Are you looking for a fun and easy to make Christmas decoration? Check out this tutorial for my lighted holiday marquee sign!
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I love perusing holiday catalogs at this time of year. There is so much inspiration, especially if you are crafty like me!
One of my favorite catalogs is Ballard Designs. I always find tons of fun ideas in those pages!
I spotted a gorgeous JOY sign in their catalog recently that I fell in love with. The J and the Y were made out of metal, and the O was a green wreath. It was so cute, but way too big for my apartment.
I immediately started thinking about how I could get a similar look for my home. And of course, I wanted to create my own lighted holiday marquee sign without spending a ton of money or time!
I already had a grapevine wreath, so I decided to use that instead of live green wreath. With the addition of a few berries, the wreath turned out so cute. Plus, I’ll be able to use it again next year.
For the letters, I decorated two Heidi Swap Marquee Kits with gold glitter paper. I first used one of these kits to make my arrow marquee light, and I have been obsessed ever since! They are so fun and simple to use.
I’m so happy with how my lighted holiday marquee sign turned out. It only took a few minutes to make, and it’s such a great addition to my holiday decor!
- 8″ grapevine wreath
- decorative berries (I found mine at Michaels, but this red berry cluster is similar.)
- hot glue gun
- J and Y marquee kits
- gold glitter paper
- double sided tape
- AAA batteries
Start by pulling apart the berries into small clusters. Hot glue the berries to the front of the wreath. I attached five berry clusters to my wreath.
By the way, I finally got a new hot glue gun! I didn’t use it for this project, but I’m hoping my new one leads to fewer burned fingers … ha ha. I’ve had the same glue gun forever! It was passed down from my mom, and she had it for a long while, too.
Flip the letter over and insert the lights that came with the kit. Insert two AAA batteries in the battery pack.
Repeat these steps with the other letter.
P.S. Check out all of my Christmas decor ideas, DIY projects, and recipes!