DIY Arrow Marquee Light

I love adding unique touches to my apartment, and for a while now, I’ve been coveting a marquee light. Vintage lights are prohibitively expensive though, and most DIY marquees are quite time intensive.

What can I say? I’m cheap and lazy (ha), and I wanted a marquee light that didn’t take a lot of money to buy or time to make!

Lucky for me (and you), I discovered an inexpensive way to make my own DIY Arrow Marquee Light. You will not believe how easy it was to make!

This DIY Arrow Marquee Light is super fun and easy to make! | Hello Little Home

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The key to this project is a super affordable Heidi Swap Marquee Love Kit. These cute little kits are available in all sorts of shapes, plus all the letters of the alphabet. Everything thing you need to assemble the light is included in the kit, and you just need to decorate it.

This DIY Arrow Marquee Light is super fun and easy to make. I love how it looks lit up! | Hello Little HomeThe shapes and letters are made from lightweight cardboard, which makes them easy to hang or display anywhere.

I wanted my light to resemble metal, so I coated it with my favorite gold paint. Then I picked out a fun floral paper for the interior.

Want to know the best part about these kits? You can easily change up the decorations if you want. I love this floral paper for now, but it will be fun to change the look in the future by simply swapping out the paper … how easy is that?!?

Supplies for the DIY Arrow Marquee Light | Hello Little HomeWant to make your own DIY Arrow Marquee Light? Here’s what you’ll need:

Start by painting the outside and inner edge of the cardboard marquee light. Add additional coats until the light is completely covered.

Set aside and let dry.

Painting the DIY Arrow Marquee Light. | Hello Little HomeNext, use the pencil to trace around the arrow template that’s included in the kit.

Cut out the arrow and holes using the scissors.

Tracing the pattern for the DIY Arrow Marquee Light. | Hello Little HomePlace the cutout inside the painted marquee light, then insert the LED lights through the holes in the paper/marquee. Add the bulb caps over the lights and through the holes.

Inserting Lights for the DIY Arrow Marquee Light. | Hello Little HomeInsert the batteries, and your light is complete. It’s that easy!

Follow these easy step-by-step directions to make this DIY Arrow Marquee Light! | Hello Little HomeI love the pretty floral paper that I found at Michaels. It’s so perfect for spring!

Close-up of an easy-to-make DIY Arrow Marquee Light | Hello Little HomeMy favorite thing about this DIY Arrow Marquee Light is that is looks just as cute (if not cuter!) during the day as it does lit up at night.

This DIY Arrow Marquee Light is super fun and easy to make! | Hello Little HomeI’m so happy with how this turned out. I’d like to get my initials done next!

Have you worked on any fun projects lately?

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