Marquee Letters – all the rage, am I right?! I have seen several DIY tutorials out there and have always wanted to make some, but it just seemed like a ton of work and I never got to it. Well, enter this awesomeness. CUSTOM MARQUEE LETTERS – you just buy blank letters, complete with lights and templates, and you embellish them to your heart’s content. Genius!! (I was provided product for this post, but all opinions are my own, and I am seriously HOOKED! they’re so cool!)
I have been posting sneak peeks on social media as I’ve been working on them, and you are all going crazy for them – and I can’t blame you, they’re super awesome! And the best part is how easy they are to customize – these are going to be a huge hit.
They are part of the Marquee Love line from Heidi Swap and you can find it at Michael’s Stores – mine had a super awesome endcap display. I love all the ideas on the display – glitter?! I want to do that to my next set (yes, I already have another set in the works….). Or there’s paper or paint or washi tape or whatever you can think of – possibilities are endless.
With this set I used paper – a combo of the set made for the letters and another paper pack I found at Michaels. I love how fun and colorful it makes the marquee letters.
And these are WAY easy to put together – it’s like a kit. Each letter comes with a template, and you use that template to trace around on your paper. Trace the little holes for the lights too (you can use a hole punch to cut those out) and then cut around the edge of your letter. Then you pop the light globes in on the front of your letter – they kind of snap into place. Then you just insert the light string in the back, and voila!
These are battery operated – each letter takes 2 aaa batteries – which is genius because that way you can set them on a shelf, hang them on a wall, etc, and not have to worry at all about having them next to an outlet to plug them in.
I laid all my letters out on the floor – – I cut my templates and then set aside the bulbs and lights…. and then I got to thinking I had made a big mess because each letter has a specific number of lights and I had just mixed them all up….
But no worries – it turns out each light and bulb set was labeled with the letter to which it coordinates – phew!
I love crafts like this – fairly simple, yet they turn out so awesome and make me feel so accomplished! Here’s an upclose view of the papers I chose – I tried to match the colors on my business card and stay true to my logo design:
I CAN NOT wait to get them up in my new studio space! It will be a fun pop of color on the neutral walls. And speaking of, it’s coming along…. here are the letters, already being awesome in that craft room to be:
I can’t decide if I’ll arrange them all in a line (like above) or stacked (like below) – – –
If I stack them, I’ll mount them on the wall individually. In the meantime for the pick I just balanced them on each other which was quite the challenge – I would get one side steady and then the other side would fall – again and again – I lost count of the times that the set up looked like this:
But totally worth it! And so are these Marquee Letters. Be sure to head over to Michaels Stores and grab some for yourself!
Or you can even try Shop Michaels Online – I love shopping online because I love it when craft supplies just show up, right at my door (and shipping is free if it’s over $50)