Friday, August 5, 2016

DIY Marquee Sign

My daughter is getting home from girls camp today, and boy am I excited! I thought I'd greet her with this yard sign.

I wanted to buy a Light up marquee sign, and could find the sign, but no letters anywhere! I didn't have time to wait for them to come in the mail. So, out of desperation, I made one. It was easier that I expected, and 95% of my supplies came from Home Depot. 

You will need:

You won't need the metal base, unless you choose to display it outside.

I chose 3 inch. You could do whatever you want to customize your sign to your needs.

I went to the Staples nearly home, and picked up clear Binder Cover Sheets. There were $.11 each. You can get a large pack online for less per sheet. This is my Amazon affiliate link.

A glue gun, scissors, and a paper cutter.

Cut your J-Trim to the width of the sign. I just made the basic marks with scissors, and broke it from there. 

Decide what height you want your letters to be, and where your stickers will be on your binder cover sheets. Make sure you place the stickers in the middle, so they won't be covered by the lip of the J-trim. I ended up cutting my binder sheets in half long way, hotdog style. 

I used my clear sheets cut in half, as markers, and glued the J-trim strips on with my hot glue gun. I butted two together for the middle pieces, where it would need a top lip and a bottom lip.

Cut the clear sheets in the length you want for the letters. I made mine all the same width, and made them able to accommodate the widest letters. 

Hook your stickers on, and you are set!

Your sign can be customized to any need. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


1 comment:

christyjames said...

Love this! What a great sign boards! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
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