I recently changed around some of the decor in my bedroom, including painting some furniture and hanging curtains to add a few touches of sleek and sophisticated black into my girly room. I had come across a DIY tutorial for a marquee light on the Oh So Pretty blog and was dying to try it. I followed their basic tutorial with just a couple of changes to make it my own.
Because I wanted a black letter, I used black foam core instead of painting over white.
All of the edges of my letter "H" were straight, so I used all foam core instead of a combination of foam core and poster board. This definitely helped to make my light more sturdy, but it was not easy to cut all of the edges perfectly!
I also wanted to give my letter an old-timey circus feel. I searched all over for little globe Christmas lights, but it was the wrong time of year when I made this project and there were none to be found! I had to compromise, so before I put my strand of regular lights in, I popped small clear ornament bulbs that I found at Michael's into the front of my letter, used hot glue to secure them, and then added the lights from behind.
|This is how it looks hung with the cord tucked in the back, but if I want to use the light, the cord shows. Any ideas how to hide it?|