Every time I’ve seen the beautiful DIY marquee letters that have popped up all over some of my favorite sites in the last year or two, I’ve always bookmarked away that idea to try myself one day. That was one project that was on my to-do list for last year that somehow never got done, and I determined myself in 2015 to give them a try. I was so excited, then, when I saw some fabulous new products at Michaels stores that make creating a set of these fun letters a total breeze!
I always select a word for the year to have in the back of my mind throughout the upcoming months to inspire me to accomplish my goals. This year, my word is GIVE, so I knew immediately when I saw these fun Marquee Love products exactly the word I would create! This set sits in my newly refreshed and organized creative space to motivate and inspire me. Today I’m going to fill you in on how you can make a set of these beauties of your very own, plus give you a peek into the place where I do all of my creating!
This post is brought to you by Michaels.
For this project, you will need…
- Marquee Love letter kits for your chosen word, monogram, name, etc. (Available at Michaels)
- Assorted patterned papers (I used the glitter and patterned papers from the Marquee Love line)
- Glue (optional)
- Hole punch
Open up the box for your letter, and carefully remove the tracing template tucked into the back of the letter. Use the pencil to trace the template in reverse on the back side of a piece of patterned paper. Be sure to also trace off the circles on the template, as these show the bulb placement for the finished project.
Use the hole punch to punch through each of the holes in the traced letter.
Now, simply tuck the paper letter piece down into the front side of the marquee letter, making sure all of the openings for the bulbs are aligned. At this point, you can use a thin layer of glue (Mod Podge would work well) and a foam brush to permanently affix the paper to the letter, but I found that it was plenty secure simply by tucking it into place. This will allow me to change the look later on if I wish!
Now, press each of the bulb cap pieces included in the kit down through a hole in the piece, from front to back.
With the bulb caps in place, flip the letter over. Refer to the diagram included in the kit to affix the wired lights to the back of the piece. Now, place some batteries in the pack, and your marquee letter is ready to shine!
Your oh-so-easy marquee letter is complete!
These letters are such a fun way to remind me of my goal for the year to GIVE more.
The glittered papers from the Marquee Love line are truly fantastic, and I can picture myself using them over and over again in the new year.
I love the warm glow of these letters in my creative space! I’ve got my room in tip-top shape after doing some housekeeping at the beginning of the year. There is nothing that helps me feel more creative and productive that having my space nice and organized.
My DIY pegboard is still, by far, my favorite organizing system in my room. It is so nice to have a place for everything all in plain sight.
Storing things where they are visible is one of my favorite ways to stay organized, since it prevents me from having to search for them when I need them. I place office supplies in fun little dishes, and various craft items in unique pieces like this jewelry holder and galvanized bucket that I picked up at Michaels.
Be sure to check out the full tour of my creative space for even more great organizational ideas!
Need some inspiration for fun creative projects to tackle in the new year, or maybe some ideas to finally get your creative stash nice and organized? These fun ideas from the Michaels Makers over at The Glue String and these DIY storage ideas are a great place to start!
And be sure to check out what all of the other Makers are up to this month below!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michaels. All opinions are entirely my own.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.