DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

Adapted from Kelly Boudreau McInvale’s blog post on Hello Boudreau | PHOTOS BY GIGGLE MAGAZINE

Materials

Sand paper
Paint
Paintbrush
String lights
Super glue
Vinyl vertical blinds
Pre-cut wood letters
Drill
PADDLE DRILL BIT
Hammer
Nails
Safety glasses

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1 Sand letters to remove any splinters. (letters purchased from hobby lobby)

2 Remove the big bulbs from the string lights. Lay them on the letter and mark where holes need to be drilled. (string lights purchased from amazon.com)

3 Drill the holes for the bulbs.

4 Paint letters with chosen paint. Let dry.

5 For the border, line each letter with the blinds. Cut off extra and nail in place. (This takes two people.) (blinds purchased from lowe’s)

6 Optional
After the border is on, add some extra detail to your letters depending on style/taste.

7 Glue the bulbs into each hole. Remember, they should not have the string lights in them at this time.

8 Put the string lights back into each bulb and tape it to the back of the letter so it stays in place.

9 Plug in and enjoy!

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