Wednesday, March 4, 2020

LUCK faux marquee letters

Do you like letters?  I just cannot get enough of all things typography... including marquee letters.  But they aren't the easiest things in the world to find and believe me I have searched.  So of course like any good maker, I found a way to craft them myself.  And it just so happens that it's almost St Patrick's Day so I was able to make LUCK Marquee Letters.


LUCK Marquee Letters | how to diy marquee letters  |  She's Crafty


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Y'all know I love me some vintage home decor.  But I can't always get to the flea market or antique store every time I want to redecorate - which is all the time.  So what's a girl to do?  Figure out how to make it herself!  That was the case with these marquee letters.

How to DIY Marquee Letters


I love the look of marquee letters!   The simple black and white letters are totally my jam.  While I'd love real ones, making them myself is more realistic.  Even though I will still totally be on the hunt for the retro ones.  

As always, the first step in any DIY is the gather supplies.

Supplies for DIY Marquee Letters



Instructions for making Marquee Letters


 LUCK marquee letters - use this easy tutorial to make DIY marquee letters


Cut  L U C K with a die cut machine from black cardstock.  If you do not have a die cut machine you could also print letters with a word program, then trace them onto black cardstock and cut them out by hand.


cut letters from black cardstock and run through a laminator


Then place the letters into laminating sheets and run it through the laminator to melt it.  2 letters fit in 1 laminating sheet.


laminate cardstock letters to make diy marquee letters


I just love having a laminator.  If you don't have one, you should consider getting one.  You will be surprised at how often you use it!  When your letters have cooled off, cut the sheet in half.


faux marquee letters - trim laminated letters with paper trimmer


Then trim each letter down to 5 inches by 7 inches.  You could also round the corners with a punch if you'd like.


LUCK - how to make marquee letters at home

Aren't the letters so cute?  I just love the way they look.


LUCK faux marquee letters - hang letters with clothespins


I hung them on a vintage window with mini clothes pins.  I also added a shamrock garland from Target dollar spot.  


LUCK faux marquee letters - St Patrick's Day vignette | St Patrick's Day home decor


This little St Patrick's Vignette looks perfect with the addition of the marquee letters!  


So the next time you are in the market for marquee letters, or want to add some cute typography to your home decor, make DIY faux marquee letters.




4 comments:

  1. Your LUCK letters look really nice in your festive St. Paddy's vignette! That laminator looks like a nifty little machine to have. Visiting from Friday Favorites.

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