How-to: Marquee Letter Sign

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Step 10

While your glue is drying, cut your wrapping paper to the same dimensions as the outer side of MDF. Use spray adhesive to secure paper to MDF. If you don’t want to cover the entire outside, you can paint it and put a line of ribbon, washi tape, or leather along the seam to cover the staples.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Mandi Gubler, vintagerevivals.com

Step 11

Thread a bulb from the string of lights through each hole from the back of the sign. Lights should fit snuggly, but a bit of hot glue will make sure they stay in place if needed. Tuck the remaining string behind the letter after removing the leftover bulbs. Leave only the length needed to plug the sign in.

Step 12

To hang the sign, screw in a few short eyehooks to the backside of the letter (make sure they don’t go through all of the way!) Attach picture wire. If your letter is not hanging straight, put a small nail in your wall to support the other side. This doesn’t hold the sign’s weight, only keeps it level. Plug in.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Mandi Gubler, vintagerevivals.com
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