DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

Hey Friends!  Happy Hump Day!  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!! The last time I dropped in, I shared all the details from Parker’s Batman vs. Superman Birthday Party.  One of my favorite parts of this party, was the DIY Light Up Marquee Sign  that I made. I promised you a tutorial, so I’m back today to show you how I made it! 🙂

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

Here’s what you’ll need:

Projector

Paper

Ink Pen

Black Foam Board

Red Poster Board

Carpet Knife

Wood Skewer

Christmas Lights (50 count)

 

 

First, I Googled “Batman vs. Superman logo black & white” on my iPad and found this image.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Then I placed a small sheet of paper over the iPad & traced the image.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Then I placed the image under my mom’s projector to project it onto the wall & enlarge it. I used this same projector for the DIY Rope Name Art I made for his Western Themed Birthday a couple years back. In order for the projector to work best, you have to be in a dark room with no windows. Since I was working on this while working at my shop, the only room I could do this in was the bathroom! That’s also the reason we are using a paper shopping bag! Lol!

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

So we turned off the bathroom lights, projected the image onto the paper & I traced it out. I don’t have any pictures of this part since we were working in the dark, but this is what we ended up with!

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Once I had traced the image out, then I cut it out and placed it on top of a piece of black foam board. Then I traced the outer edge of the logo out onto the foam board.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Using a carpet knife, I cut the image out.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Once I was done with the batman portion of the logo, I cut out the superman logo & placed it onto a piece of red poster board. I again, traced the image onto the poster board and cut it out.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Then using a glue stick, I attached the superman logo to the batman logo.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

I used a wooden skewer to poke holes in the outer edges of the foam board in order to get ready to insert the Christmas lights. I used the Christmas lights as my guide when figuring out the spacing between the holes.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

Then I started inserting the lights through the holes. I didn’t have to used anything to secure the lights inside the holes. They fit nice & snug and didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

I would recommend using a 50 count light set. I was using some old Christmas lights that we had leftover from Christmas decorating at the store. I ended up having to duct tape the extra lights to the back of the marquee when all was said and done.

 

Here’s a look at the finished product!

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

When it was party time, I just did a wall of red streamers behind the cake table and hung the marquee using a cup hook and a curtain ring I had laying around the house. The streamers did the trick when trying to hide the extension cord which powered the marquee.

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

 

It was the perfect addition to the cake table decorations! 🙂

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign

I hope you found this tutorial helpful! You could use the black foam board & Christmas lights to make all kinds of different marquees. Whether it’s a monogram or any other kind of logo! My sister is currently planning my niece’s first birthday party which is going to have a Minnie Mouse theme. We talked about how cute it would be to do a Minnie Mouse head with the lights as well! The possibilities are seriously endless!!

DIY Light Up Marquee Sign Collage

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!! I appreciate being able to share my creativeness here on the blog and even more so, appreciate you coming by to check out my latest creations!

Have a great week friends!!

Batman vs. Superman Birthday Party

Hey Friends! How the heck are ya?! Things have been good here. It’s hard for me to believe that we are now in the last days of June. Where on earth did this month go?! Between things going on with the store, CRAZY baseball schedules, and traveling north for a wedding, it seems as though […]

How To Remove Mildew Stains from Outdoor Cushions

Hey Friends!  Happy Tuesday to all of you! I wanted to drop in today & share with you a project I completed a couple weeks back! I’ve been slowly, but surely marking things off our to-do list for the back deck. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember the makeover […]

Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover

Hey friends!! Can you believe it?! I’m back with another post! And it’s only been a week! 🙂 Today’s post is one that I’ve been wanting to share for quite some time. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about this space! You’ve seen our guest bathroom, but you’ve never seen the master bath! […]

Spray Painted Adirondack Chair

Hey Friends!! Long time no chat.  Am I right?! I’m so excited to be dropping in today! Since opening the store, I’ve had a hard time keeping up with this little ole blog. Although I’m loving every minute of being a business owner, I definitely miss blogging. Lately, I’ve been missing it even more than […]

Oreo Cake Pops Made Easy {Shannon from Southern Home With Style}

Hey Friends!! Long time, no chat, huh?! If you’ve been following along on Facebook and/or Instagram, you know that I’ve been busy with all things store related. Unfortunately, ( as much as I hate it ) this little blog has taken a backseat for the time being! I have high hopes of getting back to a normal […]

Removing The Wall Between The Kitchen And Living Room {Plus New Floors}

Hey Y’all! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! 🙂 If you haven’t noticed, I’ve had a hard time sticking to a normal blogging routine ever since the store opened. I hate that….like, really hate it! But there’s this crazy thing called life that keeps me from chatting with you all each week. […]

The Online Store is OPEN!!!

Hey Friends!! How the heck are ya?! I’m so pleased & super excited to be dropping in today to announce the OPENING of our online store!! For the last 7 months at our brick & mortar location, we realized the need & the interest for quick & convenient online shopping. We hope that you’ll find […]

DIY Faux Canvas Print

Hey Friends!! Happy Tuesday to you all!! Thank you for all of your kind feedback regarding the Boys’ Shared Bedroom! I’m glad you all love it as much as I do!  I had several inquiries on Facebook and Instagram regarding the large prints above the boys’ beds. Many of you asked if they were canvases. They […]

Boys Shared Bedroom Progress

Hey Y’all!! Long time, no chat, huh?! I can’t believe my last post was four months ago!  The last time we were together, I shared our DIY Faux Fireplace Mantel for the store & then BOOM!!  The insane Christmas shopping season began!  It was all a crazy, wonderful whirlwind & I am still in awe […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...