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Monday, December 22, 2014

Easy DIY Marquee Sign

Easy DIY Marquee Sign

Want to brighten up your space with some festive decor? Make this easy DIY Marquee Sign to light up any word or phrase. I chose to do "Be Merry" for the holidays, but you could easily do a name or a work like "LOVE". Here's what you need and how to get this fun look.

- Paper Mache Letters (I used 8" ones, but you can pick which size you like best)
- Christmas Lights (Mini clear lights with at least 100 bulbs)
- Exacto knife
- Clear tape
- Paint (optional)

Easy DIY Marquee Sign

Step 1: Using your Exacto knife, remove the front panel of your letters - it's hallow, so cut along the seam of the edges.
Optional: I left my letters the color it came because I liked the natural craft look, but you could spray paint the letters at this time any color you like to go along with your decor. Gold or a bright red or even turquoise would look awesome!
Step 2: Take a pencil and mark where each light will go on each letter, you want it to be spaced at least an inch apart. Keep in mind how many light bulbs you have on your string lights and how many letters you have to space out accordingly. I put between 7 and 12 lights on each letter.
Step 3: Using your Exacto knife, carefully make a small X where each mark is on your letters and push the back of your exacto knife through to make enough room to slide in a light.
Step 4: Think of where you will plug this in, I knew I had my outlet on the left of where I wanted to display this, so I started with the end of the letters and placed my lights accordingly into each hole.
Step 5: Once all the lights are in place, use clear tape to secure some of the loose wires to the letters to make sure they don't show or lights pop out of their spot./
Step 6: Align and place your letters where you want to display them! Because the letters are pretty light, you may want to prop them up against something, especially to hide the wires behind.

Easy DIY Marquee Sign


Shine bright and be merry!



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