A Christmas DIY

I’m back!

After a whirlwind week (that I’ll tell you all about tomorrow,) I’m settling back into some semblance of a normal schedule, which means it’s most definitely time for a blog post or two.

For today, I promised a few Instagram peeps that I’d tell you all about this little DIY marquee sign I did…

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

I got the inspiration from Homey Oh My’s version….

homey oh my marquee sign

…that I first saw in Merry Mag

merry mag

…which is PS, a fabulous homemade holiday idea guide.

To start, and this was probably the hardest part, I went looking for paper mache letters. I could have ordered them from JoAnn but needed them super fast so looked around locally until finally finding an option that worked at an art supply store called DeSerres.

For the lights, I used small gold balls from Canadian Tire

diy marquee sign christine dovey styl

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

The trick was to make sure the gold balls: 1. looked like lights 2. were the same width as the letters.

Once the materials were home and ready, the first step was to cut the top off the letters, using an exacto knife…

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

Next, I laid out the balls just to make sure they fit in nicely…

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

Because I wanted the letters to look like the real deal metal ones, I decided to spray them matte black…I didn’t get a picture of me doing that part but here’s them after painting…

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

And since I suck at DIY turotials, I also didn’t take a photo of the last step, which is using a hot glue gun to secure the letters.

Basically, you just take off the hanging part of the ornament and glue the sucker in- easy peasy.

And when you’re done, they look like this…

diy marquee sign christine dovey style

Super fun.


  1. Ashley

    I. Love. This.
    I had no idea it was a DIY and assumed they were really expensive. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Dianne

    How are they standing? Will they do this on their own or are they glued to something? Looks amazing , of course!

  3. Brittany

    So cute!! And very festive 🙂 xo

  4. sundeep @ Designwali

    love this idea! the black rocks.

  5. Heather @ Intrriorgroupie

    Looks so good!

  6. Christine it’s gorgeous!!! I love how you painted it black! So happy to see you were inspired 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow, I absolutely love this! I’m usually NOT a huge fan of DIYs (they always look kind of…DIY to me), but this looks seriously amazing and chic….just your style! Glamorous and really professional, and I’ve never seen a Christmas decoration like it. Really, really love it.

  9. I love that it’s kitschy but oh so chic…perfectly beautiful, Christine!

  10. Carrie

    This is brilliant! And it looks beautiful!

  11. Albertina || Mimosa Lane

    I love this so much!! I may need to do this this weekend!

  12. Nicole

    I think it looks great and impressive. I liked it very much.

  13. Aline

    Where are you Chris!!!
    Please I need a daily basis posts from you!!! It´s really my fun and glam minute in my day!

  14. Melissa

    This turned out so fab!! So happy to see projects from the pages of Merry come to life in your stunning space. I hope you had a great holiday!

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