A Christmas DIY

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.

xx

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