DIY Marquee LetterSunday, October 26, 2014
If you like to go picking or hunting for antiques then you've more than likely ran into some awesome vintage marquee letters. The only catch is, the more vintage and cool they are, the more expensive! I've seen ONE small letter sell for up to $400!
2x4 Piece of Plywood (3/4” width suggested)
3/4" paddle drill bit
1/2" round drill bit
Vinyl Vertical Blinds
Hammer & Nails
The first thing you need to do is find a font for your letter. Print the letter as large as you want it to be on paper, cut it out and trace it on to the plywood. Next, use your jig-saw to carefully cut out the letter. First time using the jig-saw! nailed it! After your letter is cut, use the sander to smooth the edges and surface so theres no splintering wood pieces.
Next you put the string lights back into each bulb and tape it to the back of the letter so it stays in place.