DIY Marquee Letters – How To

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Wow,  they look fantastic!   I’ve never heard of metal flashing before,  but it looks like a super cool material for diy.   I’m gonna have to check that out,  where do you buy yours?   We lucked out and found huge letters on clearance at hobby lobby,  they were $7 dollars each marked down from $70.  I then painted them and added gold glitter, because I can never leave well enough alone,  lol.  Thanks for the tutorial,  I might need to think of a reason to make these anyways. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

k-shibs :  awesome! i’ve seen several tutorials online for people making them out of carboard, but this seems to be the first tutorial i’ve seen for “quality” ones. alas, as much as I love these tutorials I live in an apartment in NYC…so no woodshopping space!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

k-shibs :  ah, the luxury of a balcony! alas, we don’t have one of those (;

Post # 8
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299 posts
Helper bee

Oh,  cute idea to hang them in the garage.   We’re big diyers too,  so that might be something we do.   Plus I love learning a new technique!   It’ll be put on the back burner for now, since we’re currently working on a bazillion things for our wedding next year.   We share the same first middle and last initials,  (CRS) so it would be cute to do those and maybe replace the current letters we have on our mantle.   The “love” letters we bought are about 3.5 ft tall,  so we’ll most likely sell them afterwards.   They do not have lights,  and were made of tin,  hence why I decided glitter was the better way to go.   Our venue is at house built in the 20’s and they have lots of strict rules,  so I’m guessing a chord running out in to the garden might have been frowned upon.  We’re probably already pushing it with our letters,  lol.   

Omg we tried making things in our last apt on the patio and got in trouble for making too much noise with our saw.   You’re lucky your place didn’t care!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

k-shibs :  we do have an outside area in our apartment complex where i’ve been dragging all my wedding stuff to spray paint, so there’s that (: but no accessible outlets out there to plug in power tools. still—someday i’ll use your tutorial!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

catskillsinjune :  was thinking the same thing about these vs. the cardboard oens. 

k-shibs :  Such an awesome DIY!!! (and it looks really doable!) Those were some excellent tips!

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