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We often hear that after an evening at unWined, clients have a new found appreciation for the brush and canvas. Not only for the creative process, but also for the many DIY projects that they now have the courage to tackle.

During the holidays, there are numerous ways to use a painted canvas and at this time of year, the crafts store like Michaels and Hobby Lobby boast huge savings on the most popular size stretched canvas — ready to paint. The mini canvas, usually packaged in multiples is a great place to start. In addition, a larger canvas can be an inexpensive and unique way to create a holiday piece that you’ll save and use year after year.

In lieu of a traditional wreath, you may want a little something different for the front door or perhaps over the mantle. Personalized with your family name, it’s easy to get the exact size that looks best for your space. Use a simple ribbon for hanging or a short piece of garland.

Keep it simple and feature a message. One of the best things about creating your own holiday art is that you can decide on the perfect look and you can choose the colors that will compliment your decor. There’s no settling for what the ready-made signs you find at the store.

Take it up a notch by adding a string of lights. It looks impressive, but the most difficult part is really just deciding where you’ll hang your work. Once you paint your tree (or wreath, night sky, gift box, etc.), mark out where you want to dot the canvas with lights. Then all you have to do is make a small hole for each light, push the light bulb through to the front of the canvas and plug in the string. The effect can be quite wonderful and your art will certainly be a feature of your room.

A mini canvas (2”x2”, 3”x3” and 4”x4”) has so many possibilities that it’s wise to buy several at once and let your imagination take you on a holiday adventure.

Personalized gift tags let your friends and family know that you went above and beyond to make their Christmas special — and they get an extra little surprise to hang on their trees or perhaps on a child’s bedroom doorknob.

It doesn’t have to take a long time to create ornaments for your tree. Remember, you don’t have to make each canvas a mini masterpiece. Sometimes, a colorful design can be just as interesting.

Give yourself an evening to create or gather the family for a special project. Either way, we hope you find your inner artist and a satisfying creative outlet — and we wish you the best holidays ever!!


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