MY DIY | Marquee Letter Sign






Remember a while back when I was ogling over marquee letters? Well, I finally checked it off my craft to-do list, and I am stoked with the results! We hung them up on the wall for a little gathering at the studio, and since then, I moved things around a little on my craft shelves to make space for the sign. I have to say, now that it gets dark at 4:30 everyday, it is quite lovely to have “DIY” light up this side of the studio. Check out the steps and supplies after the break…

And check out a few other DIYs displayed: Canvas painting, Dotted succulent pot, Globe collection 




What you need: 
X-ACTO blade
Silver paint
Paint brush
What to do: 
First, cut the top of the letter about a quarter of an inch from the edge of letter.
Next, peel a bit of the top of the letter back, and pull out the inside cardboard.
Then remove the top part of the cardboard, leaving a hallow letter.
Next, paint your letters with sliver paint and let dry.
Turn over your letters and mark where each bulb should be placed, evenly spaced. Cut an “X” on the mark with your blade. 
Unscrew a bulb from the string of lights, push the socket through the “X” cut. Screw bulb back on.
Note: Plot out the path of your string of lights, so the plug ends on a bottom corner.
Disguise the cord by painting the visible areas white (or the color of you wall).




  1. It looks very cool! 😀 I love it!

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  2. Lali says:

    Such a good idea! An it looks so beautiful!
    Happy Friday, Lali

  3. Josephine Penelope says:

    Love this idea! I’m still also loving your white globe, any ideas where I could get hold of one?

    1. Jenni says:

      I am on the search for another one! I will let you know if I find more!

  4. Marie says:

    You are so talented and I love the way you take pictures wish I could do stuff like this but it never turns out amazing like this . WELL DONE. xox

    1. Jenni says:

      Awww thanks you are too sweet!

  5. Laura Emsley says:

    What a lovely DIY project !!!! Looks lovely xx

  6. Liz says:

    This is so cool and so much simpler than other tutorials I’ve seen! I am going to have to do this!

    Thanks for posting this!

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! It was much easier then I thought and I am pretty stoked with the results 🙂

  7. Sharon says:

    The studio looks great!!! Love the flowers.

  8. Laura says:

    I would love to do this for our family! Or even in a kid’s name… I think this would make a great present!
    xoxo Laura

  9. Absolutely love it! Was just telling my sister the other day, I’d love one of those type lights and now I can make one, thanks very much!!

  10. I’ve been wanting to make a marquee sign for my dining area so this is super helpful! How did you hang it on the wall with all the bulb wire sticking out of the back?

    1. Jenni says:

      We put nails in the wall, and taped all the wires down in the back so you would not see them. We painted the visible ones white so they would blend in with the wall.

  11. Neenys says:

    This is such a cool idea!

  12. sherry says:

    This looks great, girl.

  13. Love this DIY! I’m gonna try this! 🙂

  14. This looks so cool and funky! Will definitely have a go! 🙂

  15. Julita says:

    Such an amazing idea! Love it! 🙂
    Greetings from

  16. Nora says:

    This so simple, but definitely a conversation piece!

  17. sherry says:

    Please light your DIY marquee sign. I would love to see it lite.

    1. Jenni says:

      You will have to come see it in person 😉

      1. sherry says:

        I would love to see your studio but I live far far away in another state.

  18. This is amazing, I’ve always wanted to learn how to do this. Thanks for sharing!!

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