DIY marquee lights

I’ve got a tiny obsession with marquee lights. I’ve also got a tiny house to move back to in the U.K at some stage so buying proper ones would seem foolish. And expensive. Have you seen the price of them?!?

These cost me about $15 to make, using some cardboard letters from my local craft shop. Obviously they don’t look 100% like the real thing (they’re a bit Blue Peter) but once they’re lit up I think they make for a pretty good substitute.

DIY marquee lights

All I did was cut the fronts off the letters, poke holes in them for the lights and paint them, bronze on the inside and red gloss on the outside. Easy peasy! I can even (just about) make them into a homage to the wonderful city of Philadelphia…

DIY marquee lights