use the paintbrush to create a lighter shade over your lights by picking out areas of light within the darker outline. Finally just use your pencil to create the Christmas tree sparkle that is so popular with many people creating their own abstract blurred Christmas lights background.
So here's how you can make a beautiful abstract blurred Christmas lights background using just your computer. I know it sounds easy but you'll be surprised at how much time and patience it takes. But once you get the hang of it you'll be creating beautiful holiday lighting effects that are so nice to look at. You can use this same method to create any type of digital Christmas photo or picture that you want to use as your new holiday lights twinkling backdrop.
I'm sure you will enjoy trying this abstract blurred Christmas lights effect. And if you're into abstract art you'll probably find these techniques of creating your own abstract blurred Christmas lights photo or picture backgrounds very interesting. So give it a try next time you're making your Christmas card or letter headings.