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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. Halloween lends itself to fun lights and displays that you just don’t get to do with other holidays. I love making crafts that light up to display on our porch Halloween night for all of the Trick-or-Treaters. These DIY Marquee Letters are incredibly easy to make and they are gorgeous and glittery, perfect for Halloween. I went with purple and silver but you can go traditional orange and black too! The possibilities are endless when it comes to your letters too. You can make letters that say BOO, EEK, Witch or if you want something longer even Halloween.
DIY Marquee Letters
A lot of the things you need for these letter are basic crafting supplies that you can find at Walmart.
You will need:
- paper mache letters
- battery operated lights
- a knife
- sand paper
- foam brushes
- RAYOVAC® batteries
Slice the paper mache letter around the sides, staying as close to the top of the letter as possible. You want to remove the front of the letter leaving as much as you can of the sides. I have found that if you make a slit, you can pop off the entire front of the letter at the seam without cutting around the letter.
Once you have cut completely around the letter, pull the front part of the letter off and remove the insides of the letter.
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Use an awl or a knife to pierce small holes through the letter. You want the holes just big enough for your lights to fit through. If you make the holes too big, the lights won’t stay in the holes.
Add the lights every inch or so, all the way around the letter. You want to add the lights before you paint in case punch holes through the letter ruins the paint. After you have added the lights, remove them and paint your letter in your desired color.
After your letter has dried, cover the inside of the letter in a thin layer of glue and sprinkle glitter all over the letter. Shake off the excess glitter.
Repeat for your other letters. I used purple paint and purple glitter for my b and silver paint and glitter for the Os.
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After the glitter has dried, put the lights back into your letters from the back of the letter. Tape down the wires to the back of the letters so you won’t see them through the letter. Then add your batteries and turn on the lights!
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I bought both RAYOVAC® HIGH ENERGY™ and RAYOVAC® FUSION™ and they are powering the lights in these marquee letters perfectly! Right now you can head to Walmart and buy RAYOVAC® batteries and get a deal! Print a 50 Cents off coupon here or use this Ibotta offer to get $2.00 back on your purchase of two packs.
After you have added your batteries, stand your letters on your mantel or other surface for glittery lit up perfection!
What crafts do you make that need power?