Marquee letters are all the rage right now and there have been many really great marquee letter tutorials posted online this year. Even though I know there are a bunch of tutorials online, after seeing all of them I decided that I had to have a set for myself, so I made these Candy Cane Stripe Christmas Marquee Letters and… since I was making myself a set I thought I’d share with you how I made them incase you’d like to make some too…
Christmas Crafternoon anyone??
I thought it would be fun to have a little twist and add candy cane stripes to the letters. This was easily done with a little bit of painters tape, paint and glitter glue.
If you’d like to make a set for yourself here’s what you need:
Red & White Craft Paint
Red Glitter glue (if desired)
Bulb LED Christmas lights (make sure you get the LED ones the other would be too hot to be safe with the paper mache)
First paint your letters white. Then with painters tape, tape off stripes on the letters at regular intervals.
To help the color from bleeding, apply a thin coat of white paint over the paint.
Then paint red over the exposed parts to create the stripes. Remove the tape and accent the stripes with glitter glue if you’d like.
Next use an exacto knife and cut out the back of the letter leaving a small ledge.
Mark the locations of your bulbs. To do this unscrew the bulbs from the light string and trace the outline of the bulb onto the letter.
Use and exacto knife and cut out each circle.
Poke the light bulb through just to make sure your hole is the right size. Next going in order attach the light string to the letters and screw the bulbs back in to secure.
This post first appeared on Tatertots & Jello on 11/26/14