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DIY Candy Cane Christmas Marquee Letters

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas DIY Marquee Letters - cute Christmas Decorating Idea, they are made from paper mache letters,

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 DIY Candy Cane Stripe Christmas Marquee Letters.

Christmas Crafternoon anyone??

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas DIY Marquee Letters - cute Christmas Decorating Idea, they are made from paper mache letters,

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.

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas DIY Marquee Letters - cute Christmas Decorating Idea, they are made from paper mache letters,

JOY Marquee Letters Supplies

If you’d like to make a set for yourself here’s what you need:

Instructions

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas Marquee Letters by polkadotchair.com

Step One: Paint

First, paint your letters white. Then with painter’s 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.

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas Marquee Letters by polkadotchair.com

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.

Step Two: Cutting

Next use an exacto knife and cut out the back of the letter leaving a small ledge.

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas DIY Marquee Letters - cute Christmas Decorating Idea, they are made from paper mache letters,

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.

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas Marquee Letters by polkadotchair.com

Use and exacto knife and cut out each circle.

Candy Cane Stripe Christmas DIY Marquee Letters - cute Christmas Decorating Idea, they are made from paper mache letters,

Step 3: Add Lights

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.

That’s it!

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This post first appeared on Tatertots & Jello .

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