Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Marquee #USA Sign

I haven't done a ton of Fourth of July crafting this year. We have been working really hard to reduce what is in our house because we aren't sure what is one the horizon for us home wise, so I have been just reusing old decorations and not making new ones, until I found this Hashtag Marquee sign at Jo-Ann Stores yesterday. I fell immediately in love and since I was able to come up with ideas to use it at every holiday, I decided to spring for it. I pulled together this sign in an afternoon and I only wish I had come up with it sooner. I am not sure I am going to be able to convince myself to ever take it down.

For this sign you will need: 


  • The Hashtag Marquee Sign 
  • Large Paper Mache Letters 
  • Acrylic Paint in red, white and blue
  • fine glitter in red, white and blue
  • Mod Podge


 Paint each letter either red, white or blue. Since I bought the red hashtag sign, I started with blue to break up the colors a little bit more. Give each letter two or three coats.
 When your letters are completely dry, use a foam brush to brush a coat of Mod Podge over the top of them. Sprinkle fine glitter onto each letter. I did just blue glitter on the blue letter, just red on the red but all three colors on the white letter. Allow the letters to dry and then seal them with an sealer spray.
 I absolutely love this sign and you can be sure you will see this marquee hashtag in future projects. I might be a little obsessed with it. The Marquee sign was $19.99 at Jo-Ann Stores, but I was able to use a 60% off coupon that I found on their site to bring it down to $8, so overall the sign wasn't as pricey as I always imagined them being.
What decorations do you have up for the 4th?
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19 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is so cute. I love it.

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

What a cute sign! I love decorating for the 4th of July so I'll need to add this to my list of projects I'd like to do!

Jess Benoit said...

I love this so much! Thanks for sharing :)

Janet Krugel said...

I need one of those hashtag signs in my life. I wonder what I would hashtag...

bxcrochet said...

That is such a great idea! I Love those marquee signs.

Michelle F.

Denea Duran said...

Such a cute sign! I usually decorate my house for every holiday but I have been out of it this year, trying to get ready for our new baby. Great idea!

Jeanine said...

What a great idea! That is really cute! I love signs!

Jeannette said...

I kinda of like the whole idea of this hashtag something you create! Its a great idea! LOVE what you did for the 4th of July craft!

Ckrusch said...

Love the idea and the sign! Sooo creative!

Jess rey said...

This is so cute. Happy 4th of July!

Nicole Escat said...

your so creative and i love your design. great idea for the 4th of july thank you for this

Crystal said...

We aren't ready! Every day I've been trying to do a different craft with the kids. I wish I had started earlier.

Cathy Mini said...

I love that you included the hashtag! That made it modern and totally pin-able! :D I just recently realized we don't have much for 4th of July decorations, so I may have to make your marquee sign myself. Thanks!

Positively Stacey said...

I love the way you combined the hashtag a with the USA - so very clever! Looks great. I just painted a pallet to be a flag - hoping that this simple and large piece of decor would help liven up a corner of my yard! It worked. Your project looks like it would give a large bang for the buck as well. good job! http://positivelystacey.com/2015/06/turn-a-pallet-into-a-flag-easy-fourth-of-july-decor/

Living a Fit and Full Life said...

Very festive! I need to get some decorations for the 4th of July.

Shelley Mc said...

Great decoration and you definitely don't need to take it down until it's time for Christmas decor.
Have a good Forth of July.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I love how this came out! I love how patriotic it is!

Stephanie Pass said...

What a cute idea for 4th of July. I just love it! I don't have a single decoration up this year.

Karissa Ancell said...

This is cute! Perfect for the 4th and probably through the year.

 
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