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!
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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.
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?!?
- Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Arrow Kit
- FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint in Pure Gold
- foam paint brush
- scrapbook paper (or other decorative items: washi tape, glitter, stickers, etc.)
- 2 AA batteries
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.
Cut out the arrow and holes using the scissors.
Have you worked on any fun projects lately?