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DIY Marquee Sign

Marquee signs are definitely a retro throwback, but have come back in a big way! With just a few materials, you can create your own permanent marquee sign to fit any room of your house.

1. To create the box that your letters attach to, we used a piece of plywood and 1x2 pine boards. Cut the plywood to your desired size and then cut two horizontal 1x3 pieces of wood and two vertical 1x3 pieces of wood. Attach those pieces to the back of the plywood with a nail gun, creating the frame.

2. Paint the plywood and frame. We chose to use white so that our letters would really pop, but you could use any color to fit in with the rest of your decor.

3. This homeowner runs a cake and cookie bakery out of her kitchen, so the word "BAKE" seemed most appropriate. You can purchase chipboard letters like these at any craft store. Spray paint them in the color of your choice. We couldn't resist using a gorgeous turquoise blue.

4. Decide how many lights you'd like on each letter and mark their placement. Our bulbs were evenly spaced. Pre-drill holes with a bit the same size of the socket. Be careful to drill carefully so you don't crack the letters.

5. Place the letters on your plywood and draw a small "x" in each of the holes Drill a hole on each of the 'x' marks. Place a few dots of liquid nails on the back of the letters and align the letters on the holes in the plywood. Let dry.

6. Thread the sockets through the holes and then screw the bulbs in. To hang this on the wall, drill a small hole in the bottom 1x3 for the cord to run through. Plug that baby in and get really excited that you did it!

If you want more information about this project or any of the other projects in this room, check out Jess and Monica's blog, East Coast Creative!

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