21st Feb2014


DIY Marquee Sign

by Loren Crane

DIY Marquee Sign, Written by Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box

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We have a new little addition to our life and our little princess seem to be missing something in her room and guess what it was? I heart marquee sign. It also helps for extra lighting in her bedroom. The first thing I thought of was making it out of wood. I have seen it made from cardboard to metal all over Pinterest but I have a love of wood and wanted to give it a try. I enlisted the help of my hubby in this project mostly because at the time I was nine months pregnant and working with power tools with a big belly.

The first thing was to draw out the heart design you want onto the wood.  My hubby even used a red sharpie for the job.  My hubby used a jigsaw to cut the heart out and then sanded the edges down.

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After the heart was cut out I used Tim holtz distressed paint to paint the heart a beautiful red.

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I used a ¾ inch drill pit to make the holes in the wood to fit the light in. Remember to drill from the back just in case the wood slits while you drill. Also remember to have enough space between the bulbs because you don’t want them touching because they will over heat on you.

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I found the light that I used on the DIY marquee sign at target in the garden section. They are super powerful when you turn them on.

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Before I placed the light in the wood I made a stencil with my silhouette cameo with the word LOVE. I used white acrylic paint to go over it.

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I let it dry and attached the light and ta-da!  You have your every own love heart DIY marquee sign to display in your home!

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Happy Crafting!

Loren

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Loren Crane
Loren’s journey as a crafter began when she had her son. She found that she could create anything her mind could come up with her limit was her imagination. It also helped that she has a very supportive husband. She started with a simple book folding technique to now reupholstering chairs. DIY is her passion and she hopes to inspire others to take a chance and know that if a city girl who did not know how to use a glue gun could do it so can you. Now she is a thrifty, antiquing and dumpster diving woman who can’t pass up a good deal. She can see beauty in everything and you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it. Come a join her on her blog, Pandora’s Craft Box!
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