Design DIY: Marquee Lights

Huge thanks to Oh, Hello Friend for letting us share their project! 

Inspiration

 

Images via Sally Jeana lovely escape

Supplies

12" Cardboard letters 

Metal spray paint like Rust-oleum Hammered in Dark Bronze

Bulb string lights

Tools

Drill

Xacto knife/blade

Step 1

With your blade, cut along the outside edge of the letters leaving a small border, using a ruler to ensure a straight line. You might need to clean up the edged after cutting to be sure there are no little paper pieces left behind.

Step 2

Flip the letters over and mark where your lights will go. Drill holes for the bulbs.

Step 3

Spray all your letters! Don't worry about painting the back.

Step 4

Place the string light bulbs through your drilled holes and attach the string onto the back, securing the bulbs to the letters.

 

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